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Job Title: Medicolegal Death Investigator
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Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 10/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 4
Location: Raleigh,  NC   
Position Description: The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.


The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for full-time Medicolegal Death Investigator positions to support the CDC. These positions conduct investigations, examinations, and produce reports for deaths that fall under medical examiner jurisdictionwithin the catchment area served by the North Carolina (Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (NC OCME). The Medicolegal Death Investigator positions will directly assist NC OCME forensic pathologists in expediting turnaround times on sudden, unexpected deaths, including opioid-related deaths, by providing relevant investigatory information in a timely manner.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.


Conduct death scene investigations within the NC OCME catchment area; coordinate and cooperate with other agencies, including law enforcement; confirm identification of the decedent; perform a cursory external examination; conduct relevant interviews; and complete appropriate investigation reports to reflect findings and interpretations. Receive and evaluate initial reports relating to deaths within the NC OCME catchment area; obtain medical, law enforcement, occupational, and/or other historical data on cases accepted for jurisdiction. Provide support to the forensic pathologists by responding to general inquiries and requests for information within established guidelines; collect data and prepare factual written reports on death investigations to document evidence and events related to the death scene; report findings to the attending forensic pathologist associated with each case; observe autopsy examinations and assist with the documentation and collection of evidence to establish the cause and manner of death. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in a biological or medically-related field, forensic science, or criminal justice required Minimum five years of experience in an investigatory (homicide/death scene investigations) or response field (military, law enforcement, Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic). American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) certification is preferred. Highly detail oriented, works well within a diverse team, demonstrates a high degree of initiative and flexibility, able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, able to prioritize activities when under tight deadlines, and possesses analytical skills. Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet development and management, and database management, with a particular emphasis on proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular experience reviewing and editing documents. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners. To apply: Resumes will be accepted through October 30, 2018

Organization Description: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

Closing Date: 1/26/2019
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Contact Name: Davida Collins,  Medicolegal Death Investigator
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
Contact Location: 600 Peachtree Street NW
  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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