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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Regional Supervising Coroner (Central West)



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Job Description

Do you have a background in death investigation, an inquiring mind and a special interest in public safety and the community? If you enjoy using your communication, managerial and people skills within a multi-disciplinary, high-profile environment, consider this leadership role as Regional Supervising Coroner with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Office of the Chief Coroner, Central West, which is geographically located in the City of Toronto.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of the management team, you will:
• Provide advice and leadership on a variety of matters and interactions pertaining to death investigation
• Provide direction and supervision to coroners within the region, which may require some travel, including evaluating performance and quality assurance related to death investigations
• Coordinate and direct investigations and inquests, and identify public safety issues and prevention strategies
• Exercise quasi-judicial powers, including presiding over unusual, high-profile or complex inquests
• Build and maintain effective relationships and communications with forensic pathologists, families, police, Crown attorneys, lawyers, media, and the public
• Perform the duties of a coroner, as required

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• A physician who is, or is eligible to be, licensed and in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Specialized Knowledge

• You have extensive experience in the practice of medicine
• You have investigative skills and working knowledge in the fields of general and forensic investigation techniques, including understanding of pathology, toxicology (i.e. drug reactions and poisoning), occupational medicine, and industrial safety
• You have knowledge of and can interpret relevant legislation and guidelines when conducting death investigations and/or inquests (i.e. Coroners Act, Trillium Gift of Life Act, Anatomy Act, Vital Statistics Act, etc.)

Management and Communication Skills

• You have leadership, management, and administration skills to plan and co-ordinate consultative and investigative activities and to direct the operation of the regional office
• You have strong communication skills to interact with the public, grieving families, news media, and to establish and maintain co-operative relationships with professionals
• You have effective interpersonal skills to liaise and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including medical and legal professionals, and law enforcement agencies
• You have written communication skills to prepare and disseminate information in the form of memorandums, newsletters, and media releases
• You can support an inclusive work environment that harnesses and builds on diversity

Salary Range: $270,652 - $298,335 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 105896, by Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Posting Date: 16-Mar-2017Other Permanent, Practicing physician $270,652 - $298,335/yr 1 ASAP
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