Associate Medical Examiner, Miami Dade
ASSISTANT MEDICAL EXAMINER
Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department
Salary: Entry $132,577 – Max $245,793
NATURE OF WORK: This is highly responsible executive level work in complex scientific operations of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. An employee in this class is responsible for Medical Examiner Departmental activities and operations in forensic pathology in accordance with local state and federal statutes and regulations. Responsibilities include performing work of staff pathologists; scene investigations; collecting, documenting, preserving and analyzing forensic evidence; preparing autopsy protocols and microscopic reports; planning, coordinating and performing medical research; resolving forensic problems and medical examiner cases; teaching in the Forensic Pathology Fellowship Training Program. The incumbent exercises extensive independent judgment and professional knowledge of medicine and forensic pathology in conducting County medical examiner activities in compliance with established regulations.
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS: Performs work of staff pathologist; conducts scene investigations; collects, documents, preserves and analyses forensic evidence; prepares autopsy protocols and microscopic reports; conducts and/or attends various daily and weekly in-house scientific conferences. Teaches and supervises forensic pathology fellows, pathology residents and visiting medical students. Maintains communications with other County agencies, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, law enforcement agencies and the general public. Testifies as an expert witness in criminal and civil proceedings. Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of medicine, and anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology. Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals and objectives of the department in providing forensic pathology services for the citizens of Miami-Dade County and various law enforcement, health and other agencies. Extensive knowledge of chemistry, physics, police science, police investigations, and legal requirements related to medical examiner operations. Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to medical examiner activities. Thorough knowledge of the complex medical examiner operations and activities. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, to groups and individuals. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement, attorneys, health agencies, and other employees of the Medical Examiner Department. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in interpreting departmental policies, rules and regulations.