Forensic Investigator job vacancy in Milwaukee County – Jobs in Wisconsin

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Company Name : Milwaukee County
Company Location : Milwaukee, WI 53226
Job Position : Forensic Investigator
Job Category : Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description :

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.

Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Closing Date: This position will close on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 or earlier upon receipt of the first 50 application submissions.

Forensic Investigator

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner

Hourly Range: $27.57 – $32.29 per hour

Job Summary: The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is charged with investigating and determining the cause and manner in each case of sudden, unexpected, or unusual death. The goal of the Toxicology Unit is to provide high quality timely analysis to assist the Medical Examiner’s Office in determination of cause and manner of death. This position reports to the Operations Manager. The Forensic Investigator will obtain, document, and report investigative information pertaining to circumstances, condition, and history of decedents under the reporting requirements of Wisconsin state statutes and as directed by the Medical Examiner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform scene investigations to make death pronouncements; to undress and examine bodies and record in detail the external appearance of bodies including marks and their locations. Further document findings with photographs and descriptive written reports.
  • Draw specimens from bodies such as blood, urine, vitreous humor, etc.
  • Lift, turn, and move bodies for transportation or release and then document any anomalies.
  • Interview, in person and by phone, witnesses, family members, physicians and other health care providers regarding decedents medical history and circumstances surrounding death and cause of death. Document all information in a written format.
  • Inventory and safeguard personal property and evidence of decedents and release to proper authorities.
  • Investigate requests for cremation of bodies, view, photograph, and fingerprint decedent when applicable. Issue cremation permits after reviewing death certificates.
  • Testify at inquest or in court as to investigative findings.
  • Nature of work frequently requires irregular, unpredictable, or particularly long hours (i.e., overtime/double shifts).
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires you to have completed the vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of a completed vaccination as a condition of employment or submit a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request form.
  • Current resident of the state of Wisconsin
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the medical, legal, criminal justice, or closely related field
  • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation certification is required within six months of hire
  • At least one (1) year of experience performing medical, criminal, or civil investigation and investigative report writing
  • Proficient (advanced experience) using Microsoft Office Software, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Experience using syringes, needles, tape measure, thermometer, and digital camera preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs; push and pull up to 150lbs on a regular basis.
  • This position requires a criminal background check; felony and some misdemeanor convictions would be a barrier to employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of criminal and/or civil investigative procedures; knowledge of the methods, principles and practices of human anatomy and physiology, and medical and legal terminology; knowledge of basic photography methods; skill in the use of computer word processing applications; interviewing and report writing skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to handle cadavers; ability to pronounce death; ability to lift and transfer bodies; ability to hear and see to perform work safely; ability to stand, sit or move for long periods of time; ability to perform physically demanding investigations; ability to work in an environment which may include unpleasant sights, sounds and smells; ability to communicate with law enforcement personnel, fire department personnel, health care providers, families, funeral directors, the news media and the general public; and ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.

NOTE: This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin at the time of application. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.


Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

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