Coroner's Investigator (part-time)

Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, Denver, CO, US


Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts investigations and ascertains the cause, manner, and circumstances of reportable death.
  • Determines investigative technique, scope, timing and direction of investigations.
  • Locates the next of kin by contacting designated representatives, treatment agencies, family members, insurance companies, and other interested parties.
  • Researches and verifies decedent identity through police records, treatment agencies, employers, and description from friends and family, and uses medical history, x-rays, fingerprints, dental information and insurance reports to compile supplemental reports.
  • Verifies cause of death for death certificate investigation to determine if further investigation by the Coroner’s Office is required.
  • Evaluates and preserves all information and documentation gathered, secures personal effects, home, and other personal property of decedent pending arrival of family, personal representative, or public administrator.
  • Maintains investigation records including reports of decedents, statistical data from logs, and special project assignments.
  • Performs research and assembles and organizes documents for interoffice use.
  • Actively participate on the department’s emergency preparedness and response team(s) to support meeting the department’s public health and environmental responsibilities outlined in the city’s Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Our ideal candidate will have previous coroner/death investigator experience. We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education Requirement: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
  • Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of professional experience conducting comprehensive investigations of complex criminal/civil cases, or a related field. One (1) year of internship with the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner could substitute for one (1) year of required experience.
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of education may be substituted for each required year of experience.
  • License/Certification Requirement: This job requires driving. Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
  • Condition of Employment: It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.


Position Salary Range $28.47 - $44.13/hourly.
Starting pay based on experience and education.

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