Forensic Death Investigator, District 20, Naples, FL

District 20 Medical Examiner’s Office, Naples, Florida

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Package that lacks any of the above will not be considered.
Cover letter must detail how work experience or education qualifies you for the position.
Resume must include 3 professional references with phone numbers and:

  • complete work history, include explanation for employment gaps
  • month and year of start/end dates for each position
  • brief description of duties for each position

The District 20 Medical Examiner is a contracted service. Employees are not county or state employees and do not qualify for county or state benefits.

Applicant must be available for evening and weekend calls on a rotating basis

Applicant must be a US citizen or have a current US work visa and reside in Lee or Collier Counties.


This is a full-time position with starting salary range - $20.00 - 23.00/hourly, depending on experience. Salary increase after probationary period.

Benefits: health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and accrued paid time off.


  • Will train without prior experience
  • Preferred prior medical examiner’s office or forensic coursework experience.
  • Bilingual with preferred Spanish or Creole.

Job Description: The forensic investigator does NOT attend death scenes

  • Respond to voicemails, emails and other communications in a timely manner
  • Able to communicate with grieving families respectfully and with empathy
  • Gather and prioritize information from medical providers, police, families, funeral homes, etc.
  • Write comprehensive and timely notes and summaries of conversations
  • Complete death certification information
  • Process cremation approvals, requests for record duplications and other clerical duties
  • Must be able to work under pressure, multi-task and maintain composure and a good attitude
  • Must be able to read and write English proficiently
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be available to work during county, state or national crises or disasters
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed
  • Must be able to work designated rotating evenings, weekends and holidays (work at these times is usually from home).
  • Must be flexible, assist co-workers and work agreeably in a team environment

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!