Employment

All applicants must apply through the Adams County Government website: www.adcogov.org. Applications/resumes sent directly to the Office of the Coroner will not be considered. To be eligible for employment, applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the position, possess a valid Colorado Driver’s license, and submit to and pass an extensive background investigation, including but not limited to: a criminal background check, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, a medical examination, and a drug screening. Below are the minimum requirements for all entry level positions.

Administrative Clerk

  • Minimum requirements:
    • High School Diploma, or GED equivalent and at least one year of related office experience.
    • Preferred: An Associate’s Degree, from a nationally accredited College or University, in Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, or a related field. Medical office experience preferred.
    • Must be able to type 40 w.p.m. with accuracy.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
    • Must have oral and written English language fluency and proficiency: spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.

Pathology Technician

  • Minimum requirements:
    • A High School Diploma, or GED equivalent and at least five years of related experience (such as death/crime scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, emergency medical services, nursing, organ/tissue procurement), within the last ten years.

    OR

    • A Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in a human science field (such as biology, nursing, forensics, emergency medical technician, anatomy or physiology), from an organization with an accreditation from one of the six regionally accredited agencies of College and Schools for the United States (Middle States Association, Northwest Association, North Central Association, New England Association, Southern Association, or the Western Association).

    OR

    • An Associate’s degree with a concentration in a human science field (such as biology, nursing, forensics, emergency medical technician, anatomy or physiology), from an organization with an accreditation from one of the six regionally accredited agencies of College and Schools for the United States (Middle States Association, Northwest Association, North Central Association, New England Association, Southern Association, or the Western Association) and at least two years of related experience (such as death/crime scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, emergency medical services, nursing, organ/tissue procurement), within the last ten years.
    • Must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
    • Must have oral and written English language fluency and proficiency: spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.
    • Must be able to lift at least 100 pounds.

Death Investigator

  • Minimum requirements:
    • A High School Diploma, or GED equivalent and at least five years of related experience (such as death/crime scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, emergency medical services, law enforcement, nursing, organ/tissue procurement), within the last ten years.

    OR

    • An Associate’s degree with a concentration in a human science field (such as biology, nursing, forensics, emergency medical technician, anatomy or physiology), from an organization with an accreditation from one of the six regionally accredited agencies of College and Schools for the United States (Middle States Association, Northwest Association, North Central Association, New England Association, Southern Association, or the Western Association) and at least three years of related experience (such as death/crime scene investigation, autopsy/surgical assisting, emergency medical services, nursing, law enforcement, organ/tissue procurement), within the last ten years.

    OR

    • A Bachelor’s degree in biology, pre-medicine, forensic science, criminalistics, nursing, or anthropology from an organization with an accreditation from one of the six regionally accredited agencies of College and Schools for the United States (Middle States Association, Northwest Association, North Central Association, New England Association, Southern Association, or the Western Association).

    OR

    • A Bachelor’s degree, in any field, from an organization with an accreditation from one of the six regionally accredited agencies of College and Schools for the United States (Middle States Association, Northwest Association, North Central Association, New England Association, Southern Association, or the Western Association) AND satisfactory completion of the following human science college courses for science majors from a regionally accredited organization:
      • Biology I with lab
      • Biology II with lab
      • Chemistry I with lab
      • Anatomy I and II with lab
      • Physiology I and II with lab
    • Must be able to work during inclement weather and stressful circumstances.
    • Must be able to work a changing and rotating schedule: days, evenings, graveyard shifts, weekends and holidays; additionally: on-call, overtime, emergent response, and extra shifts as needed.
    • Must have oral and written English language fluency and proficiency: spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.
    • Must be able to lift at least 100 lbs.