Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner

County Of Sonoma
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Mar. 23rd 2019
  • Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Job Description

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Extra-Help

$38.47 - $52.03 Hourly

About the Position

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position in the Special Clinical Services Unit provides on-site adult and pediatric sexual assault exams for both the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), and the Redwood Children's Center (RCC). SART and RCC are collaborative teams comprised of multi-disciplinary governmental and non-governmental agencies. Member agencies represent medical and advocacy providers, victim services organizations, law enforcement agencies, the District Attorney's Office, and other organizations committed to delivering and enhancing services to and for victim/survivors of sexual assault.

This Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner position requires the ability to tolerate a unique combination of stressors. Duties include performing sexual assault exams, testifying in court, dealing compassionately with people in crisis, taking night calls, and working closely with the SART Coordinator, the District Attorney's Office, law enforcement, advocacy groups, and others in a multi-agency effort to gather evidence for prosecuting court cases.

This position requires well-developed interpersonal skills and behaviors, including the ability to defuse crises, follow strict protocols, and engender cooperation from colleagues. Other key aspects of the position include knowing when to seek consultation both medically and administratively, training others about the medical component of sexual assault, and consistently respecting the confidentiality and dignity of those served.

The most qualified candidate will possess the following: formal sexual assault medical training; considerable experience performing sexual assault exams; some knowledge of, or experience in, acting as an expert witness; the desire and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with "grace under pressure;" and the ability to work on call as an extra-help employee.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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