Forensic Investigator, District 21, Ft. Myers FL

The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Myers is seeking applicants for the position of a Forensic Investigator (medicolegal death investigator). The District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office is N.A.M.E. accredited and a private medical examiner’s office. Qualifications include Associates Degree or higher with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Medical Technology and Biology or other related field. Autopsy experience, strong communication skills and a minimum of three years work experience investigating deaths, crimes or accidents are preferred. A medical background is highly desirable. Responsibilities include determining jurisdiction of medical examiner cases, conducting death scene investigations, interacting with law enforcement/medical personnel/families of the deceased and assisting physicians with autopsies. Continuing education and certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation will be required. Drug Free Workplace; successful completion of criminal history background investigation; must possess a valid Florida Driver’s license which must be maintained during employment.Benefits package includes health, dental, life, vision insurance; profit sharing and 401k plans.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift and move bodies over 100 pounds; constant exposure to conditions such as radiation, hazardous chemicals, noise, wet, slippery floors/surfaces, odors, and weather; constant communication with staff and outside agencies; communication includes verbal and written; visualize and otherwise identify, observe and assess. Manual and finger strength and dexterity sufficient to operate surgical instruments. Work schedule includes weekends, holidays and shift work. Hourly rate minimum is $23.00 per hour and will be commensurate with experience and education.
Please forward your resume AND cover letter to:
Patricia Wheaton
Director of Operations
District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office
70 South Danley Drive
Fort Myers, FL  33907
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Opening Date:  08/26/2022
Closing Date: 10/30/2022

Associate Medical Examiner, District 15, Palm Beach County

Salary: $180,000 to $225,000 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications
Department: Medical Examiner’s Office
Location: 3126 Gun Club Road, WPB
Hours: 40 Variable hours/week 
Other: Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.
Performs highly responsible professional and administrative work for the Medical Examiner’s Office. Performs medico-legal death examinations/autopsies, certifies cause and manner of death; prepares detailed reports of autopsy findings; responds to death scene investigations; provides expert testimony in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 406 and County Code 13-1 (Medical Examiner's Ordinance).  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Medical Examiner and is reviewed through autopsy/scene reports and periodic staff conferences to identify trends/review problem cases.
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.
Doctorate from a recognized school of medicine or osteopathy.  Must be licensed as a medical doctor in the State of Florida with completed pathology residency training at an accredited pathology residency program and one (1) year of formal fellowship training in forensic pathology at an accredited fellowship program.
Necessary Special Requirement:  Must obtain an American Board of Pathology Certification in anatomic or forensic pathology within three (3) years of date of hire.
CREATE USER PROFILE in PBC Online Application System at  PC Kiosks are available to create User Profiles during business hours, at PBC Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, WPB, FL  33406.
EO/AA M/F/D/V, Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.
Submit PDF/printout of Profile or resume directly to:
Dr. Wendolyn Sneed, Medical Examiner
Office of the Medical Examiner
3126 Gun Club Road
WPB, FL  33461
Fax:  (561) 688-4588
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Associate Medical Examiner, Brevard County

Brevard County is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner to perform the forensic functions of the District 18 Medical Examiner’s Office providing proper investigations of deaths and determining accurate cause and manner of death.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Note: illustrative only)

Performs autopsies and physical examinations for all types of death occurring within 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.


The successful candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations; must have a thorough knowledge of Florida Statute 406 (Medical Examiner Act), Florida Administrative Code Chapter 11G (Medical Examiner Rules), Florida Statute 119 (Public Records Law), and Vital Statistics laws that impact on the determination of next-of-kin, cremation approval and disposition of bodies. Pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology is preferred.

 BENEFITS: Brevard County offers an attractive array of benefits including insurance, Florida Retirement System participation, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, and paid holidays/vacation and sick leave.
Salary: $250k or commensurate with training and experience. Closing Date: Open until filled.
Brevard County is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Veteran’s Preference in accordance with state statutes.

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Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund

The Joseph H. Davis, M.D. Scholarship Fund was created in furtherance of forensic pathology education and provides financial assistance for Florida’s future forensic pathologists who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual Florida Association of Medical Examiners (FAME)conference due to financial constraints. Dr Davis was a mentor of thousands of forensic pathologists during his lifetime, as this fund was created to preserve his legacy. Please consider donating to the Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund today!