Coroner - Community Coroner - Courtney/comox

  • Comox
  • Bc Public Service

Posting Title- CORONER - Community Coroner - Courtney/Comox- Position Classification- Community Coroner- Union- N/A- Location- Comox, BC V9M 3M2 CA

  • Courtenay, BC V9N 8H5 CA
  • Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)- Salary Range- $32.32 hourly- Close Date- 12/4/2022- Job Type- If and As When Needed- Temporary End Date- Ministry/Organization- BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General- Ministry Branch / Division- BC Coroners Service- Job Summary Community Coroner Coroner

This position is excluded from union membership. An eligibility list may be established.

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Terms of employment for these positions are governed by the Employment Standards Act. These are “as and when required” positions and a minimum number of hours of work is not guaranteed. There is considerable flexibility in scheduling, depending on the local staffing structure. Community Coroners generally need to be available on a 24/7 basis during their scheduled “on-call” periods and are currently remunerated at the rate of $32.32 per hour, plus vacation premium in lieu of benefits. Compensation is dependent upon the number of cases and hours worked, which may vary significantly in each community. This position in not open to current provincial government employees, current civilian employees of any police force or anyone in a position which may create potential conflict of interest or perception of bias or interfere with the impartiality of your role. For additional information about the role of Coroner, please visit the Community Coroners Webpage.

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NOTE :Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements :

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in the health, legal, or social sciences, or a related field plus 5 years’ experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies.
  • Minimum 5 years experience producing a variety of documents, such as case notes, briefing materials and reports
  • Minimum 5 years experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in effectively communicating with individuals in sensitive or emotional circumstances
  • Preference may be given to applicants with an undergraduate degree or greater in the health, legal or social sciences disciplines
  • Preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as having Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)

PROVISOS/Willingness Statements :

  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle that is maintained in good and safe working condition and with appropriate insurance at all times when on-call.
  • Must be willing and able to accurately document scene events through head-to-toe examinations, case notes and photographic evidence.
  • Must be physically able to attend a variety of scenes and work in challenging environments, including attending scenes on foot (e.g. wilderness, elevated terrain, driving long distances).
  • Must be willing and able to travel at all times of the day, in differing weather conditions within the designated geographic area, when on-call.
  • Must be willing and able to routinely deal with traumatic death scenes including deceased with catastrophic injuries and/or decomposition.
  • Must be willing and available 24 hours/day for the assigned on-call period and for consultation with a Senior Coroner and/or the Unit Director following the on-call shift.
  • Must be willing and able to effectively communicate with individuals in sensitive and emotional circumstances.
  • Must be willing and able to demonstrate cultural humility, supporting a culturally safe environment for families of the deceased, stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Coroners work from home and their home office must comply with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and BC Coroners Service standards, policies and practices (ie: File Security).
  • Must be willing and able to manage sensitive, graphic, and confidential information.
  • Must have internet access as a condition of employment, and a strong working knowledge of computer technologies with the ability to enter data into the BCCS database.
  • May be required to attend autopsies.
  • Subject to a satisfactory police record check including enhanced security screening.

**Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills