Special Investigations Coroner
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application
The BC Coroners Service is responsible, under the Coroners Act, for conducting thorough, independent investigations of all factors contributing to the unexpected, unattended or unexplained deaths of persons in BC; and for issuing related recommendations to assist in preventing future deaths and improving community safety and quality of life for all British Columbians. Additional details may be found at: gov.bc.ca/coroners/
The Coroner is a medical/legal death investigator appointed under s. 54 of the Coroners Act by the Chief Coroner and is responsible for establishing and making public the identity of the decedent, when, where, how and by what means the decedent died for reportable deaths in BC. The Coroner concludes the investigation by way of a Coroner’s Report or may preside over a jury at an Inquest. In addition, the Coroner makes recommendations where appropriate to prevent future loss of life under similar circumstances.
This position, under the direction of a Regional or Unit Director, works in a challenging and engaging environment, conducting investigations into reportable deaths. Primary activities include assuming jurisdiction in investigations initially attended by a Community Coroner, analysis of scene and medical history, and identifying necessary investigative follow-up including the need for post mortem examinations. In some circumstances attendance at the scene of death for collection of additional information may be required. The Coroner is a vital link to nearest relatives ensuring that they are informed, as appropriate, as the investigation progresses. Each investigation is concluded by a Coroner’s Report or Inquest Verdict.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Parveen.Thind@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Completion of a degree or diploma in a health, legal, or social sciences field plus 5 years experience in a related field or
- An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
- Preference may be given to applicants with an undergraduate degree or greater in the health, legal or social sciences disciplines and/or applicants with strong work experience with medical terminology.
- Experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies.
- Experience producing a variety of documents, such as case notes, briefing materials and reports.
- Experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources.
- Experience in effectively communicating with individuals in sensitive or emotional circumstances.
- Demonstrated experience in working independently and managing cases to timely completion.
- Demonstrated experience in using standard computer applications and software.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.