Forensics Technician, St. Johns County, FL

St. Johns County Medical Examiner’s office is seeking a Forensics Technician to perform technical duties in support of investigations of the manner and causes of deaths. Documents distinguishing characteristics of decedents. Completes radiographic examinations of decedents. Fingerprints decedents. Assists with autopsies, including the eviscerating of decedents. Cleans morgue facilities. Releases decedent remains to appropriate recipients. Maintains proper chain of custody. Maintains evidence room. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of autopsy principles and practices. Knowledge of radiological examination. Knowledge of fingerprinting techniques. Knowledge of chain of custody laws and regulations. Knowledge of evidence handling and packaging principles. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Knowledge of forensic photography. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. 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. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.

Pay Grade: 14
Pay Range: $37,143.50
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted

Short-Term Pathology Opportunity (Puerto Rico)

J&M Global Solutions, that has been asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to find board-certified pathologists to deploy to Puerto Rico to assist with clearing a backlog of bodies. (There are over 150 John/Jane Does that require autopsies.) You may have heard about this effort on the NAME listserv. These independent consultant positions are available now through the end of October. Individuals must be authorized to work in the United States, and we request a minimum of a 14-day assignment.

Licensed Forensic of Surgical Pathologists - Require SMEs who are trained and currently licensed forensic or surgical pathologists. Prefer experience with performing autopsies both on natural and unnatural expirations and determining cause and manner of death. Provides a broad range of mortuary services consistent with that of a forensic or surgical pathologist working in a mortuary setting.

Here are answers to questions that have been raised in previous conversations with pathologists:

  • You would be responsible for arranging your own travel and lodging up front, but that would be reimbursed as part of your monthly invoice as long as they are within the set government rules.
  • PR is issuing temporary emergency licenses for those that have a license in another state. The temporary license also “grants immunity” to you for this work.
  • We do not anticipate anyone having to return to PR for trial. If that were requested, HHS would work to arrange a remote testimony option.
  • The hourly rate that we have set right now is about $150/hr.
  • You would be working out of the Institute of Forensic Sciences in San Juan
  • There will be a transcriptionist/translator available to assist the team
  • Background checks and drug testing is required by PR, and individuals need to provide proof of Hep B vaccinations and Blood Borne Pathogen training

To give you an idea of what the team will be addressing, CBS ran a short piece a couple of weeks ago about mortuary affairs officers.

If you listen, you will hear the mention of pathologists.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 19 Medical Examiner Office

The Office of the Medical Examiner, District 19 is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner located in St. Lucie County, Florida. Work involves determining the cause and manner of death, producing timely written reports, and providing competent testimony in court and for depositions. The Associate Medical Examiner (AME) must have the ability to effectively work with administration, attorneys and law enforcement personnel. The number of autopsies performed per year will be approximately 200. The candidate should be a forensic board certified or forensic board qualified and must have a Florida medical license. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The District 19 Medical Examiner’s Office covers four Florida counties and is located on the Indian River State College campus in the beautiful Florida Treasure Coast community. The locale is noted for its excellent weather, beautiful beaches and recreational activities of boating and fishing.


$180,000 - $209,000 - Salary will be commensurate with board certifications and experience in addition to excellent benefits.

Submit CV to:

Roger E. Mittleman, Chief Medical Examiner
Office of the Medical Examiner, District 19
2500 S. 35th St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Medico-legal Death Investigator, District 20 Medical Examiner Office

The District Twenty Medical Examiner is accepting applications for medico-legal death investigator level 1 or 2.

Please note that employees of the District Twenty Medical Examiner are not county or state employees and do not qualify to receive Florida retirement benefits, but full-time staff receive benefits, which includes health insurance paid by the employer at 80 %, retirement, paid time off and paid holidays.

Applicant must reside in Collier County or up to South Fort Myers in Lee County.


The salary range for Investigator 1 is $16.00 to 18.00 an hour, depending on experience.
Overtime pay provided for time worked over 40 hours within the same workweek in accordance with state and federal laws.
Must be able to work on-call rotating weekends.

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