Deputy Coroner

  • Type:

    Part Time
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  • Announcement Date:

  • Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death in death investigations and maintain department records.

Major Duties:

• Responds to reports of natural, unnatural, and accidental deaths. • Notifies next of kin; serves as liaison between family members and forensic pathologist. • Investigates reported deaths to determine the cause and manner of deaths. • Coordinates autopsies as warranted. • Transports body to funeral home for final disposition. • Prepares reports. • Testifies in court proceedings. • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required:

• Knowledge of relevant state and local laws and regulations. • Knowledge of death investigation practices and procedures. • Knowledge of grief management principles and practices. • Knowledge of Coroner’s Office practices and procedures. • Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures. • Knowledge of court practices and procedures. • Skill in preparing reports. • Sill in collecting and preserving evidence. • Skill in oral and written communications.

Physical Demands:

The work is typically performed while sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools requiring a high degree of dexterity.


The work is performed in an office and outdoors in hot, cold, or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts, and contagious or infectious diseases. The work requires the use of protective devises such as masks, goggles, and gloves.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. • Sufficient experience to understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of South Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED

Application Procedure:

Only applicants submitting a fully completed Jasper County application will be considered. Please submit completed documents to Jasper County Human Resources, PO Box 150, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Applications are available on-line or, may be obtained in person at the Clementa C. Pinckney Government, 358 Third Avenue, Ridgeland, SC 29936. APPLICANTS WILL BE DRUG TESTED AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office.