Chief Deputy Coroner

Recruitment #1305-000418-001

Introduction

This recruitment is open only to current employees of the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.

This is a promotional opportunity for qualified employees of the Yolo County Sheriff's†Office†to apply for the class of Chief Deputy Coroner.

In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application by 5PM on Friday,†May 17th. If you chose to submit any additional information to Human Resources, you may do so in any one or more of the following ways:

As an attachment to the online application

By e-mail to hrjobs@yolocounty.org

By fax to (530)666-8049

By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department by the final filing deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Definition

Under general direction of the Sheriff-Coroner or his designee, to coordinate and supervise the activities of the Coronerís Division; to assist in the planning, directing, organizing, and administration of the Coronerís Division; and to perform related work as may be required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a peace officer status Penal Code Section 830.35 Paragraph C position in the Sheriff-Coronerís Office.This a†working supervisory position responsible for organizing and directing the daily activities of the Coronerís Office, supervising the work of Deputy Coroners and clerical staff, as well as performing the duties of the Deputy Coroner classification. The Chief Deputy Coroner is expected to know the investigation of deaths and circumstances surrounding the death, as well as relevant codes relating to the function and jurisdiction of the Coronerís Office.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbent in this classification; however, other duties may also be required:

  • Supervises and evaluates the work of all coroner investigative and clerical staff;
  • Supervises and/or personally conducts investigations into the circumstances, manner and causes of violent deaths, sudden or unusual deaths, unattended deaths, or other deaths which fall under the jurisdiction of the County Coroner;
  • Arranges and schedules coronerís inquest when required; coordinates the scheduling of autopsies with doctors, law enforcement, and other concerned agencies;
  • Reviews preliminary autopsy reports and other pertinent data; verifies the cause of death and signs death certificates; notifies the deceased personís next of kin after positive identification has been made; provides proper custody and security of monies, valuable and personal possession of the deceased;
  • Receives calls from law enforcement agencies, doctors, and others with potential cases and others with potential cases and determines if the cases are within the jurisdiction of the Coronerís office for investigation;
  • Pursues and performs the most difficult investigations to determine the cause and mode of death, and to establish the identify of decedents; assists with autopsies;
  • Supervises the maintenance of all records normally associated with the coronerís function; writes reports;
  • Removes bodies in stretchers from coronerís vans; removes bodies from autopsy tables onto gurneys; retrieves bodies from difficult and awkward locations and/or difficult terrain.

Employment Standards

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of G.E.D (technical training in subjects related to the Coronerís function is highly desirable).


Experience:
Two years of experience (preferably in a law enforcement agency) performing duties comparable to a Deputy Coroner in Yolo County.

License

Some positions in this classification may require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driverís license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge & Ability

Knowledge of: pertinent laws, statutes and ordinances normally associated with the Coronerís functions; physiology, anatomy and medical terminology applicable to the work of the Coronerís function; law enforcement and police procedures, especially as related to the Coronerís function.


Ability to:
accept the authority and principal responsibility for the Coronerís function; effectively supervise and evaluate staff; supervise on both a direct and indirect basis the investigation of the cause of deaths; to tolerate the sight and order of dead bodies.


Physical Ability to:
manually lift a 100 pounds into a gurney; assist in removing and carrying a dead body Ĺ mile over steep levees and other difficult terrain; carry a body up and down stairs or in confined areas; remove bodies from autopsy tables onto gurneys in fast succession, and lift, move, transport and remove bodies in coronerís van; assist with autopsies at an accelerated pace; read medical charts and write reports; hear radio transmissions and listen accurately to statements from interviews; use fingers, hand and rams; bend stoop, squat, kneel and walk on irregular surfaces is required; use of arms and legs for lifting, pushing, pulling objects; hear well and have good vision.

Environmental & Functional Factors

Incumbents perform considerable inside as well as outside work; work closely with others, and perform considerable work on slippery and uneven surfaces; incumbents are required to drive a van, and can expect to be exposed to dust, fumes, smoke and formaldehyde.


Special Qualifications

Person employed in this class must be willing to work odd, irregular, and/or rotating shifts, holidays and weekends.

Medical Class

This class involves frequent lifting of up to fifty pounds with occasional lifting of up to one hundred pounds or more, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces. Heavy labor positions are included in this category.

Selection Plan

5/14/2013 - Screen for Minimum Qualifications
5/14/2013 - Establish List
TBD†- Department Selection Interviews

Additional Required Materials

In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application by 5PM on Friday, May 17th. If you chose to submit any additional information to Human Resources, you may do so in any one or more of the following ways:

As an attachment to the online application

By e-mail to hrjobs@yolocounty.org

By fax to (530)666-8049

By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department by the final filing deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Contact Information

For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact†Brody Lorda by e-mail at brody.lorda@yolocounty.org†or by phone at (530) 666-8054.

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