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Chief of Medical Examiner Operations
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Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services
Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), FL

Salary range:  $81,108 – 133,016  (dependent on qualifications)

The Office of Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services is seeking a Chief of Medical Examiner Operations (CMEO) responsible for planning, organizing and directing all line operations of the County's Office of the Medical Examiner. The CMEO will report directly to the Chief Medical Examiner and be responsible for all administrative functions including, but not limited to, policy, personnel, resource management, logistics, safety, public affairs, security, communications, contracts, and all other non-scientific functions. The CMEO will supervise an administrative staff of up to ten. 

The Broward County Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services is one of 24 medical examiner districts in the State of Florida. The annual budget for FY 2014 is approximately $5.7 million and is composed of a staff of approximately 40 personnel including forensic pathologists, investigators, photographers, toxicologists, administrators and trauma services.

Broward County Facts 

Broward County is located at the center of the Southeast Florida “Gold Coast” between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties.  Broward County has a population of 1.8 million citizens within 1,200 square miles. The County includes 31 municipalities that lend to a broad spectrum of high quality living environments as well as providing outstanding quality schools, libraries, and cultural activities with expansive parks and recreational amenities. For additional Broward County information, please view our website at


This position requires graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in Criminal Justice, Hospital, Public or Business Administration or related field and six (6) years experience in death investigation programs including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Position also requires a valid Florida driver’s license. 

Additional Information 

Candidates with experience in business and hospital administration are preferred. Experience and knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to vital statistic recordation, laboratory operations, public records laws and rules of evidence, death investigation systems, and direct experience working in a medical examiner’s office is desirable. All education and experience must be documented.    

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by an attractive benefits package including participation in the Florida Retirement System.

Please be aware that all information provided may be subject to public inspection in accordance with Florida Sunshine Laws.

To Apply

Please submit detailed resume and cover letter to and reference “Chief of Medical Examiner Operations” in the subject line. For additional information please call 954-357-6020. Position is open until filled. First review will commence Friday, January 3, 2014.