(Juneau) The Dodge County Board Tuesday night approved creating a deputy medical examiner position. The request came after the Dodge County Judicial and Public Protection committee identified the need during a recent review of staffing levels. Medic Examiner PJ Schoebel says his office has also see a decline in personnel over the last year. He says several individuals went out on sick leave with one person who will not be returning. Schoebel says the deputy medical position is often times a second job for many and can lead to difficulties scheduling staff. Schoebel says while no one has been hired yet there are three promising candidates to fill the position. Job responsibilities include gathering physical evidence, interviewing, identifying the deceased and notifying next of kin as well as determine if a case falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Listen to the county board meeting here: