Distinguishing Features of the Class


This is an entry level, skilled position in the Medical Examiner's Office responsible for assisting with the in-processing and release of decedents. The work involves responsibility for answering the office phone, collection of preliminary case information upon death notification, database data entry and record scanning, case file maintenance and custodial maintenance in the morgue, garage and other areas. Due to the nature of the position, employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Does related work as required.


Typical Work Activities















Participates in public health preparedness activities as trained and assigned.



Full Performance  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics



Minimum Qualifications


Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:


  1. One (1) year of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in law enforcement, as a funeral director, or in an emergency medical service or related field such as, but not limited to, firefighter, paramedic, health care provider or ambulance attendant; OR


  1. Two (2) years** of active volunteer experience in an organized volunteer or paid fire department or ambulance organization and either:  1.) successful completion of a course in typing or data entry; or 2.) six (6) months of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience involving typing or data entry on a computer style keyboard/terminal as a major function of the job; or


  1. Completion of 12 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees in forensic science.



Note: **Two (2) years as a volunteer in an organized volunteer or paid fire department or ambulance organization means length in time in calendar years as an active member in good standing.  This does not have to be full-time experience.




      When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid Non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.





2/2022 Revised