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Autopsy Assistant
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County of San Bernardino | San Bernardino, CA
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Job Description

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The Coroner Division of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is recruiting for Autopsy Assistants who assist pathologists in conducting autopsies, maintain the forensic facility, including tools, instruments and equipment, and transport human remains.

For more detailed information, refer to the Autopsy Assistant job description.

Note: Applications are also being accepted for Autopsy Assistant Trainee. Review announcement and requirements on our website. A separate application is required for each level.


1) Physical: Candidates must possess physical strength to move bodies from gurney to autopsy table, and into/from a transport vehicle; may require hiking and climbing, as well as ability to lift, drag, and haul dead bodies weighing up to 300 pounds or more to remove them from the scene of death using acceptable removal techniques. Requires full range of motion and finger dexterity for grasping, holding and pushing to handle a variety of tools for cutting and suturing of bodies. Must be able to tolerate unpleasant odors from decomposed bodies and stand for long periods of time. Requires working with/near/around a variety of chemicals used in cleaning, preserving specimens, and associated with causes/results of death.

2) Background: Candidates will be fingerprinted and must pass a background investigation, which may include a drug test, polygraph, and/or psychological evaluation.

3) License: Must possess a valid California Class C driver license.

4) Availability: Incumbents must be available for all shifts and may be required to work, or be on call for work, on weekends or holidays. Incumbents are required to be "on call" for a one-week period on a rotating basis with other autopsy assistants. NOTE: Refusal of a job offer or interview due to shift may result in removal from the eligibility list.

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: One (1) year full time paid work experience (within the past year) assisting pathologists with autopsies in a forensic pathology (morgue) setting, which includes collecting, securing, and preparing specimens from human remains.

Note: Experience as an intern or in a volunteer program is not qualifying.

Selection Process:

Examination: There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 pm, August 30, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide, or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mails frequently to obtain any correspondence associated with this recruitment. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.