Associate Medical Examiner, St. Johns County, FL

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners in St. Augustine, Florida (North East, FL) is looking for an Associate Medical Examiner for our District Twenty-Three Medical Examiner’s Office (St. Johns, Flagler, and Putnam counties are covered by District 23).

The Associate Medical Examiner is responsible for performing the duties associated with medico-legal investigation of death including the collection, preservation, evaluation, investigation, documentation, preparation, examination, analysis of physical evidence and/or autopsy, and courtroom testimony.

The Associate will be joining a team that consists of a Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Operations Coordinator, 4-ABMDI Certified Forensic Investigators, 3-Forensic Technicians, and 2-administrative personnel. The workload for this office in 2020 was 533 autopsies/external examinations.

The Associate Medical Examiner’s duties include but are not limited to :

  • Performs autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. Reviews items related to autopsies such as hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency, and postmortem results.
  • Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (Florida Statute, Chapter 406 and Administrative Code, 11-G).
  • Investigates unnatural deaths by reviewing scene information and photographs, occasionally responding to select scenes, gathering information and evidence from the body, and assisting in taking pictures.
  • Dictates and corrects written reports of findings in a timely fashion.
  • Serves as an expert witness in depositions, grand jury sessions, trials, and conferences with attorneys.
  • Participates in conferences with family members, law enforcement, attorneys, and other individuals to provide information on investigations and autopsies.
  • Trains personnel such as forensic technicians, investigators, and paramedical staff.
  • Presents lectures for students, officers, and the general community. Provides information to citizens, groups, news media, and the general public.
  • Review cases that were reported but not accepted by the investigative division. Reviews cremation requests.
  • Will serve on a 24-hour call, rotational schedule for consultation to the investigative division.

This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Salary Starts at $200,000 Annually (Salary depends on certifications and experience).

Candidates may apply through St. Johns County's Government Jobs Career Page:

Applications and resumes must be submitted online, paper documents are not accepted.


  • Graduation from an approved school of medicine and possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation.
  • Completion of fellowship training in Forensic Pathology.
  • Must be board certified in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Must be board certified in forensic pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Two to Four years of related experience required.
  • 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.

St. Johns County is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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!