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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Deputy Chief/Director of Forensic Pathology Services, Miami-Dade FL

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER DEPARTMENT
DEPUTY CHIEF/DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC PATHOLOGY SERVICES
Salary: Entry $155,332 – Max $289,351

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department is looking for a savant Deputy Chief/Director of Forensic Pathology Services who will assist in planning, organizing and directing the complex scientific and administrative operation of the Department. The Department provides medicolegal death investigative services for the residents of Miami-Dade County; its work combines the efforts of legal and police investigations with those of medicine and science to ascertain the facts surrounding deaths and arrive at the appropriate cause and manner of death. Hundreds of students and other guests visit the department each year to gain experience and learn more about the world of forensic pathology. These visitors include medical doctors in Fellowship or pathology training programs, graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in paramedical fields, photography, forensic science or criminal justice, law enforcement personnel, police/fire rescue cadets and many others.

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Chief Medical Examiner, District 19

Job Vacancy Announcement – Chief Medical Examiner for District 19, Florida

This position is responsible for performing the duties of the Chief Medical Examiner for District 19 of Florida, which is St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties, Florida.

Minimum Education and / or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Must possess a license to practice medicine in the State of Florida and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of anatomic pathology and forensic pathology at the time of appointment and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules, and regulations governing forensic services. Ability to run the Office of the Medical Examiner; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of law enforcement agencies; ability to testify effectively as an expert witness.

Working Conditions:
The Office of the Medical Examiner is located in Ft. Pierce, Florida on the main campus of Indian River State College.

Duties as a Public Official:
Florida’s district medical examiners are public officers of the State and are subject to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, Chapter 112, Part III, Florida Statutes. District medical examiners are also bound by provisions in Chapter 406, Florida Statutes, and Rule 11G, Florida Administrative Code.

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Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Office
3126 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406