District Medical Examiner, Florida ME District 1 (Pensacola, FL)

This position is responsible for performing the duties of the Medical Examiner for District 1 of Florida, which is Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties, Florida.


Minimum Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Approximately five to ten years of experience in a responsible position involving practice in the field of forensic pathology. Must possess a license to practice medicine and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of anatomic pathology and forensic pathology at the time of appointment and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of forensic pathology, laws, rules, and regulations governing forensic services. Ability to run the Office of the Medical Examiner; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of law enforcement agencies; ability to testify effectively as an expert witness.

Working Conditions:
The primary Office of the Medical Examiner is located in Pensacola, Florida with a satellite office in Okaloosa County, Florida.

Duties as a Public Official:
Florida’s district medical examiners are public officers of the State and are subject to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees, Chapter 112, Part III, Florida Statutes. District medical examiners are also bound by provisions in Chapter 406, Florida Statutes, and Rule 11G, Florida Administrative Code.

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Medicolegal Death Investigator I, Pensacola, Florida


$15.50 - $17.36 per hour

The District One Medical Examiner is seeking multiple Medicolegal Death Investigators to perform technical investigative work in cases of unexplained or unattended deaths in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton County. Work involves examining physical evidence at death scenes, interviewing witnesses, and advising next-of-kin or other parties of deaths. Investigators are also responsible for photographing evidence, preparing investigation reports and providing testimony. Work requires cooperation with other investigators, deputy sheriffs, line supervisors, other law enforcement agencies and the general public.

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Autopsy Technician, District 20 Medical Examiner

The District Twenty Medical Examiner is accepting applications for autopsy technician 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 Technician 1 is $15.00 to 17.00 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.

Education and Experience

Preferred experience in the following areas: assisting autopsies at a medical examiner's office or pathology laboratory, forensic photography, medical examiner investigations or in forensic anthropology.

Job Description

Once trained, the employee will be expected to:

  • Assist with autopsies during weekday business hours and rotating on-call weekends and rotating holidays.
  • Prepare the autopsy suite and the body for autopsy, take forensic photographs before and during autopsies,
    take x-rays, as needed, and post-autopsy cleaning of the autopsy area.
  • Is responsible for record keeping, labeling, storing and maintaining chain of evidence of all specimens.
  • Carry out other morgue duties, as necessary.
  • Must be able to move a deceased person unassisted that weighs up to 200 pounds.
  • Must be intelligent, able to properly communicate verbally and in writing. Excellent organization skills required for success.
  • Able to work under pressure without losing composure.
  • Must be honest, trustworthy, reliable and punctual.
  • Must have respect for the deceased at all times.
  • Must be hard-working and polite.
  • Must be flexible and willing to assist co-workers, whenever needed.
  • Read and write English proficiently.
  • Must be computer literate.

Please send your resume and references with addresses and phone numbers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Resume must include your present and last 3 employers. There is no application form.

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The job will be posted for 60 days on the website (or a shorter period of time if requested by the agency posting the job opening). Contact the webmaster by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 561-688-4575 (ask for Dr. Michael Bell) regarding all job postings.

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Please pay by check made out to "Florida Association of Medical Examiners" and mail to:

Michael Bell, MD
Palm Beach County Medical Examiner Office
3126 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406