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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: RFSC
Job Title: PT Medical Investigator
Salary: $19.39 Hourly

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Professional position at the Regional Forensic Science Center performing medicolegal death investigations.  Responds promptly to death scenes and conducts independent and thorough investigation into circumstances of death.  Questions witnesses, relatives and other persons to obtain pertinent information regarding decedent.


Essential Job Functions:

Responds promptly to death scenes and conducts independent and thorough investigation into circumstances of death.

  • Gathers detailed medical history and follow-up information as needed including but not limited to medical records and police reports to aid in the determination of cause and manner of death.
  • Photographs death scenes as required.
  • Summarizes all information in a written report(s) for duty pathologist.
  • Identifies and maintains chain of custody of evidentiary items.

Maintains/Initiates communication with family members and other external customers regarding cases.

  • Questions witnesses, relatives and other persons to obtain pertinent information regarding decedent

Completes supporting case documents 

  • Generate thorough Report of Death on all cases reported (Coroner’s cases and Jurisdiction released).
  • Compiles clear and concise reports in a timely fashion detailing circumstances surrounding death, medical history, related data and follow-up material.
  • Tracks and analyzes death statistics and generates monthly summaries.



Customer Focus/Client Orientation:  Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; makes a conscious effort to include diversity of input in all decisions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in products and services. Gains customer trust and respect; meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Detail-Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.  Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed.

Dependability/Reliability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Integrity:  Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.  Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.  Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner, maintaining an inclusive work environment.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.  Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.  Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations. Does the right thing rather than the convenient thing.

Stress Management/Tolerance:  Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree in medical/biologic/scientific field, and one year of experience in death/crime scene investigation or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:  Two years of experience in death/crime scene investigation or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

License, certifications, etc…   American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI) Certified.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Testing/Screening Requested:




PC, Microsoft Office, digital camera, digital file storage


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Sunday (depending on schedule)

Location of work:  1109 N Minneapolis St, Wichita, KS

The employee is subject to a variety of hazards and unsafe environments such as poorly lit roadways and unsafe buildings.  Includes a variety of physical conditions such as exposure to extreme temperatures or exposure to chemicals  and biohazardous materials.

Salary Range:  $19.39 - $25.00 hourly


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20010000

Open Date: 2/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 4/2/2019 11:59:59 PM