Autopsy Technician, District 20 Medical Examiner Office

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.

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Associate Medical Examiner - Brevard County, Florida

Brevard County, Florida is located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. The County extends 72 miles from north to south and averages 26.5 miles wide on the Florida east coast along the Atlantic Ocean. Brevard County is home to approximately 600,000 residents, making it the tenth (10th) largest county in Florida. The County has a total area of 1,557 square miles, with 1,016 square miles of which is land and 541 square miles is water. Brevard County is comprised of the Palm Bay–Melbourne– Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Influenced by the presence of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. 

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Brevard County is seeking an Associate Medical Examiner to perform the forensic functions of the Medical Examiner’s Office providing proper investigations of deaths and determining accurate cause and manner of death, which includes evaluation of current and anticipated inquiries for the County. The Medical Examiner’s Office operates with a staff of eleven in District 18. This office handles approximately 1,000 cases annually.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe
each and every function that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not preclude
management from assigning specific duties not listed here if such duties are logical assignments to the

Performs autopsies and physical examinations for all types of death occurring with the district as
prescribed by Florida Statute 406.11 and rules of the Medical Examiner Commission.
Prepares clear, concise narrative description of autopsy findings.
Provides expert witness capabilities for all forensic criminal and civil actions associated with cases
investigated and any other forensic needs within the County.
Rotates on-call scene response duties with other staff as required.
Develops and promotes cooperation with all elements of the criminal justice system as requested or
necessary at the time of scene investigation, autopsy and post autopsy conferences and in anticipation of
future inquiries and evaluations.
Follows established policies and operational procedures for handling potentially infectious and lethal
autopsy gases, hazardous chemicals and equipment to assure optimal protection of personnel.
Provides family conferences in person and by telephone to family members of the deceased to increase
the level of understanding of causes of death, manner of death and physiologic and psychological
mechanisms involved.
Provides educational and informational opportunities through talks and lectures to law enforcement,
medical and paramedical groups and other criminal justice and related agencies.
Promotes a spirit of teamwork to maintain good communication between all members of the Medical
Examiner’s Office.

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Associate Medical Examiner - District 5

The District 5 Medical Examiner’s Office is delighted to announce an opportunity to join four experienced board certified forensic pathologists in central Florida.

The office is based in Lake County, with jurisdiction over Lake, Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando and (effective October 1, 2018) Seminole counties, covering a large area of central Florida extending to the Gulf Coast. The area is well known for its citrus heritage, equestrian culture, and numerous outdoor activities including freshwater and saltwater fishing. The pathologists are volunteer faculty with the University of Central Florida, and are regularly involved in educational activities including with the regional trauma center, child death review team, and law enforcement. In 2016 the office performed just under 1000 autopsies. Our population is growing, influenced both by expanding developments and by fluctuations in seasonal/non-permanent residents.

Duties include:

Performance of autopsies, external examinations, and records reviews to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
Preparation of autopsy reports.
Rotating on-call duties with other physicians on staff.
Serving as an expert witness and providing testimony in trials, grand jury, depositions, and conferences with attorneys.
Participating in conferences with family members, law enforcement, attorneys, and other individuals to provide information on investigations and autopsies.
Training personnel as needed or requested.
Providing educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
Reviewing cases that are reported in which jurisdiction is declined.
Reviewing cremation requests.
Maintaining educational knowledge related to Forensic Pathology and Medico-legal death investigation.

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Associate Medical Examiner - Jacksonville, FL

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE invites applications for the position of: Associate Medical Examiner

SALARY: $150,000.00 - $190,000.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/29/18 – Start date TBD in July, 2018  

CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled

This position reports to the District Chief Medical Examiner and provides medico legal interpretations, performs autopsies, testifies in court and generates death certificates.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: * Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death. 
* Interprets histological, toxicological, chemical, hematological and microbiological laboratory results.
* Maintains Medical Examiner records and follows policies/procedures for the documentation of the chain of custody of decedent personal effects, evidence and human remains.
* Performs and formulates on-call and death scene investigation/triage decisions.
* Testifies in deposition and in court as an expert witness, effectively presenting and communicating findings in a logical manner.
* Appropriately responds to and addresses questions posed by judges, attorneys, family members, and members of the media or public.
* Generates death certificates.
* Reviews, approves, and records cremation requests.
* Performs other duties as required.

OPEN REQUIREMENTS/SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: * Graduation from an approved school of medicine and completion of an accredited anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology residency is required.
* Completion of an accredited forensic fellowship program is required. 
* Board certification in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology and board eligibility in forensic pathology is required. 
* Forensic board certification must be completed within two years of appointment. 
* Possession of a current license to practice in the State of Florida is required.

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