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Part-time Position, As Needed All county departments must maintain an open and customer service-oriented environment, cooperate with other County departments and governmental entities, and keep accurate and timely records and information. Job Summary: Under the direction of the Coroner, the Deputy Coroner performs examinations of deceased persons. Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs. - Performs examinations of deceased persons. - Conducts preliminary examinations of deceased persons; locates signs of trauma; identifies factors that would indicate time of death; inquiries into the cause, manner, and circumstances of human deaths; establishes the identities of deceased persons. - Draws biological samples from deceased persons for toxicology testing. - Complete death certificates; observe, record, and preserve objects and personal property related to deaths, including but not limited to medication containers and suicide notes; notify next of kin; provide notice of human deaths to county attorney and law enforcement agencies. - Completes reports and forms required to finalize cases; provides information concerning the circumstances of death to relatives; inventories personal effects recovered from bodies, including but not limited to jewelry or wallets. - Coordinates the release of personal effects to authorized persons; removes or supervises the removal of bodies from death scenes; facilitates the disposition of unclaimed corpses and personal effects; testifies at inquests, hearings, and court trials; performs other duties as assigned. Physical Demands and Working Conditions: The demands and conditions described here are representative of those the employee must meet to perform the essential functions of the job. - Duties are generally performed in an out-of-office environment, in residence, and outside in varied environments. - Must be able to access off-site locations in various weather conditions. This position requires the ability to bend at the waist, kneel, reach over the head, talk, hear, and see. - Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. - Position requires knowledge and use of typical office equipment (copy machines, telephone, and computer), evidence collection kits, and cameras. - This position requires frequent contact with fellow employees and citizens. Supervision Exercised: List jobs reporting to the subject position and level of supervisory authority. The primary function of this job is not in a supervisory capacity. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Knowledge of Montana Code Annotated related to duties and responsibilities of Coroner, Coroner?s Office procedures, County policies and procedures, crime scene protocols, medications, firearms, and record-keeping associated with storing and safeguarding evidence. - Knowledge of policies, procedures, and protocols for maintaining evidence; basic law enforcement terminology; administrative and clerical procedures and systems. - Ability to use physical and chemical methods to process evidence according to prescribed standards; apply rules, regulations, and policies according to applicable standards. - Operate computer hardware and related software, including word processing; use photographic equipment according to prescribed standards; use office equipment; apply rules, regulations, and policies according to office standards. - Generate written reports according to prescribed standards; maintain accurate and timely records according to prescribed standards; maintain detailed logs and records; combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions; arrange assignments and activities - Effectively communicate in oral and written form; establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and citizens; maintain accurate records, inventories, files, and indexes. - May be required to work long and irregular hours, including weekends, as assigned. Possesses a strong ability to maintain professionalism with disgruntled customers, vendors, and employees. - Understanding of basic anatomy and basic medical terminology. Education and Experience: The knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position are acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Successful applicants must attend the Coroner Basic Course within six (6) months of appointment.