Job Opportunity

Chief Medical Examiner – Coroner
Los Angeles County

Dated Posted:

October 1, 2012


Annualized salary $205,130 to $310,481


Los Angeles County has a population in excess of 10 million people. This is an exceptional opportunity to run one of the world’s largest coroner’s offices. Each year about 18,000 cases are reported to the Coroner, of which about half fall within the Coroner’s jurisdiction. The Los Angeles County Coroner conducts approximately 5,700 autopsies per year, and the FY2012-13 budget is almost $30 million with 209 employees. The position reports to the County’s Chief Executive Officer.


Minimum requirements include: valid certificates issued by the American Board of Pathology in 1) Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology, and 2) Forensic Pathology; possession of a valid Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate issued by the Medical Board of the State of California (reciprocity is available through application if State requirements are met – additional information will be provided upon request); and U.S. citizenship.

Desire forensic pathology experience in a coroner’s office, medical examiner’s office, hospital or teaching facility, including having personally conducted several thousand autopsies; the ability to manage a large, diverse, modern forensic sciences services facility and laboratory, including budget administration; and the ability to work effectively with public officials, law enforcement agencies, community groups, private organizations and the media. Will be required to obtain a Coroner Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate.

How to Apply:

A detailed brochure can be found at Send resume and cover letter immediately (email preferred) to: Norm Roberts, Roberts Consulting Group, phone (818) 783-7752, fax (818) 783-6377 or email


Filing Deadline:

While the deadline for receipt of resumes is October 26, 2012, early application is strongly encouraged as resumes will be evaluated as they are received.

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