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Deputy Medical Examiner I-20415810


Pay: $181126/year
$181126 - $181126
Posted: 11/13/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2889152
Keywords: medical

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The County of San Diego Medical Examiner's Department is currently recruiting for Deputy Medical Examiners

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Board certification in Forensic Pathology is not required for this classification but incumbents should have plans to eventually obtain Board certification.  If you have Board certification in a related non-forensic subspecialty (i.e. Neuropathology, Cardiac Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, etc.) you are encouraged to apply.  
Deputy Medical Examiners determine cause of death for the deceased in custody of the Medical Examiner.  Deputy Medical Examiner I is the entry level class to this series.  Incumbents visit scenes of death; conduct post mortem examinations to determine the probable cause of death; testify and provide medical evidence at grand jury and court trials; perform microscopic tissue examinations; prepare reports of findings; and perform related work.

  1. A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California is required at the time of appointment (State of California Business and Professions Code 2135); AND,
  2. Board certification in Forensic Pathology must be maintained during course of employment; AND,
  3. Board certified in Anatomic Pathology; AND,
  4. Are in a Forensic Pathology Fellowship; OR,
  5. Have completed a Forensic Pathology Fellowship.
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Additional Compensation Information:
  • Base annual salary = $181,126.40
  • Average standby hours per year (66) at $85.79 per hour
  • Employer paid contribution to health care costs per year:
              $7,368 for Employee Only
              $11,196 for Employee + 1 Dependent
              $16,284 for Employee + 2 or More Dependents
*Once board certified, promotional opportunity may be available into the Deputy Medical Examiner II at the base annual salary of $208,665.60.

In addition, the department desires candidates that can communicate effectively, is a knowledge worker, is customer focused, values and respects others, is driven to excel, enjoys teamwork and collaboration, desires and values continuous learning, demonstrates ethical behavior, and is supportive of change.
The names of qualified candidates will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment application and supplemental questionnaire.  Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

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Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

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