Forensic Pathologist

El Paso County Coroner's Office, Colorado Springs, CO, US


  • Performs forensic autopsies for the El Paso County Coroner and surrounding jurisdictions.
  • Evaluates historical and law enforcement information in order to establish cause, manner, and probable time of death; performed in conjunction with a complete forensic autopsy.
  • Prepares detailed autopsy reports of findings, confers with judicial and law enforcement personnel, and assists with interpreting autopsy findings.
  • Completes death certificates.
  • Testifies in civil and criminal trials pertaining to El Paso County Coroner's Office cases.
  • Performs death scene investigation including crime scenes.
  • Produces appropriate records related to forensic autopsies including autopsy reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Duties are performed in an office, laboratory, morgue and at the death scene; some travel required. Coroner's Office employees are responsible for providing proof of vaccinations and/or tuberculosis testing as applicable to the specific position and must provide proof of completion of required vaccinations/testing or proof of initiation prior to date of hire.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in performing forensic autopsies, death scene investigations and recording results of findings and associated medicolegal death investigation.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school.
  • Graduate from an accredited pathology residency and forensic fellowship.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Board certified or board eligible in forensic and anatomical pathology.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen.



$252,000.00 - $260,000.00 annually (salary to be commensurate with qualifications) 

  • 15 Vacation Days
  • 3 Personal Holidays
  • 12 Sick Days
  • 11 Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Employee Fitness Centers
  • 2 Onsite Health Centers
  • Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness eligible employer
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long & Short-term Disability Benefits