Chief Medical Examiner/Coroner

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Job Opening: Chief Medical Examiner/Coroner
Department: Medical Examiner
Posting Date: January 9, 2023
Location: 340 N. Middletown Road, Fair Acres Bldg. 19, Lima, PA 19037-0496


The County of Delaware moved from a Corner system to a Medical Examiner in the 1970s. The County is looking for a Chief Medical Examiner who will work with the Administrator of the Medical Examiner’s Office to build the department into a state of the art, accredited, modern system. The Medical Examiner’s Office operates under a facility Administrator allowing the Chief Medical Examiner to concentrate on forensic pathology services.

Essential Duties

Under the general oversight of the Administrator, the Chief Medical Examiner will:

Serve as the executive medical officer for death investigations

Perform postmortem forensic examinations to determine manner and cause of death in medical examiner cases

Collaborate on cases with the per diem Pathologists, the Chief Forensic Investigator along with the Forensic Investigations unit, and the autopsy technicians

Assist in providing guidance to rotating medical students and interns from the local universities and colleges

Perform approximately 250 autopsies per year

Complete death certificates

Provide expert testimony in court

Manage and direct needed consultants when needed for forensic pathology services


Must be licensed as a Physician by the State Medical Board

Must be board certified, as recognized by the American Board of Pathology, in Forensic Pathology

Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, techniques and advances in the area of forensic pathology and medicolegal death certification

Excellent leadership and teambuilding skills

Exhibits strong ethical values and a high level of integrity


Generous medical and dental insurance programs

Disability and life insurance programs

County pension plan

Generous vacation plan

15 paid County holidays

County car

Up to $5,000 a year for professional development

Student loan repayment bonus of $5,000 each year for a maximum of 5 years


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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