Forensic Investigator, District 7 ME Office

Forensic Investigator, District 7 ME Office (Daytona Beach, FL) $19.17/Hour

OPENING DATE: 06/19/2019 CLOSING DATE: 08/05/2019

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The James W. Fulcher, M.D.,P.A./District 7 Medical Examiner Office, in Daytona Beach, is seeking applicants for two (2) Forensic Investigators. They will be responsible for technical work gathering detailed information relative to circumstances surrounding deaths.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES:

  • Maintains continuous contact with the County Communications Center to receive notification of a death that has the potential to be considered a medical examiner's case.
  • Determines if the medical examiner has jurisdiction in the case.
  • Gathers information at death scenes relative to death. Notifies and authorizes the use of body livery service in accordance with office policy.
  • Writes narratives and obtains documents, agency reports, records and other pertinent information to assist the Medical Examiner in certifying the cause and manner of death.
  • Communicates, as needed, with the decedent's physician and/or surviving family members and/or others.
  • Is considered "Mission Essential" - required to be at work or in "on-call" status regardless of emergency situations and general dismissal authorizations, required to carry an employer-issued cell phone and/or pager while on and off shift for contact and communication to ensure critical operations continue in the event of a catastrophe or unavailability of the otherwise assigned individual.
  • May be required to be available to assist on-call investigator.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Forensic Science, Biology, Criminal Justice, or related field; AND one (1) year of experience in medicolegal death investigation with a medical examiner/coroner office or law enforcement agency. Certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) or obtain certification within 24 months of hire.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license or obtain one by date of hire.

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Autopsy Assistant, District 2 Medical Examiner

KWB Pathology Associates/District 2 Medical Examiner’s Office in Tallahassee, FL is seeking applicants for the position of Autopsy Assistant to staff our new morgue facility set to open in early August.

Required qualifications include graduation from high school, two-year college degree or two years’ experience in a Medical Examiner office or medical facility, possession of a Florida Driver’s License and personal vehicle. Successful completion of a criminal history background check, drug screen, and previous employment verification are required.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing the morgue facility and deceased persons for examinations, anatomic dissections, collection and processing of personal effects, medications, fingerprints, assisting with evisceration, collection of toxicology specimens, photography during autopsy, cleaning of morgue facility, provide assistance in the office for clerical duties and additional duties as assigned by the Forensic Supervisor/Pathologist.

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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.

Qualifications:

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

MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR I
PENSACOLA OFFICE AND FT. WALTON BEACH, 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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