Coroner Division Chief

Kern County
Full Time $9,593 - $11,465 Per year CA 1350 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, United States


This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.

Examination Schedule: 

Appraisal (100%):

Will be conducted for the purpose of evaluating the applicant's training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. Appraisal can be based on any of the following: investigation, oral examination and/or review of application. 

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

A Bachelor's Degree in administration of justice, public administration, criminalistics, forensic science, biological or physical science, chemistry or in a related field and two (2) years supervisory experience in a coroner/public administrator environment or a public agency working with death investigations.


Any combination of education from an accredited college or university with course work in public administration, administration of justice or related field and experience in a coroner/public administrator environment or a public agency working with death investigations equivalent to six (6) years which must include (2) years supervisory experience.

Completion of a certified Penal Code 832 course in arrest and firearms and a valid California Driver's License are required at the time of employment.

Applicants must submit all applicable diploma(s), transcripts, license(s) and/or certificate(s) with their application by the final filing deadline. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may e-mail a copy to Nesrine Annan at 

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