Deputy Medical Examiner - Medical Examiner

Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County, Texas
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Position Type
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type
Under general direction, is responsible for performing examinations and autopsies. Analyzes and interprets investigation data and signs official documents. Testifies in court proceedings. Photographs physical evidence, provides medical information on deceased and performs related duties as required. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

Performs external examinations and autopsies and prepares reports on findings. Analyzes and interprets data obtained from firearm and toxicology investigations to determine cause and manner of death. Testifies in local, State and Federal court proceedings as an expert medical witness. Signs official documents such as death certificates. Photographs wounds and other physical evidence. Determines need for odontology and anthropology consultations. Provides medical information to law enforcement agencies, attorneys, judges, other medical professionals, relatives of deceased, news media, District Attorney's Office and the general public. Performs related duties as required. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

Doctor of Medicine Degree. Must have a valid Texas Medical License or obtain one prior to start date. Must have an initial American Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology. Must have an initial American Board Certification in Forensic Pathology or obtain certification within two years of employment. One year experience in Forensic Pathology which may be an ACGME certified fellowship in Forensic Pathology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of forensic external examinations, autopsies and medical/dental examination and identification procedures. Knowledge of trauma origin and natural diseases. Ability to extract tissue and organ samples. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals. Ability to operate autopsy equipment, microscope, camera, Dictaphone, personal computer and basic office equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, Department Heads, outside organizations, the news media and the general public. Required to share call with other staff pathologists. Required to be on-call 24-hours a day.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 17, Commensurate with experience

CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at

For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit

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