CoronerThe successful candidate will be required to be available 24/7 for seven day periods as there is a weekly rotation for on-call Community Coroners.An eligibility list may be established.
Play a critical role in your community
The BC Coroners Service (BCCS) is responsible for determining the circumstances of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in the province. The BCCS is seeking mature, compassionate and community minded individuals to work as Coroners on an “as and when required” basis. These unique positions offer an opportunity for individuals to use various skills in serving their communities in a high profile role. In this role you will conduct a preliminary investigation into all unnatural, sudden and unexpected deaths in the designated area you serve. This will include attending scenes of sudden death, liaising with police and other emergency responders, conducting an examination of the body, providing information and guidance to families, and entering information into an electronic case management system. Upon completion of the scene and field work, the community coroner’s responsibilities are fulfilled, and follow-up investigation is performed by a full-time coroner in the regional office. Community coroners are an integral part of the investigative team, providing critical initial information that allows for timely, thorough and accurate investigations.
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.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Parveen.Thind@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• A minimum 5 years of professional employment experience in decision making, risk management, communication with stakeholders and gathering and synthesizing information, OR; an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
• Experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies.
• Experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources.
• Experience and a good working knowledge of medical terminology or successfully complete a medical terminology course within 6 months of employment.
• Demonstrated experience communicating with individuals in sensitive and emotional circumstances.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Must be able to accurately document scene events through 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 to travel at all times of the day, in differing weather conditions within the designated geographic area, when on-call.
• Must be willing to routinely deal with traumatic death scenes including deceased with catastrophic injuries and/or decomposition.
• Must be available 24 hours/day for the assigned on-call period and for consultation with full time Coroner and Regional Director following the on-call shift.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Police Record Check and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “SKIP” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.