Employment Opportunity

Coroner Investigator

Clark County Coroner's Office, Las Vegas, Nevada

Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: April 20, 2018


Please Note: Part-time employment will not lead to permanent employment. Part-time hourly employees are used to fill positions normally less than twenty (20) hours per week. Part-time employees do not receive benefits.

This position performs thorough, systematic and timely medicolegal investigations to determine the cause and manner of death in cases referred to the Clark County Coroner's Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner (CCOCME).

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  • Responds to the scene of death; secures or assists in securing the scene of death and protecting evidence; ensures identification of the decedent and arranges for transport to the morgue.
  • Interviews individuals at the scene to obtain relevant information; reports any unusual or suspicious circumstances to the appropriate law enforcement agency and provides appropriate information to their personnel.
  • Documents, impounds, examines and identifies all medications and/or drugs prior to proper disposition within a controlled manner.
  • Governs custody of the demised body and appendages by inaugurating logistical support while maintaining chain of evidence.
  • If decedent cannot be positively identified, locates and secures such items as medical and dental information to be used in the forensic process.
  • Provides support and explanations of procedures and findings to family members or others; makes referrals to appropriate community agencies as warranted.
  • Conducts follow-up investigations by searching records, personal effects, etc., and by interviewing individuals who may have relevant information; maintains contact with law enforcement agencies as required.
  • Gathers, documents and maintains the chain of evidence; maintains accurate records and files.
  • Prepares written reports of findings and distributes to the proper authorities; testifies in court regarding the content and validity of the findings.
  • May provides sworn court testimony regarding the investigation conducted and attests to the validity of any or all information documented.
  • Drives a personal or County motor vehicle in the course of the work.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Equivalent to graduation from high school AND one (1) year experience in law enforcement, investigations, or work in EMS of medical setting.
  • Successful completion of the CCOCME Reserve Training Program may be substitutes for the work experience.
  • Certification of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI) is desirable.
Licensing and Certification:
  • Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license.
Medical Examination:
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician, including drug examination
Background Investigation:
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a background investigation.
  • Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
  • Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
  • Mobility and strength to work in a combined office and field setting, including being able to lift and maneuver equipment or decedents weighing more than 100 pounds with proper equipment, stamina to stand and walk for extended periods, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

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Posted: March 28, 2018

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