Associate Medical Examiner

Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office, West Palm Beach, FL, US


This position performs highly responsible professional and administrative work for the Medical Examiner’s Office.


  • performs medico-legal death examinations/autopsies, certifies cause and manner of death
  • prepares detailed reports of autopsy findings
  • responds to death scene investigations
  • provides expert testimony in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 406 and County Code 13-1 (Medical Examiner's Ordinance)

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Medical Examiner and is reviewed through autopsy/scene reports and periodic staff conferences to identify trends/review problem cases.



Doctorate from a recognized school of medicine or osteopathy. Must be licensed as a medical doctor in the State of Florida with completed pathology residency training at an accredited pathology residency program and one (1) year of formal fellowship training in forensic pathology at an accredited fellowship program. Necessary Special Requirement: Must obtain an American Board of Pathology Certification in anatomic or forensic pathology within three (3) years of date of hire.


Position: ASSOCIATE MEDICAL EXAMINER Salary: $180,000 to $225,000 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications Department: Medical Examiner’s Office Location: 3126 Gun Club Road, WPB Hours: 40 Variable hours/week Other: Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment. THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

How to apply

CREATE USER PROFILE in PBC Online Application System at PC Kiosks are available to create User Profiles during business hours, at PBC Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, WPB, FL 33406. EO/AA M/F/D/V, Drug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.