Forensic Photographer, District 4

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE
Forensic Photographer
SALARY: $21.43 Hourly
$44,572.42 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/20/21
CLOSING DATE: 08/03/21 11:59 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Medical Examiner's Office is actively seeking a Forensic Photographer.
Did you know that as a City of Jacksonville employee, you would also have 11 paid holidays and a personal leave day as well? In addition, to health insurance, dental, vision, life insurance and flexible spending plans are also available. City of Jacksonville employees are also eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness after 10 years of public service and on-time payments.
This is skilled technical work performing digital imaging of bodies and physical evidence, processing and archiving case-related images using secure methods while preserving chain of custody, and serving as a forensic imaging consultant to the Medical Examiner Office and allied agencies. The work requires knowledge of photography methods, techniques and procedures, which includes the use of specialized skills or specialized equipment including digital and traditional optics, ambient lighting, and alternate light sources, which are learned on the job or through specialized training. Contacts require basic courtesy, tact, and effectiveness in dealing with others and includes requesting or providing information, asking questions, or obtaining clarification. Work is semi-routine where tasks are covered by procedures or precedents, but some latitude is permitted to consider and choose the most appropriate technique, method, or procedure to follow. Work is performed in a controlled work environment where there are some risks and hazards but they are known, predictable, and controllable. Operates personal computer to input data and photographs, operates camera for digital photography of cadavers and physical evidence, and may operate a motor vehicle. The physical demands of the work include moderate physical activity such as climbing a ladder or elevated platform to take pictures, occasionally lifting objects weighing more than 50 pounds and moving cadavers and equipment. The work is performed under general supervision where the work is varied and, although subject to standardized practices and procedures, the worker is permitted some latitude to set own priorities subject to supervisor's approval.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 6

The Medical Examiner for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Florida (Pinellas & Pasco Counties) is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner. This position will assist in performing the duties associated with medico-legal death investigation including scene evaluation and some scene investigation, examination, and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony.
Duties:
• Performs autopsies and physical examinations to determine the cause and manner of death, pursuant to Florida State Statute, Chapter 406.
• Prepare clear, concise narrative description of autopsy/exam findings.
• Reviews items related, such as medical records & hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency reports and laboratory results.
• Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (F.S.S. Chapter 406, FL Administrative Code 11-G & Practice Guidelines).
• Rotate on-call duties with other physician staff.
• Serves as a non-bias expert witness providing intelligible testimony 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.
• Trains personnel as needed or requested.
• Provides educational lectures for students, law enforcement, and the general community.
• Reviews cases that were reported but jurisdiction declined.
• Reviews cremation requests.
• Responsible for maintaining educational knowledge related to Forensic Pathology and Medico-legal death investigations.
• Perform other duties of a comparable level as assigned.

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Associate Medical Examiner, District 4

Salary: $207,856.28 - $217,856.28 Annually
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Job Type: Appointed Official
Department: Medical Examiner
Job Number: 2021-04310
Closing: Continuous
Job Description: 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

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Associate Medical Examiner - ME Districts 5 & 24

The Districts 5 & 24 Medical Examiner’s Office is delighted to announce an opportunity to join five experienced board-certified forensic pathologists in central Florida.

The office of the Medical Examiner is located in sunny Lake County, a stone’s throw from Florida’s coastal beaches and theme parks. Home to more than 1,000 freshwater lakes and rivers, Lake County offers a simple and natural view of “Old Florida”, with endless acres of preserves to include access to three state parks, one state forest, one national wildlife refuge, and one national forest. Lake County offers a low cost of living with no state income tax and safe and friendly communities. The charming city of Mount Dora is well known for its top-rated art festival, fall craft festival, sailing regatta, antique shops, and award-winning cuisine, and nearby Tavares has evolved a seaplane culture. Lake County is minutes away from the Orlando area attractions and the Orlando International Airport to the southeast, Tampa only slightly further to the southwest, Gainesville to the north, and both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts within a short day trip.

The office is based in Lake County, with jurisdiction over Lake, Marion, Sumter, Citrus, Hernando, and 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 centers, child death review team, and law enforcement. In 2020 the office performed just over 1400 autopsies. Our population is growing, influenced both by expanding developments and by fluctuations in seasonal/non-permanent residents.

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Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund

The Joseph H. Davis, M.D. Scholarship Fund was created in furtherance of forensic pathology education and provides financial assistance for Florida’s future forensic pathologists who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual Florida Association of Medical Examiners (FAME)conference due to financial constraints. Dr Davis was a mentor of thousands of forensic pathologists during his lifetime, as this fund was created to preserve his legacy. Please consider donating to the Joseph H. Davis Scholarship Fund today!

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