Medico-legal Death Investigator

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Medico-Legal Death Investigator

  •  The District Twenty Medical Examiner is accepting applications for medico-legal death investigator level 1 or 2.
  •  Please note that employees of the District Twenty Medical Examiner are not county or state employees and do not qualify to receive Florida retirement benefits, but full-time staff receive benefits, which includes health insurance paid by employer at 80% , retirement, paid time off and paid holidays.

  •  Applicant must reside in Collier County or up to South Fort Myers in Lee County.



  • Salary range for Investigator 1 is $16.00 to 18.00 an hour, depending on experience.
  • Overtime pay provided for time worked over 40 hours within the same work week in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Must be able to work on-call rotating weekends.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, Associates Required
  • Preferred experience working in a medical examiner’s office or pathology office. Medical offices, veterinarian, hospital, anthropology programs will be considered.
  • Bilingual, Spanish speakers preferred.


Job Description:

Once trained, employee will be expected to:

  • Gather, provide and prioritize information from and to the doctors and other sources.
  • Write detailed summary reports, communicate with staff, obtain medical records and assist with gathering information and records to positively identify decedents when applicable.
  • Complete death certificates and process information for funeral homes and other agencies.
  • Assist with telephone inquiries and respond to public inquiries.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills.
  • Able to work with bereaved families with respect and compassion.
  • Able to work under pressure and to multi-task without losing composure.
  • Must read and write English proficiently.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be available to receive and respond to telephone inquiries from home in the evenings, weekends and holidays on rotating on-call shifts.

Please send your resume and references with addresses and phone numbers to:

Resume must include your present and last 3 employers.  There is no application form