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Forensic Pathologist III/IV

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Perris
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION

The County of Riverside's Sheriff's Department is accepting applications for Forensic Pathologist III/IV. This position performs autopsies and evaluates historical and law-enforcement investigative information in order to establish cause and time of death and whether death was due to natural causes, accident, suicide, homicide, or is undetermined.

Meet the Team!

The law enforcement professionals of the Riverside CountySheriff's Department, with a staff of over 3,600 dedicated men and women, cover the expanse of over 7,300 square miles in southern California. The Sheriff's Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of its communities with integrity, professionalism, leadership, and loyalty and believes in service above self.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Performs autopsies and evaluates historical and law-enforcement investigative information in order to establish cause and time of death and whether death was due to natural causes, accident, suicide, homicide, or is undetermined.
  • Collects medical evidence such as trace evidence and secretions; performs chemical and/or microscopic examination of tissues and fluids, and submits samples of body fluids, tissues and other findings to laboratories for toxicology and clinical laboratory examination when analysis may be required.
  • Prepares detailed reports of findings, confers with judicial and law enforcement personnel and assists in interpreting autopsy findings for the purpose of reconstructing events leading to suspected homicides or suicides.
  • Signs death certificates, gives testimony at inquests, Coroner Review processes, and in court trials.
  • Keeps informed of current techniques, procedures and equipment in forensic pathology; conducts special research projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Forensic Pathologist III

License/Certificate:Possession of a valid Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California and eligible for Forensic Pathologist Board Certification.

Forensic Pathologist IV

License/Certificate:Possession of a valid Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California. Possession of the Forensic Pathologist Board Certification.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of modern medicine and techniques of autopsy; statues, ordinances, regulations and medicolegal issues related to Coroner's Bureau; the current and highly specialized techniques, investigative procedures and equipment applicable to forensic pathology including the applicability of toxicology, ballistics/firearm examination, trace evidence, forensic serology, forensic anthropology, and DNA technology; rules and regulations applicable to court testimony.

Ability to: Perform highly skilled post-mortem examinations; review and evaluate complex investigations, autopsy reports and other specific findings to establish the cause of death; communicate effectively and serve as an expert witness in a court of law, inquests, and legal proceedings; write and effectively interpret comprehensive reports; establish and maintain effective relationships with others. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Work Performance Measures

  • Gains confidence of County staff, judicial agencies, legal representatives, the media and the public.
  • Viewed as medicolegal expert in Forensic Pathology.
  • Demonstrates integrity and professional standards.
  • Answers technical questions in appropriate format for audience whether jury or a medicolegal expert.
  • Follows policies, procedures, standards and controls established by the Chief Forensic Pathologist.

Candidates must be able to pass an extensive background check.

Veterans' Preference The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

What's next?

This recruitment is open to all candidates. Current employees may receive interview preference over external applicants. Upload a current resume, including certification information on your application/resume at the time you apply.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.

Contact Carmen Posey at (951) 955-5736 or cposey@rivco.org with any questions.

Keywords: County of Riverside, Perris , Forensic Pathologist III/IV, Other , Perris, California

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