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CORONER - Community Coroner

Requisition #:  45661
Department: Ministry of Justice SG
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Coroners Service
Posting Close Date: 2017-11-26
Multiple Locations: Port McNeill, Port Hardy
Job Type: If and As When Needed
Category: Health Services
Job Profile: JD___s__55__Community__Coroner_ISLANDINTERIORNORTHFINALJune17 ...
Job Summary:
Community Coroner
Salary: $32.32 hourly - As and when required position with no designated term date
The successful candidate must reside in or surrounding areas

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 ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of professional employment experience with demonstrated expertise in decision making, risk management, judgment, stakeholder communication and the ability to gather and synthesize information or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.  If you possess the necessary skills and background to serve in this interesting and challenging role, then we look forward to your application.

For full description of accountabilities and qualifications (education and experience), please review the attached job profile.

For more information regarding this specific position please contact Ms. Parveen Thind by phone at 604-660-7741.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific 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 which clearly demonstrates developed skills in decision making, risk management, judgment, communication with stakeholders and the ability to gather and synthesize information. OR;
• An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
• Preference may be given to applicants with an undergraduate degree or greater in the health, legal or social sciences disciplines and/or applicants with a strong working knowledge of medical terminology.
• Experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies
• Experience producing a variety of documents, such as case notes and briefing materials
• Experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources
• Experience using standard computer applications and software
• Experience effectively communicating with individuals in sensitive or emotional circumstance

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.
A Police Record Check and Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


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 - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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.


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