Ministry of Justice Opportunity – Coroner, Special Investigations

October 25th, 2017

The BC Coroners Service is responsible for conducting investigations and reviews into deaths that must be reported under the Coroners Act, and for issuing related recommendations to assist in preventing future deaths and improving community safety and quality of life for all British Columbians. The Special Investigations Coroner is a medical/legal death investigator whose primary focus is on supporting front line investigations in areas of critical need. Assignments may include general regional support (on call and case completion duties) or assignment to investigate a specific type/category of death (i.e. illicit drug deaths, police involved deaths).

The initial focus for Special Investigations Coroner will be as a member of the Drug Investigations Team; consisting of full-time coroners and part-time community coroners. This team investigates cases where the initial scene is suggestive that the death may be as a result of an accidental illicit drug overdose. Primary activities include assuming any follow-up investigative work required after the preliminary information has been collected by the Coroner who attended the scene, completion of comprehensive investigative protocols, analysis of scene/medical information to establish the need for post-mortem examinations and managing the file through to case completion. In some circumstances attendance at the scene of death or autopsy to investigate and collect information may be required.

For more information, please see attached posting: Coroner Special Investigations_Job Posting