Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is the entry-level position in the field of forensic pathology. Forensic autopsy procedures are employed to help determine the cause and manner of death in violent, sudden, unexpected, and suspicious deaths.
Work involves postmortem examinations, documentation of anatomic findings, collection of evidence, and collaboration with law enforcement officers, coroners, funeral homes, and forensic scientists. Sensitivity towards decedents, families, and the maintenance of privacy is essential. Work is performed under the supervision of the State Medical Examiner(s), and the Director of the Mississippi Crime Laboratory.
Examples of Work:Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Learns and develops proficiency to assist with external and internal examinations of bodies, including the anatomic dissection and removal of internal organs; and maintains a chain of custody for medicolegal investigations.
Develops proficiency in taking appropriate forensic photographs for submission of evidence into a court of law.
Learns and follows protocol in accepting/releasing bodies from and/or to transportation services, coroners, funeral home personnel; and law enforcement agencies following proper documentation and storage protocol.
Develops proficiency in obtaining radiographs of remains as applicable.
Develops proficiency in the JusticeTrax-Laboratory Information System (LIMS) program.
Adheres to decontamination and hazardous waste disposal protocols.
Performs all and/or parts of duties of other positions within the Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office as required or assigned.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
An Associate's Degree or sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited college or university;
Two (2) years of experience related to the described duties;
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);
Four (4) years of experience related to the described duties.
Above graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education, and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
State Of Mississippi