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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y9885

CHIEF OF MEDICAL EXAMINER OPERATIONS

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible administrative work in planning, organizing and directing all line operations of the County's Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services.

Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of the Office to include the Investigations, Laboratory, Morgue and Indigent Cremation sections. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Administers the County's death investigation program; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.

Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Office of Medical Examiner & Trauma Services.

Prepares and monitors division budget and prepares special reports as required.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of death investigation, coroner's inquest procedures and civil and criminal justice systems.

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to vital statistic recordation, laboratory operations, public records laws and rules of evidence.

Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Ability to plan, implement, and coordinate technical and administrative programs.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public or business administration or related field; six (6) years experience in death investigation programs including four (4) years of high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent of relevant combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91 R1/12


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