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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Deputy Medical Examiner

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Responsible for conducting investigations of deaths as required by Wisconsin Statutes 979, 30.67(6), 48.981, 59.34 and others as may be amended or required by law.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Under general directions of the Medical Examiner, performs professional investigations of deaths as required by State Statute.  The Deputy Medical Examiner should have some medical, investigative and interviewing skills and be able to work independently exercising good judgement, initiative and discretion.  Serves on an on-call schedule.

Job Description
Position:   Deputy Medical Examiner
Location:  Burnett County Government Center
Status:     Occasional/On-Call

Please view Position Description for more information and our 2020 Benefits Listing.



  • Considerable knowledge of Wisconsin Statues 979 and all other applicable Wisconsin Statutes
  • Knowledge of medical terminology as applied to anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, bacteriology, toxicology, and pathology, with special regard to death and trauma
  • Considerable knowledge of the morphological aspects of the causes of death
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques, principles and practices used in the research of the cause and manner of death
  • Knowledge of common prescription drugs and their effects
  • Ability to analyze factors regarding a death in order to determine the cause of death
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, officials and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:  Two year college or technical school degree, plus three (3) years of experience in nursing, medical or paramedical work, health sciences, law enforcement investigation, or any combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.


Possession of valid Wisconsin driver's license

Must be available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week unless proper replacement is available and reported to Sheriff's Department for dispatching

Two chances to pass the WITC Medicolegal Death Investigations class.

Ability to meet physical requirements of position, some of which includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling

To download an application, please view Burnett County Application.

Note: The application may be filled out electronically, however it must be printed and submitted by mail, fax or email.  

Applications Reviewed Upon Receipt - Open Until Filled. 

For More Information
To inquire further, please contact:

Burnett County Administration / Human Resources Office
Burnett County Government Center - Room #190
7410 County Road K, #116
Siren, WI  54872

You can also contact us by calling: 715-349-2181
Fax:  715-349-2180

Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer