Employment Opportunity

Deputy Coroner

Marion County Coroner, Indianapolis, Indiana

Salary: $14.43 - $17.89 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Part Time position

Position is responsible for providing crime scene and investigation activities for public safety agencies throughout Marion County. Assists in the development and implementation of crime scene scientific programs; confers with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to coordinate work activities at scenes and/or in the office. Provides preliminary data and information from death investigations. Provides testimony as an expert in court as needed. Ensures that the total work product meets all appropriate scientific, legal and accreditation requirements. Trains new employees as assigned.

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  • Responsible for forensic support in the identification, preservation and collection of forensic evidence at death investigation crime scenes, providing a wide variety of death investigation activities involving homicides, suicides, etc. to include, but not limited to, DNA collection/swabbing, fingerprinting, and other death investigation procedures.
  • Ensures that appropriate quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) methodologies are employed throughout the death investigation, per the NAME (National Association of Medical Examiner) guidelines.
  • Provides expert testimony in court.
  • Assists supervisors to develop, implement, and provide technical guidance to all employees within the office, field and laboratory to include QA/QC
  • Implements newly developed forensic, crime scene, and death investigation technologies.
  • Reviews statistical data and ensures compliance with appropriate scientific, legal and government regulations
  • Recommends modification of practices to the section supervisor, as required, for operation of section
  • Serves as liaison between MCCO and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that scientific and administrative support is provided
  • Conducts training, as directed, for local agencies to include basic death investigation courses, crime scene courses, and specialized forensic applications courses for the proper collection of cases in the forensic disciplines of death investigation and latent prints. .
  • Attends seminars, meetings and conferences to incorporate new developments into laboratory and field case work.
  • Presents results of laboratory research at conferences and/or publish results in scientific journals.
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Baccalaureate degree in Biology or Forensic Science is required. A degree in Criminal Justice, with science courses, may be considered. Five (5) years' experience in crime scene or death investigation, or (five (5) years law enforcement experience with a state Medicolegal Coroner's Training certificate may be used as a degree equivalent. Incumbent must be willing and capable of completing external training as it is related to the position. Must be able to attain Indiana Medicolegal Death Investigation certification through the Indiana State Training Board within one year of hire. Must complete 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
Independent Judgment
  • Incumbent must exercise independent judgment in the performance of their duties and receive minimal supervision. Independent judgment must be exercised with assessing death scenes and in the course or performing one's duty. Errors in judgment could create significant legal liability for the City and County of Indianapolis.

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Posted: April 25, 2017

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