Forensic Pathologist

County of Shasta, Redding, CA, US


Under the administrative direction of the Chief Deputy Coroner, will perform forensic pathology services, general pathology services, and related medical functions to determine cause and manner of death; and performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of: Current methods and technology in forensic pathology and related scientific aspects of death investigations; procedures followed in criminal investigative work; principles of training.

Ability to: Perform specialized autopsies to determine cause and manner of death; show compassion and sensitivity in dealing with the kin of deceased; testify articulately and accurately in court; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with medical, legal, and law enforcement administrators, attorneys, officials, and agencies; train staff; prepare detailed and accurate reports and present findings; work long and irregular hours when needed.


  • Possession of a valid California driver license.
  • Possession of a valid Physicians and Surgeons Certificate issued by the California State Board of Medical Examiners at the time of hire.


  • Salary: $16,304 - $20.809 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $94.06 - $120.05 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
  • Holidays: 12 days per year.
  • Vacation: 10 days/year first 3 years; 15 days/year 4-9 years; 17 days/year 10-15 years; 20 days/year 16 years and thereafter.
  • Sick Leave: 12 days per year with a generous pro rata payoff at termination after at least 5 years.
  • Retirement: CalPERS, coordinated with Social Security.
  • Insurance: Medical and dental plan, with the County paying for most of the employee and a portion of the dependent cost; a vision plan, a fully-paid life insurance policy and long-term disability plan
  • Other: Deferred Compensation plan, IRC Section 125 plan, and credit union membership available.

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