The Office of the Chief Coroner is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths. As a Coroner you will independently conduct death investigations using medico-legal investigation principles and techniques to coordinate all aspects of the investigation in accordance with The Coroners Act, 1999.
Coroners are required to lead the death investigation by attending the scene of death and completing a thorough examination of the scene, the body and the history of the deceased through the collection of relevant information and evidence. Your critical thinking, strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills will be required when liaising with police, health professionals, transport service companies, next-of-kin and other parties, as required, in conducting your investigation and when creating the public documents outlining your findings in a timely manner. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be an asset when dealing effectively with grieving families in a sensitive and supportive manner.
Successful candidates are appointed as Coroners by the Minister of Justice. This is not a full-time position and is not considered to be an employee of the Government.
This position would be of interest to individuals who currently live and/or work in the community and are interested in providing a community service to the residents of Preeceville and the immediate surrounding area on an as needed and as requested basis. This involves conducting death investigations at any time of the day or night, as well as on weekends and statutory holidays. The total average number of deaths investigated in this area is 5-10 per year.
Experience and/or knowledge of medical and/or investigative matters would be a definite asset. The successful candidates must possess a valid drivers license and are subject to a criminal record check.