Deputy Medical Examiner- Law & Public Safety

Applications closing on October 28, 2022, 05:00 PM

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Packagecommensurate with qualifications and experience

Description of Job and Division/Department

The Morris Tri-County Medical Examiner’s Office (MCMEO) is located in the Morris County Public Safety Department Complex at Morristown area, New Jersey. The examination or autopsy facility is jointly shared with Morristown Medical Center, located a few miles away from the MCMEO office at 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, New Jersey. Forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, neuropathology and surgical pathology consultations with surrounding hospital facilities including the New Jersey Rutgers School of Medicine are readily available. The Office serves a population of approximately 750,000 in the three Counties with nearly 2000 reported cases each year, in which approximately 550 to 600 cases are accepted for examination. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • As a Deputy Medical Examiner the applicant will investigate deaths that fall under the jurisdictions of the Morris Tri-County Medical Examiner’s office, including Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.
  • Supervising the investigators on their scene investigations, photography, and reports
  • Going to scenes in a needed base
  • Shared on call duties
  • Perform external or/and internal examinations as needed on accepted cases
  • Supervising morgue technicians
  • Complete examination reports in a timely manner
  • Student/resident forensic education
  • Cooperate with other agencies/divisions as needed including attending meetings and teaching sessions


  • Successful completion of an American Board of Pathology (ABP) approved forensic pathology fellowship.
  • American Board of Pathology board certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical pathology and Forensic Pathology;
  • Minimum of 8-10 years forensic pathology practice experience; at least 30 cases court testimony experience;
  • Medical license in the State of New Jersey; and possession of a New Jersey Driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required prior to start of employment

Department and Division

Law & Public Safety: Medical Examiner 


500 West Hanover Ave
Morris Plains NJ 07950