Deputy Medical Examiner

Application Deadline: 2021-04-26
Job Type: County
Job Description:


This position directly supports the medical examiner and chief deputy by being a primary death investigator for the office, provide cremation authorizations, and performing other duties as assigned by the medical examiner and chief deputy. This position includes triaging and screening death notifications from hospitals, hospice agencies, nursing homes and other facilities to determine if the death meets jurisdiction requirements. Responding to death scenes and investigating both natural and non-natural deaths, which includes photographing the scene and decedent, conducting a body examination, interviewing witnesses/family, reviewing medical records, working collaboratively with law enforcement, funeral directors, and medical providers, determining cause and manner of death, and completing a comprehensive case report of all scene and investigative findings.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week with additional on-call hours. The on-call requirement is two weekday overnights from 1600 hours to 0800 hours and every fourth weekend from Friday at 1600 hours through Monday at 0800 hours; some of these hours are covered by an on-call deputy medical examiner, but would require back-up assistance.

A flexible schedule is required as services are provided 24/7.

If you are considering part-time employment, we are always looking for qualified employees to further support the Medical Examiner’s Office on an On-Call basis. You can also apply for our casual Deputy Medical Examiner – On Call.


Associate’s degree from an accredited college/university in a medical specialization (i.e. Nursing, Paramedic, or Physician’s Assistant), Forensic Science, or related field with one year of medico-legal investigative experience or a minimum of three years emergency medical, nursing or related experience desired. Other combinations of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Previous experience with death investigations or forensics desired. Certified by the American Board of Medico-legal Death Investigators (ABMDI) preferred and will be required within one year of hire. Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and a driving record that meets county standards.

Deadline Note:

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