Deputy Medical Examiner

Webb County, Laredo, TX, US


This position is responsible for the investigation or supervision of investigation for all types of deaths.

This position performs medicolegal investigations, autopsies and examinations and orders analytical testing to determine accurate cause and manner of death including investigation within the jurisdiction of the Webb County Medical Examiner in accordance with Articles 49.0 and 49.25, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Family Code and the Texas Health and Safety Codes, including those cases contracted with other counties outside of Webb.


  • Conducts post-mortem examinations to determine cause and manner of death
  • Orders appropriate analytical testing
  • Collects specimens and evidentiary materials and requests testing
  • Dictates findings upon completion of post-mortem examinations
  • Prepares written opinion reports regarding case findings, including the interpretation, findings
  • Signs official death certificate
  • Promptly reviews and signs Medical Examiner reports
  • Responds to scenes when necessary or requested
  • Assists in the recovery of decedents
  • Provides family conferences in person and by telephone to family members of the deceased to increase level of understanding of causes of death, manner of death, physiologic and psychological mechanisms involved
  • Responsible for assisting with the review of all medical investigator reports to assure accuracy
  • Provides expert forensic pathology witness testimony in Local and State court proceedings to include testimony in out- of-county autopsy cases
  • Confers with attorneys, law enforcement, physicians, family members and general public, as required
  • Performs any other duties as assigned


  • Graduation from an accredited college of medicine
  • Completion of approved ACGME residency in pathology
  • Completion of approved ACGME fellowship in Forensic Pathology
  • Certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and at least Board Eligibility in Forensic Pathology
  • Possession of a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas


Annual Salary $250,000.00 - $300,000.00 Depending on Experience • Retirement Plan • Health Insurance • Vision Plan • Dental Plan • Paid Time Off • Other benefits commonly associated with government entities

How to apply

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