An Associate’s degree from an accredited college, university, or vocationaltechnical
school with a major in criminal justice/law enforcement, pathology, forensics, social work, public
health, biology, microbiology, chemistry, anthropology, physician’s assistant, nursing or pre-med and two years
of medical investigative experience.
OR One year of experience as a Pathology/Forensic Technician, Diener,
Forensic Laboratory Technician or Forensic Evidence Technician/Specialist, Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic or certified/sworn law enforcement
OR Satisfactory completion of a course in Death Investigations from an accredited college, university
community college or vocational-technical school or training from a governmental/military/accrediting agency in
death/criminal/accident investigations (e.g., National Transportation Safety Board-NTSB; Occupational Health
& Safety Administration-OSHA, Bureau of Mine Safety, Federal Department of Justice/FBI, etc.).
year of experience with Pima County as a Pathologist Assistant, Forensic Field Agent, Forensic Technician,
Criminal Investigator Specialist, Criminal Investigator or Communicable Disease Investigator.
Special Notice Items:
Department of Labor Regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this
category may have a high risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. In accordance with OSHA and Pima
County guidelines, safety training, equipment, Hepatitis B and TB Screening will be provided. All positions
require satisfactory completion of a background investigation by law enforcement agencies or a private agency
for the 2 year period prior to appointment. Pre-/Post-appointment drug testing may be required of all positions.
All positions require the ability to work in the presence of noxious odors and offensive sights involving human
All employees in this classification must be able to lift and move weights up
to 100 pounds unassisted for brief periods and for short distances. Employees must be able to traverse rough,
unimproved terrain on foot, in extremes of weather (e.g., heat, cold, etc.). Normal color vision is required, due
to need to examine and classify evidentiary materials and to process and interpret photographic and electronic
Licenses and Certificates:
A Class D Arizona driver’s license is required at the time of appointment, and
must be maintained as a condition of employment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month
Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Record review to determine applicant’s suitability to operate
county vehicles in accordance with Pima County administrative procedures. Registry certification by the
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators must be obtained within 2 years of hire. Failure to
maintain the required licenses/certifications shall be grounds for termination.
1. Experience in a medical examiner’s office as a pathologist’s assistant, forensic field agent, EMT, EMS,
RN, LPN counselor or law enforcement official.
2. Experience withstanding noxious odors, offensive sights and decomposed bodies.
3. Experience moving and manipulating heavy objects 100 plus pounds.
4. Experience cataloging personal property through data entry.
5. Familiarity with computerized data entry, preferably ME Software, VertiQ.
6. Proficiency with the English language, to include spelling and grammar, both written and oral.
This position with
rotating shifts/days is in the Medical Examiner’s Office of the Forensic Science Center.