New Job Band 3 - Coroner In British Columbia

BAND 3 - Coroner
BAND 3 - Coroner

BAND 3 - Coroner

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $80,800–$114,400 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
BAND 3 - Coroner
Position Classification
Band 3
Work Options
Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Salary Range
$80,800.00 - $114,400.02 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General
Ministry Branch / Division
Coroners Service
Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The BC Coroners Service is responsible, under the Coroners Act, for conducting thorough, independent investigations of all factors contributing to the unexpected, unattended or unexplained deaths of persons in BC; and for issuing related recommendations to assist in preventing future deaths and improving community safety and quality of life for all British Columbians. Additional details may be found at:

The Coroner is a medical/legal death investigator with primary focus on complex death investigations. The Coroner is responsible for establishing and making public the identity of the decedent, when, where, how and by what means the decedent died. The Coroner concludes the investigation by way of a formal public coroner’s report or may preside over a formal jury at an Inquest. In addition, the Coroner makes recommendations where appropriate to prevent future loss of life under similar circumstances.

The Coroner, under the direction of the Director, works in a challenging and time-sensitive environment, conducting investigations that may be complex or high profile in nature. Primary activities include assuming jurisdiction in investigations initially attended by a Community Coroner, analysis of scene and medical history, and identifying necessary investigative follow-up including the need for post mortem examinations. In some circumstances attendance at the scene of death for collection of additional information may be required. The Coroner monitors trends to ensure that information in support of public safety is collected and disseminated in a timely manner. He/she is a vital link to family members or next-of-kin ensuring that they are informed of investigative activities and information about the death as available. Each investigation is concluded by a coroner’s report or public inquest where the aspects of death prevention can be addressed.

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in a health, legal, or social sciences or a related field and *related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and/or *related experience may be considered.
  • Related experience must include each of the following:
  • Minimum 5 years experience working collaboratively with multiple agencies.
  • Minimum 5 years experience producing a variety of documents, such as case notes, briefing materials and reports.
  • Minimum 5 years experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in effectively communicating with individuals in sensitive or emotional circumstances.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in working independently and managing cases to timely completion.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Applicants who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 3 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

This position is excluded from union membership.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

The Hospital And Community (Health Care And Other Services) Covid-19 Vaccination Status Information And Preventive Measures Public Health Order defines vaccination requirements in health care locations and where public service staff interact with certain heath care locations. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required for positions that fall under this Public Health Order. Applicants with questions about vaccination requirements for specific positions should reach out to the hiring manager identified in the job posting.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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