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Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Req ID:  21507

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  34905

Position Number: 22090717 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 08/16/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 34905 

ME - Field Investigator 

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the safety and security of all Arkansans through ethical, character-driven behavior that promotes professionalism, clear communication, and accountability while serving as the state’s premier public safety agency.


Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience in death investigation, law enforcement, forensic science, or a medical related field.

Required Licenses/Certifications

American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) basic certification or achieve such certification within a year two years of hire.

Authorities and Responsibilities

      • The Field Investigator is responsible for death investigation and coordinating transportation and communications between Law Enforcement, Coroners, Funeral Homes and the Medical Examiners. 
  • Coordinate tissue and organ harvest upon request by organ recovery providers
  • Coordinate Medical Examiner Consultations between law enforcement, coroners and the Medical Examiners
  • Provide training to coroners in Medicolegal Death Investigation; include drawing biological fluids from decedents.
  • Perform related responsibilities as required or assigned 


Position Information

Class Code: B094C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00


The Forensic Technician is responsible for the daily activities of a forensic laboratory section. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Performs laboratory activities in one of the following sections: Evidence Receiving, Field Investigation, or Histology and Autopsy Services. Implements section specific policies and procedures. Maintains files, chain of evidence, and inventory control of tissues and bio specimens. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of section practices and techniques. Knowledge of proper evidence handling techniques. Knowledge of appropriate equipment/instruments. Ability to use appropriate equipment/instruments. Ability to maintain accurate case records. Ability to prepare technical reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school education, with science coursework and/or appropriate licenses, certificates or experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock