Associate Medical Examiner, Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, Florida is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Medical Examiner.

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner office serves Florida Medical Examiner District 15 (Palm Beach County), under the direction of the District Medical Examiner. The full-time professional staff consists of the Chief Medical Examiner and five Associate Medical Examiners. Support staff includes forensic investigators, autopsy technicians, digital photography and radiography (Lodox), and in-house transcription service.

The successful candidate will be employed by Palm Beach County. County employee benefits include health insurance, state retirement system, vacation and sick leave, and liability insurance. The County participates in the Florida Retirement System, with medical examiners in Special Risk Membership (3% x years of service x the average of your highest eight years of salary) with vesting at eight years. There is also an investment plan that the member can choose instead of the pension that vests in one year.

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with the degree of Doctor of Medicine; eligibility for license to practice medicine in the State of Florida; successful completion of residency in anatomic and forensic pathology; board eligible/certification in anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology; and a minimum of one year of experience in the practice of forensic pathology.

The position is available December 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled.

The starting annual salary is $200,000 (with board certification) but is negotiable depending on years of experience.
Interested candidates should send current curriculum vitae and three references to Dr. Michael Bell, MD at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions, please call Dr. Bell at 561-688-4575.

Forensics Technician, St. Johns County, FL

St. Johns County Medical Examiner’s office is seeking a Forensics Technician to perform technical duties in support of investigations of the manner and causes of deaths. Documents distinguishing characteristics of decedents. Completes radiographic examinations of decedents. Fingerprints decedents. Assists with autopsies, including the eviscerating of decedents. Cleans morgue facilities. Releases decedent remains to appropriate recipients. Maintains proper chain of custody. Maintains evidence room. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of autopsy principles and practices. Knowledge of radiological examination. Knowledge of fingerprinting techniques. Knowledge of chain of custody laws and regulations. Knowledge of evidence handling and packaging principles. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Knowledge of forensic photography. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.

Pay Grade: 14
Pay Range: $37,143.50
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted

Associate Medical Examiner, District 19 Medical Examiner Office

The Office of the Medical Examiner, District 19 is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner located in St. Lucie County, Florida. Work involves determining the cause and manner of death, producing timely written reports, and providing competent testimony in court and for depositions. The Associate Medical Examiner (AME) must have the ability to effectively work with administration, attorneys and law enforcement personnel. The number of autopsies performed per year will be approximately 200. The candidate should be a forensic board certified or forensic board qualified and must have a Florida medical license. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The District 19 Medical Examiner’s Office covers four Florida counties and is located on the Indian River State College campus in the beautiful Florida Treasure Coast community. The locale is noted for its excellent weather, beautiful beaches and recreational activities of boating and fishing.


$180,000 - $209,000 - Salary will be commensurate with board certifications and experience in addition to excellent benefits.

Submit CV to:

Roger E. Mittleman, Chief Medical Examiner
Office of the Medical Examiner, District 19
2500 S. 35th St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Medico-legal Death Investigator, District 20 Medical Examiner Office

The District Twenty Medical Examiner is accepting applications for medico-legal death investigator level 1 or 2.

Please note that employees of the District Twenty Medical Examiner are not county or state employees and do not qualify to receive Florida retirement benefits, but full-time staff receive benefits, which includes health insurance paid by the employer at 80 %, retirement, paid time off and paid holidays.

Applicant must reside in Collier County or up to South Fort Myers in Lee County.


The salary range for Investigator 1 is $16.00 to 18.00 an hour, depending on experience.
Overtime pay provided for time worked over 40 hours within the same workweek in accordance with state and federal laws.
Must be able to work on-call rotating weekends.

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