Forensic Anthropology Assistant
Under supervision, assists with recoveries and forensic examinations for the Office of the
Medical Investigator (OMI) to develop information pertaining to the identification of
unknown skeletal remains, and to provide insight into date of death and skeletal
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist in the recovery, mapping, and documentation of human remains at scenes.
2. Assists in autopsy during postmortem examinations, radiography, photography,
cataloging of specimens, and skeletal maceration of donated and unidentified
3. Take anthropology call during designated hours.
4. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors of Science degree in anthropology, anatomy, or pathology. (Masters of
Science will be required for some positions.)
At least 2 years experience in biological anthropology skeletal analysis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of laws, regulations, procedures and techniques for the recovery and
exhumation of human remains.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on
sensitive, confidential issues.
Knowledge of State laws, regulations, and guidelines for the preservation of
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Knowledge of human anatomy and osteology.
Knowledge of standard archaeological methods and practices.
Prior teaching experience.
Knowledge of autopsy procedures and methodologies.
Knowledge of crime scene protocols and law enforcement procedures.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Ability to work with distressing and/or unpleasant odors, procedures, and
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
Knowledge of sterile procedures.
May be required to have basic knowledge if radiographic equipment and
May be required to have knowledge of basic photography.