Chief Autopsy Tech

US Government, Medical Examiner

Under general supervision, assists Medical Examiners in autopsies. Supervises, directs, monitors and evaluates subordinate forensic autopsy staff. Assigns, schedules, reviews and documents work and is responsible for daily operations of morgue. Monitors safety procedures and technical protocols relating to the morgue areas and is accountable for and maintains morgue equipment, cleanliness and orderliness. Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures, monitors staff for compliance and reviews section documentation. Conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires. Reviews and approves leave requests, identifies training needs and assists with budget preparation.


Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the third in a series of three autopsy-related job classifications within the Medical job family. Incumbents perform moderately complex duties while assisting in the performance of autopsies and supervising subordinate forensic autopsy staff. Duties require a moderate degree of initiative and independent judgment. This classification is distinguished from the Forensic Autopsy Technician in that incumbents typically are responsible for the effective daily operations of the morgue and directly supervises subordinate forensic autopsy staff. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

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