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.

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