District Medical Examiner, District 11 (Miami-Dade)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
District Medical Examiner
Salary Range: $185,389 - $318,369

Miami-Dade County is seeking a savant Medical Examiner to provide accurate, timely, dignified, compassionate, and professional death services for the residents of the community. The Medical Examiner is an executive-level position responsible for the management and coordination of complex scientific and administrative operations in forensic pathology, in accordance with local, state, and federal statutes and regulations.

The Medical Examiner directs the planning and administration of autopsies and establishes protocols for the safe and efficient collection, preservation, and analysis of human body fluids and tissues; investigates and processes approximately 14,000 cases annually which includes cremation requests, consulting on autopsy, toxicology, and pathology cases; administration of indigent burial and cremation programs; assists in facilitating organ, bone, and tissue donor cases; crime scene photography; combining efforts with law enforcement investigations to ascertain the facts and provide cause and manner of death; and coordination of efforts with the police, funeral homes and families. The Medical Examiner Department partners with local agencies including the State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender, Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade Police Department, other law enforcement agencies, and local hospitals and funeral homes, in addition to federal agencies like Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), United States Attorney, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).

The Medical Examiner Department provides opportunities for individuals interested in the field of forensic pathology through a one-year Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program, accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, to medical doctors who have completed a residency in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology. In addition, the Department offers a Forensic Imaging Internship Program in which participants learn how to properly photograph evidence at crime scenes and document autopsies through hands-on involvement in forensic and biomedical photography.

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Chief ME Investigator/Program Manager - District 18

BREVARD COUNTY CHIEF ME’S INVESTIGATOR/PROGRAM MANAGER

Open Until Filled.

THIS POSITION IS APPOINTIVE SERVICE

$2,474.55 to $2,722.01 biweekly. Actual salary negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Central Area/Rockledge. The work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. and includes occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays as required during times of emergencies. Performs skilled professional work supervising the daily operations of the Medical Examiner’s Office. Work includes serving as the liaison between law enforcement, funeral homes, and other agencies. Acts as Chief Investigator performing skilled technical work investigating unattended or otherwise questionable deaths under the supervision of the Medical Examiner for the County. Supervision is provided to investigators, technical, and clerical staff.

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Forensic Investigator, District 1 Medical Examiner

The District One Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking a Forensic Investigator (FI). This position includes determination of jurisdiction, death investigation/scene investigation, scene photography, evidence preservation/collection, completing the medical examiner section of death certificates, and interacting with local law enforcement. This position is responsible for gathering circumstances and facts to aid the forensic pathologist in the identification of the deceased and the determination of cause and manner of death. The FI will perform death certificate/cremation authorization request reviews, input data into the case management system, and all other duties as required or assigned. THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN SANTA ROSA, OKALOOSA or WALTON COUNTY, Florida. The selected candidate will be required to live in Okaloosa, Walton, or select portions of Santa Rosa or Bay County.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and 3 years relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate Degree with 2 years relevant experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant major.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 18

Brevard County, Florida is located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. The County extends 72 miles from north to south and averages 26.5 miles wide on the Florida east coast along the Atlantic Ocean. Brevard County is home to approximately 600,000 residents, making it the tenth (10th) largest county in Florida. The County has a total area of 1,557 square miles, with 1,016 square miles of which is land and 541 square miles is water. Brevard County is comprised of the Palm Bay–Melbourne– Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast.
Learn more about Brevard County by visiting: www.brevardfl.gov.

Brevard County is seeking TWO Associate Medical Examiners to perform the forensic functions of the Medical Examiner’s Office providing proper investigations of deaths and determining accurate cause and manner of death, which includes evaluation of current and anticipated inquiries for the County. The Medical Examiner’s Office operates with a staff of eleven in District 18. This office handles approximately 1,000 cases annually.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed here if such duties are logical assignments to the
position.)

  • Performs autopsies and physical examinations for all types of death occurring with the district as prescribed by Florida Statute 406.11 and rules of the Medical Examiner Commission.
  • Prepares clear, concise narrative description of autopsy findings.
  • Provides expert witness capabilities for all forensic criminal and civil actions associated with cases investigated and any other forensic needs within the County.
  • Rotates on-call scene response duties with other staff as required.
  • Develops and promotes cooperation with all elements of the criminal justice system as requested or necessary at the time of scene investigation, autopsy and post autopsy conferences and in anticipation of future inquiries and evaluations.
  • Follows established policies and operational procedures for handling potentially infectious and lethal autopsy gases, hazardous chemicals and equipment to assure optimal protection of personnel.
  • Provides family conferences in person and by telephone to family members of the deceased to increase the level of understanding of causes of death, manner of death and physiologic and psychological mechanisms involved.
  • Provides educational and informational opportunities through talks and lectures to law enforcement, medical and paramedical groups and other criminal justice and related agencies.
  • Promotes a spirit of teamwork to maintain good communication between all members of the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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