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Field Deputy Med Investigator - req 1343

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The University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

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Field Deputy Med Investigator - req# 1343

Job Description

Field Deputy Med Investigator

Requisition ID


Working Title

Field Deputy Med Investigator

Position Grade


Position Summary

Under indirect supervision, on an on-call basis, responds to and participates in the on-scene investigation of unnatural and/or unattended deaths, and prepares reports for the Office of the Medical Investigator as required. Remains available to respond to reportable deaths on a 12 to 24-hour basis, as per call schedule.

1. Travels to the scene of homicides, suicides, accidental, questionable, and/or unattended deaths as required on behalf of the Office of the Medical Investigator, in accordance with established call schedule.

2. Takes custody of remains in accordance with prescribed protocol and procedure; performs initial on-scene examination of remains; takes photographs and collects information relevant to or related to cause and manner of death.

3. Conducts joint investigations of cause of death in association with law enforcement officials attending the scene.

4. When required, conducts external examinations of bodies and collects body fluids for toxicology testing.

5. Collects data and prepares written reports on death investigations to the central office, in accordance with pre-established policy and procedures, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.

6. Conducts follow-up investigations as required.

7. Occasionally attends and provides evidence/testimony as required at pre-trial and/or court hearings as may be required in individual cases.

8. Practices appropriate safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.

9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.

UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.

Formal deputization as a Deputy Medical Investigator is required upon completion of training.

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED; no previous experience required.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

List the preferred qualifications within this text box.

Experience working with dead bodies as either a medical examiner/coroner investigator or technician.

Experience in the medical field.

Experience in law enforcement.

Ability to work under stressful conditions.

Additional Requirements

Medium to heavy physical activity (with assistance).Will work in a death environment with occasional noxious odors.Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.May on occasion be exposed to potentially dangerous materials and situations that may require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.


Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM


Office of the Medical Investigator (389A)

Employment Type


Staff Type


Term End Date




Benefits Eligible

ERB Statement

Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified


Background Check Required


For Best Consideration Date


Application Instructions

Please provide a resume and 3 supervisor references


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Company info

The University of New Mexico
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Company Profile
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

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