Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Miami-Dade County

Salary Range: Entry $153, 794 – Max $272,844

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 citizens 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.

The Medical Examiner Department has a good working relationship with its stakeholders, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, State Attorney’s Office, Public Defenders’ Office, police departments, medical offices and hospitals, funeral homes, and the media. Eighty-three fulltime Medical Examiner employees work in the pathology, toxicology, medical records, morgue, photography, investigations and indigent cremation service bureaus. The Department is housed at the Joseph H. Davis Center for Forensic Pathology and is a three building complex of 89,500 square feet set on the perimeter of the campus of the Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Medical School Center.

The Deputy Chief/Director position is high executive level work and the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Medical Examiner in the management of departmental activities and operations in forensic pathology in accordance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations. Responsibilities will include performing the work of a staff pathologist; conducting examinations and autopsies including the collection, preservation and analysis of human body fluids; preparing autopsy protocols and microscopic reports; planning, coordinating and performing medical research; and resolving forensic problems and medical examiner cases. The Deputy Chief/Director will also assist in planning and supervising the Fellowship Training Program in Forensic Pathology, including annual recruitment of forensic pathology fellows; assist in developing administrative and procedural guidelines for the department; and assist with the departmental budget. The Deputy Chief/Director will be under the supervision of the Medical Examiner.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Doctor of Medicine degree. Board certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. A minimum of seven to ten years of professional experience as an Assistant Medical Examiner in an established medical examiner facility.

Miami-Dade County offers great benefits including full medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; optional 457 pretax savings plan; optional flexible spending accounts; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; membership in the Florida Retirement System; professional development; and a tuition reimbursement program.

Resumes and other information submitted in response to this advertisement are public records pursuant to Chapter 119 Florida Statutes. Hiring decisions are contingent upon results of a screening process to include background check, and pre-employment physical, including alcohol/drug testing.

Apply online to Job Opening 43170 by March 24, 2017 at, and send resumes to Lee-Ann Dizon, Human Resources Department, 111 NW First Street, Suite 2110, Miami, FL 33128 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For additional information, please contact Ms. Dizon at (305) 375-3379 or via e-mail.

Miami-Dade County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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