Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $230,000.00 - $240,000.00 Annually
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Type: Appointed Official
Department: Medical Examiner
Job Number: 2021-04310
Closing: Continuous

Job Description: This position reports to the District Chief Medical Examiner and provides medico-legal interpretations, performs autopsies, testifies in court, and generates death certificates.

Examples of Work:

  • Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death. Interprets histological, toxicological, chemical, hematological, and microbiological laboratory results.
  • Maintains Medical Examiner records and follows policies/procedures for the documentation of the chain of custody of decedent personal effects, evidence, and human remains.
  • Performs and formulates on-call and death scene investigation/triage decisions.
  • Testifies in deposition and in court as an expert witness, effectively presenting and communicating findings in a logical manner.
  • Appropriately responds to and addresses questions posed by judges, attorneys, family members, and members of the media or public.
  • Generates death certificates.
  • Reviews, approves, and records cremation requests.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

  • Graduation from an approved school of medicine.
  • Completion of an accredited anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology residency and the completion of an accredited forensic fellowship program is required.
  • Board certification in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology and board eligibility in forensic pathology is required.
  • Forensic board certification must be completed within two years of appointment.
  • Possession of a current license to practice in the State of Florida is required.

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If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge. If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran's preference, he or she may file an email complaint or written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to:

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Agency: City of Jacksonville
Address: 117 West Duval Street, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
Phone: (904) 255-5600

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!