Deputy Coroner Level I/II

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Criminology and Forensics
  • Salary: $65,751.12 - $92,101.68 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:1/28/2022, 2/25/2022, 8/26/2022 (final)

Salary Information:
Deputy Coroner Level I: $ 5,479.26 to $ 6,991.33 monthly
Deputy Coroner Level II: $6,013.42 to $7,675.14 monthly


Under general supervision, the Deputy Coroner I/II conducts investigations to determine the jurisdiction, circumstances, manner and cause of deaths which occur within the jurisdiction of the Sacramento County's Coroner's Office.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Principles, methods and techniques of investigation and interviewing with emphasis on investigation of deaths to determine cause and manner
  • Techniques and sources for identifying and locating persons
  • Rules of evidence and standard techniques for gathering and preserving evidence
  • Basic anatomy and medical terminology
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Medical and laboratory procedures related to death investigation
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Ability to
  • Understand and follow oral instructions and Coroner's Office procedures and laws
  • Accurately observe and record information relating to deaths
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other governmental agencies in situations that are highly stressful
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with department personnel, law enforcement agencies, other coroner's offices, medical offices, the media, and others
  • Interpret laws and regulations
  • Write clear and concise reports, field notes, and correspondence and maintain accurate records using modern office equipment
  • Analyze and interpret medical and other technical reports relating to investigations and assess them for completeness and accuracy
  • Learn the use and care of small firearms


Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of 60 semester (90 quarter) units from an accredited college or university with at least 9 semester (13 quarter) units of coursework in criminal justice, life science, health science, or other closely related field.

Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, life science, health science or other closely related field from an accredited college or university is desirable, but not required.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

Criminal History and Background Checks : The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

Compliance with California Government Code : Each employee of this class shall meet the minimum standards pursuant to California Government Code, Section 1031, as may be amended from time to time.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Any permanent resident alien shall be disqualified from holding a position if his or her application for citizenship is denied.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. In addition, a classifiable set of fingerprints shall be furnished to the Department of Justice and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
  • Be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. For purposes of this section, a medical examination, including psychological screening, shall be required prior to appointment.

License Requirement : Some positions may require possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, prior to appointment to this class. Failure to maintain a valid license may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules and/or the applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certificate Requirement :
Deputy Coroner Level I: Successful completion of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified PC 832 Arrest and Firearms course and a POST certified Coroner's Death Investigation Course must be successfully completed within one year of appointment.

Deputy Coroner Level II: Successful completion of a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified PC 832 Arrest and Firearms course is required at the time of appointment. A POST certified Coroner's Death Investigation Course must be successfully completed within one year of appointment.

Physical Requirements : Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
  • Lift and move bodies weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance
  • Assist with carrying dead bodies up and down stairs and steep levees, and in confined areas
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions : Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
  • Handle death in a mature and respectful manner
  • Tolerate unpleasant aspects associated with traumatic death, bodies of deceased persons in various stages of decomposition, odors and larva
  • Travel when necessary to conduct business
  • Make tactful and empathetic death notifications
  • Work in all weather conditions
  • Work on-call as necessary including nights, weekends and holidays
Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.

Application and Testing Information

APPLICATION

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
www.SacCountyJobs.net
  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note:Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

For information regarding County jobs:
  • www.saccountyjobs.net
Closing Date/Time: 8/26/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

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