Forensic Investigator I, Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County, District 15

Performs sensitive investigative work and is responsible for interviewing and research in both office and field settings to assist in determining the cause of death based on established policies and procedures. Interacts with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies, hospitals, family members, funeral home staff and other involved parties. Handles personal protection equipment, biohazard materials, blood-borne pathogens, and evidence. Requires knowledge of crime scene procedures, forensic photography, anatomy, anthropology, and entomology.


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Medical Technology, Biology or related field; minimum of one (1) year of experience in death investigations/related forensic experience.

Equivalencies: Experience in death investigations/related forensic experience AND one of the following:

  • Unrelated Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related experience
  • Related Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of related experience
  • Unrelated Associate’s Degree and four (4) years of related experience
  • Graduation from high school/an equivalent recognized certification and five (5) years of related experience.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District Nine/Twenty-Five Medical Examiner's Office (Orange & Osceola Counties, Florida)

Orange County Government in Orlando, Florida is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner in our District Nine/Twenty-Five Medical Examiner's Office. Check out the Medical examiner office.

Salary range is $132,350 - $218,462 annually (Starting salary depends on certifications and experience.)
Benefits include state pension plan, health, dental, and life insurance, eighteen paid holidays per year, personal leave accrual, as well as, allowances for training, travel, dues, and licenses.

Opening Date: February 20, 2018
Closing Date: Until Filled (May close without prior notice)

Minimum Qualifications:
* 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 Regulations at the time of appointment, and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment.
* 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 three years of employment, by the American Board of Pathology.
* Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
* The selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, criminal history and background check prior to start of employment. 

Representative Duties
* 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 reports 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).
* Dictates and corrects written report 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.
* Will serve on a 24 hour call, rotational schedule, for consultation to the investigative department.
* Per form other duties of a comparable level as assigned.

Preference will be given to those individuals who are board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology.

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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