Director of Operations, Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Office
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (DESIGNEE)
Salary: $93,645.76 - $148,244.20
Miami-Dade County (MDC) is seeking a progressive, experienced, and results-oriented Director of Operations to administer and support the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula and covering over 2,000 square miles, the county is bound by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the north. MDC has a population of 2.6 million, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States. As a destination of choice, Miami-Dade County attracted 14.6 million visitors during 2014.
With a planned budget of $11.7 million and over 80 employees, the Medical Examiner (ME) operates one of the largest and well respected departments in the country. The Medical Examiner provides pathology, toxicology, records/transcription, morgue, photography, investigation, and indigent cremation services; investigates and processes approximately 13,000 cases annually, which include cremation request reviews, autopsies, toxicology and pathology consultation cases; and facilitates organ, bone and tissue donor cases. The Department focuses on what is generally called “forensic pathology,” which combines the efforts of legal and police investigations with those of medicine and science to ascertain the facts surrounding deaths, particularly the cause and manner of deaths. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner hosts annual seminars on death investigation, forensic imaging, anthropology, and odontology.
The ME Director of Operations is responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating administrative, procedural, analytical, mortuary, and clerical operations to assure maximum effectiveness and efficiency of departmental activities. The position also involves duties such as budgeting, organizing and overseeing various department operations, developing departmental policies and procedural controls, determining operational efficiency and requirements, and implementing Medical Examiner Department policies