Position Summary

The purpose and mission of the Marion County Coroner’s agency is to investigate and determine a person’s cause and manner of death, particularly in cases when the individual died under unusual circumstances. The office consoles families, advocates for the deceased, and gives information to police and courts to prosecute suspected criminals. The agency strives to cultivate a productive, collaborative, and compliant work environment in order for our workforce to meet the needs of the citizens of Indianapolis and Marion County.

This position is responsible for preparing the room, paperwork, and body to assist the pathologist to find the cause and manner of death of the deceased. This may include performing tests and examinations. Position will also assist with finding abnormalities in the chest cavity not known in the medical records. Incumbent in this position may work independently and use discretion within a set of duties and standard operations procedures. Incumbent in this position may be required to work evenings and weekends. Position reports to the Autopsy Supervisor.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We value diversity in perspectives and experiences among colleagues and the residents of this city of whom we serve.

Position Responsibilities

  • Prepares autopsy room and cleans room after autopsy is completed
  • Lifts and moves bodies
  • Checks toe tags and field deputy report
  • Prepares folder and copies of field deputy report for pathologist and other attendees of autopsy
  • Provides containers for specimen collection and makes labels to include histology specimens
  • Coordinates with organ and tissue donation organizations
  • Collects toxicology samples and conducts cooler count
  • Assists and retain specimens for DNA
  • Documents notes on decedent’s history
  • Transcribes for pathologist during examinations
  • Weighs and eviscerates organs
  • Applies sutures to the body
  • Opens and closes the body
  • Performs diagnostic imaging and x-rays
  • Positions and photographs the body
  • Prepares body bags
  • Releases decedent to appropriate organizations
  • Conducts proper disposal of tissue and biohazard materials
  • Preserves and prepares evidence for crime lab
  • Assists pathologist with the complexities through various exams
  • Assists in removal of bullets and determine trajectory
  • Trains new hire and interns utilizing the forensic autopsy technician training checklist
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Mortuary Science, or a related field with two (2) or more years of relevant work experience in autopsies and investigations of death. In lieu of degree must have at least six (6) years of related work experience. Must be knowledgeable in department procedures and policies including quality improvement, infection control standards, environmental standards, and safety issues. Must have experience in x-rays and photographs. Must know laboratory procedures as it pertains to DNA and specialized extractions. Must understand, know, and follow anatomy and technical instructions and materials. Use and knowledge of autopsy tools. Know and follow the protocols for organ and tissue donations for the suitable. Good judgment and the ability to evaluate and assess alternative methods. Must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. Excellent reasoning and analytical skills and detail oriented. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office.

Preferred Job Requirements and Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Mortuary Science, or a related field with one (1) or more years of relevant work experience in autopsies and investigations of death. Must be knowledgeable in department procedures and policies including quality improvement, infection control standards, environmental standards, and safety issues. Must have experience in x-rays and photographs. Must know laboratory procedures as it pertains to DNA and specialized extractions. Must understand, know, and follow anatomy and technical instructions and materials. Use and knowledge of autopsy tools. Know and follow the protocols for organ and tissue donations for the suitable. Good judgment and the ability to evaluate and assess alternative methods. Must have a valid driver’s license. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. Excellent reasoning and analytical skills and detail oriented. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office.

All rates are bi-weekly.

Anthem CDHP High

Single: $32.39 EE + Spouse: $77.23 EE + Child(ren): $56.38 Family: $104.61

Anthem CDHP Medium

Single: $49.48 EE + Spouse: $117.99 EE + Child(ren): $86.13 Family: $159.83

Anthem CDHP Low

Single: $65.75 EE + Spouse: $156.79 EE + Child(ren): $114.45 Family: $212.39

Delta Dental High

Single: $13.90 EE + Spouse: $29.59 EE + Child(ren): $33.15 Family: $52.66

Delta Dental Low

Single: $8.02 EE + Spouse: $15.94 EE + Child(ren): $21.57 Family: $33.15

ANTHEM Vision Plan

Single: $2.85 EE + Spouse: $5.16 EE + Child(ren): $5.53 Family: $8.38

Life Insurance Employee Only (rates per $1,000 per month):

Basic: No Cost

Optional Life Insurance Employee Only (rates per $1,000 per month)

Additional:

25-29 $0.053

30-34 $0.075

35-39 $0.090

40-44 $0.120

45-49 $0.203

50-54 $0.330

55-59 $0.545

60-64 $0.723

65-69 $1.208

70 + $1.867

IMPORTANT PERF UPDATE:

*For more information on eligibility options, refer to Proposal 21-288 https://bit.ly/3exq8yR

1. All employees hired/rehired after to 1/1/2022 have a choice to select the PERF Hybrid plan (3% + Pension) or the INPRS My Choice: Retirement Savings plan (3% + 1% Contribution). The Hybrid plan consists of two components:

Annuity Savings Account (ASA) -This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Pension – The pension portion of the retirement benefit is funded by contributions made by the employer over the course of the employee’s career and separate from the annuity savings account. Employees enrolled in the PERF Hybrid plan are eligible for retirement benefits at age sixty-five (65) if they have ten (10) or more years of creditable service. After June 30, 1995, employees may retire at age sixty (60) with at least fifteen (15) years of credible service or if the member’s age in years plus the years of credible service equals at least 85 and the member is at least fifty-five (55) years of age. With fifteen (15) or more years of creditable service, the employee may retire as early as age fifty (50) with a reduced pension.

2. Employees hired/rehired by the City and County between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/2021 will be automatically enrolled in the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan. This plan is an annuity savings account (ASA) only plan and does not have a pension component. Any service that an employee has in the My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan will not count toward the service time requirements for pension eligibility in the Hybrid Plan.

With the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan, the ASA is split up into two parts:

Part one – This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Part two – This consists of an additional variable rate contribution paid by the City toward your ASA. This variable rate contribution is currently 1% of your gross wages. Vesting in the value of the variable rate employer contribution will vary by length of participation. You are:

  • 20 percent vested after 1 full year of participation
  • 40 percent vested after 2 full years of participation
  • 60 percent vested after 3 full years of participation
  • 80 percent vested after 4 full years of participation
  • 100 percent vested after 5 full years of participation

3. All employees hired/rehired prior to 1/1/2017 are grandfathered into PERF Hybrid plan. The Hybrid plan consists of two components:

Annuity Savings Account (ASA) -This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Pension – The pension portion of the retirement benefit is funded by contributions made by the employer over the course of the employee’s career and separate from the annuity savings account. Employees enrolled in the PERF Hybrid plan are eligible for retirement benefits at age sixty-five (65) if they have ten (10) or more years of creditable service. After June 30, 1995, employees may retire at age sixty (60) with at least fifteen (15) years of credible service or if the member’s age in years plus the years of credible service equals at least 85 and the member is at least fifty-five (55) years of age. With fifteen (15) or more years of creditable service, the employee may retire as early as age fifty (50) with a reduced pension.

4. City Employees hired/rehired between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/21 that are members of the City AFSCME labor union can choose to enroll in either the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan or the PERF Hybrid plan. Both plans are described above. Employees have 60 days to choose which option they want, and by state law this cannot be changed. If no choice is made, the employee will then be automatically added to the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan.

The Indiana General Assembly has enacted a provision that allows public employees to make voluntary contributions in addition to the mandatory three percent (3%) contributions. Employees may contribute up to an additional ten- percent (10%) of their compensation per pay period to the annuity savings account. This means that the maximum level of contributions to the annuity savings account under this new provision is thirteen percent (13%) of an employee’s compensation per pay period.

Employees who separate from the city within their first ten (10) years of employment need to contact INPRS – PERF regarding their ASA account.

Questions relating to PERF may be directed to INPRS – PERF at:

Indiana Public Retirement System

Public Employees’ Retirement Fund

One North Capitol, Suite 001

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

(888) 236-3544

City of Indianapolis and Marion County

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