Washoe County Announcement

Job Alert for Assistant Medical Examiner
Job Alert - Assistant Medical Examiner - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Assistant Medical Examiner

Annual Salary: $150,404 - $195,499

For additional information and to apply for the position, visit https://www.washoecounty.us/humanresources/jobopportunities.php 

About the Assistant Medical Examiner Position

The Assistant Medical Examiner (AME) acts under direction of the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) and must be a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) in forensic pathology or must be Board eligible in forensic pathology. The AME is responsible for conducting postmortem examinations and autopsies and determining and certifying cause and manner of death. In some cases this requires visiting the scene of death or the site of discovery of remains. The AME thoroughly documents his/her findings; provides court testimony and consultation regarding case findings; participates in quality assurance programs that satisfy NAME standards and ABP Maintenance of Certification requirements; and may act as an instructor in education programs offered by the WCRMEO. Other duties or interests may be part of professional development of the AME, at the discretion of the AME and CME.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have excellent, accredited fellowship training and background in Forensic Pathology. This background will include extensive knowledge of the criteria for accepting Medical Examiner/Coroner jurisdiction cases, and knowledge of the national (NAME) standards for forensic autopsy performance. While individuals with experience are preferred, forensic pathologists in fellowship training will also be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate should be an effective communicator with strong writing and interpersonal skills, who is able to effectively transmit his/her findings and opinions in a clear and thorough manner. Individuals with experience in court testimony and individuals with additional subspecialty training in relevant areas (such as neuropathology, cardiac pathology, or pediatric pathology), are preferred. The chosen candidate will be encouraged to establish an academic presence, through affiliations with local educational institutions, though this is not required.

Experience and Training Requirements 

A degree from an accredited school of medicine; possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Nevada and training in forensic pathology to include successful completion of an accredited fellowship in forensic pathology.

License or Certificate Requirements

  • A valid Nevada driver's license is required at the time of appointment.
  • Licensed as a physician to practice medicine in the State of Nevada.
  • Certified by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology, or Board eligible in forensic pathology.
  • When Board eligible, certification by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology must be obtained within three years of hire.

Selection Process

In order to be considered for this excellent career opportunity, please submit an online application by visiting: www.washoecounty.us/humanresources

Applicants are encouraged to attach a resume of professional experience, qualifications, and competencies associated with the Experience and Training Requirements and Ideal Candidate Criteria. Candidates with professional background and experience most closely related to the Experience and Training Requirements and Ideal Candidate Criteria will be invited to participate in the assessment panels. This recruitment will remain open until May 1, 2017.


Contact Indu Moore, the Recruiting Analyst, at (775) 328-2095 or imoore@washoecounty.us

HR Front Desk phone: 775-328-2081  fax: 775-328-6119