Forensic Investigator

The County of Delaware, Media, PA, US


  • Determine if deaths fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Conduct telephone and scene investigations, interview witnesses, obtain information from first responders such as police, fire, and healthcare workers
  • Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Use digital photography to document death scenes and trauma to the body
  • Use medical terminology to write investigative reports and scene narratives
  • Use computer to input data into a Case Management System
  • Responsible for locating and notifying next of kin which includes direct interaction with distraught families
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift and move bodies approximately 100 pounds or more, be exposed to unpleasant smells, hazardous chemicals, biological fluids, and extreme weather conditions when conducting scene investigations
  • Must be able to work any shift as necessary in a 24-hour period, including weekends and holidays. Initially work hours will include 12 hours but as staffing increases will be reduced to 8 hour shifts
  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated and follow mask mandates. Those who are not COVID-19 vaccinated may be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing
  • Must submit to a drug test upon hire and random drug testing throughout your employment



  • High School Diploma
  • At least 1 year work experience in investigating deaths that fell under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner or Coroner’s Office
  • Ability to pass security background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Crime Scene Investigation or Medical Terminology
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field with experience in a Medical Examiner or Coroner’s office
  • 1 year work experience or practical internship experience

Work experience can be substituted for education requirement on a year-by-year basis


$22.52/ hourly

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