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Job Title: Forensic Investigator
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Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 11/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
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Position Description: The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Forensic Investigator to support the CDC. A Forensic Investigator is full performance level of work that investigates violent, sudden or suspicious cases that are referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Investigations include screening cases, gathering information, conducting an examination of body at location of the incident and producing an investigation report that will assist the Forensic Pathologist in the determination of cause and manner of death. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Chief Investigator and are required to work rotating shifts subject to call in on a twenty four (24) hour basis. Work is performed in both an office setting and at the scenes of death. Work may involve exposure to hazardous conditions when at scenes of death requiring employees to use safety to prevent exposure to hazards which could carry contagious diseases. 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. RESPONSIBILITIES • Investigates circumstances and recovers physical evidence at the scene of death to provide information used by the Forensic Pathologist to determine the identity of the deceased, as well as the time, cause, and manner of death and identity of victim. • Answers phones, obtains, relays and records, factual information regarding the circumstances of death from a variety of sources including but not limited to: the police, fire department/EMS personnel, funeral directors, hospitals, and family members. • Obtains photographs of decedent, the location where decedent found, and location of injuries. Observes and documents physical conditions at the place of death. • Conducts preliminary examination of the scene of death and a physical examination of the corpse, collecting evidence allowed by law. • Assumes responsibility of physically removing of the corpse from the scene in a safe dignified way, transporting the body to the OCME and producing an organized, thorough investigation report. Bodies may be decomposed or dismembered. • Conducts body check-in procedure for all cases received at OCME. This entails: Weighing, measuring, inspecting, depositing and labeling human corpses • Works with the investigating police agency to obtain medical and dental records required to potentially identify unknown remains. Contacts physicians and other medical personnel to obtain medical history, habits, and other information about decedent’s manner of death. Will interview families and assist them with the identification of unknown remains via photo or viewing room. • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: providing deposition or court room testimony, conduct death scene reconstructions, oversee maintenance of state vehicles in accordance with policy and procedure, ensure safety and security of premises, equipment, materials, and supplies, serve as office security, drive physicians to court, deliver mail, deliver laboratory specimens for analysis, pick up supplies, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: • Associate’s degree in Health Sciences, Police Sciences, or Forensics • One year experience investigating the circumstances of death at death scene. Additional experience may be substituted for education • Valid driver’s license • Familiarity with medical terms and an average typing speed of 40 wpm is recommended • Familiarity with universal precautions, thermometers, GPS and digital camera equipment required • Must have knowledge of chain of custody • Familiarity with the Internet, MS Windows, MS Office and a variety of office equipment is required. • Knowledge of the National Institute of Justice’s Guidelines for Death Scene Investigation • Knowledge of interviewing and investigative techniques • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and legal processes • Skill in using multiple software programs, Smartphone applications, and digital cameras • Skill in observing and documenting physical conditions and taking photographs at the scene of death • Skill in obtaining and recording factual information regarding the circumstances of death. Ability to transcribe verbal information into database while its being received over the phone • Skill in preparing medicolegal reports • Have ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise tact understanding, understanding, and good judgement in dealing with deceased person’s family • Ability to transcribe verbal information into database while receiving information over the phone. • Registry certification with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, Inc. is preferred. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.

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: 2/16/2019
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Forensic Investigator
Contact Location:

Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
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  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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