Full-Time Forensic Death Investigator

District 20 Medical Examiners Office, Naples, FL, US


The forensic investigator does NOT attend death scenes.


  • Respond to voicemails, emails and other communications in a timely manner
  • Able to communicate with grieving families respectfully and with empathy
  • Gather and prioritize information from medical providers, police, families, funeral homes, etc.
  • Write comprehensive and timely notes and summaries of conversations
  • Complete death certification information
  • Process cremation approvals, requests for record duplications and other clerical duties
  • Must be able to work under pressure, multi-task and maintain composure and a good attitude
  • Must be able to read and write English proficiently
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be available to work during county, state or national crises or disasters
  • Must be able to work overtime, as needed
  • Must be able to work designated rotating evenings, weekends and holidays (work at these times is usually from home).
  • Must be flexible, assist co-workers and work agreeably in a team environment


The District 20 Medical Examiner is a contracted service. Employees are not county or state employees and do not qualify for county or state benefits.

  • Applicant must be available for evening and weekend calls on a rotating basis
  • Applicant must be a US citizen or have a current US work visa and reside in Lee or Collier Counties
  • Will train without prior experience Preferred prior medical examiner’s office or forensic coursework experience
  • Bilingual with preferred Spanish or Creole


This is a full-time position with starting salary range - $20.00 - 23.00/hourly, depending on experience. Salary increase after probationary period.

Benefits: health insurance, retirement, paid holidays and accrued paid time off.

How to apply

Send: cover letter, resume, and references to naplesme@d20me.net

Package that lacks any of the above will not be considered. Cover letter must detail how work experience or education qualifies you for the position.

Resume must include 3 professional references with phone numbers and:

  1. complete work history, include explanation for employment gaps
  2. month and year of start/end dates for each position
  3. a brief description of duties for each position