St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted Date

June 24, 2024

Contact Information

Beverly A Hermon Wallace
beverly.wallace@doj.vi.gov

Under the general direction of the Attorney General or designee, this position is responsible for performing or assisting with all official autopsies to include investigating and determining the cause of death of persons who died of unnatural causes or outside of medical institutions or sanctioned end of life care in the Territory. Duties also include performing managerial and administrative work in planning, coordinating, and implementing the operations and activities of the Medical Examiner’s office.

Work in this class is performed in accordance with established rules, policies and procedures and laws; however, an employee is expected to exercise initiative and judgment in performing the duties and responsibilities of the position. An employee is expected to assist with and appear before the courts on behalf of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands in criminal and civil cases as required.

Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

Receives and reviews notification of death from law enforcement agencies and health facilities.

Examines body and death scene for clues and evidence to determine cause of death; takes photographs, collects, evaluates, and preserve evidence.

Conducts or assists with postmortem medical examinations as required to determine the cause, manner and circumstances surrounding the death.

Investigates deaths as assigned and conducts investigations of deaths that result from criminal, suspicious, or undetermined causes.

Assists with obtaining ante mortem records to make positive identification.

Participates in court proceedings and testifies in court as needed.

Travel within or outside Territory to include via air or sea vessel as required.

Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

APPLICANT REQUIREMENT

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Degree required, preferably to include lead or supervisory experience in the eld, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Certification in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology from the American Board of Pathology or an international equivalent.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, OR ABILITIES

Demonstrated proficiency in performing essential anatomical and forensic pathology functions.

Ability to learn, comprehend, and apply all applicable policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and requied certifications to Careers@doj.vi.gov.