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$46,138.00 ~ $70,010.00 Per Year
40 Hours per Week

(1) Union County, (2) Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Somerset County

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience in investigating the medical cause of death of humans.

NOTE: Successful completion of thirty (30) hours of instruction in death investigation conducted by or sponsored by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the National Association of Medical Examiners, or an institution of higher education or other agency approved by the State Medical Examiner may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.  If you are substituting successful completion of thirty (30) hours of instruction in death investigation for one (1) year of the required experience, please upload proof of successful completion of the program with your application.  Failure to do so will result in ineligibility. 

NOTE: Where the duties of a particular position involve making a determination of and the pronouncement  of death, appointees will be required to possess either:

A current and valid registration as a professional nurse in the State of New Jersey. 


A current and valid license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey.  

LICENSE:  Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
PLEASE NOTE:  Applications must be completed and submitted by 4:00 pm on the closing date.
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  1. NJAC 4A:4-2.3(b) states that all requirements must be met as of the closing date.
  2. Online applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date listed above.
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  5. Effective September 1, 2011, the New Jersey First residency law was enacted. Please click here for additional information. In accordance with Public Law 2010 c. 26, Veterans pay a reduced application fee of $15.00 if they have previously established Veteran's Preference with the DMAVA (as defined by NJSA 11A:5-1 et seq). Those claiming Veteran’s Preference but have not yet received approval from DMAVA must pay the full application fee and may request a refund if the claim is approved at least 8 days prior to the issuance of the eligibility list. Please note this reduced fee does not apply to Public Safety titles.
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