Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician/Photographer

Broward County Office of Medical Examiners & Trauma Services, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Salary: $19.27 - $30.75 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Photographs death scenes, autopsies, external examinations, toxicology photography as needed and disasters.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • The Forensic Technician/Photographer handles medical instruments, operates equipment including digital cameras and specialized photographic equipment and techniques; processes and preserves pictures of autopsies and death scenes; preserves evidentiary images for use in investigations and/or as evidence in court.
  • Photographs death scenes, autopsies, external examinations, toxicology photography as needed and disasters.
  • Inventories, stores and maintains photographic supplies and equipment for the Medical Examiner Division; makes minor repairs to photographic equipment. Works with histology specimens and glass slides and in processing and out processing of slides and specimens.
  • Prepares and submits images for case files and reports for photographic assignments.
  • Receives corpses and assists pathologists in completion of autopsies.
  • Releases bodies to approved authorities.
  • Preserves specimens for legal or training demonstration purposes.
  • Assists medical examiners in the collection of cultures and preparation of specimens for diagnostic tests.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records using a personal computer with basic office software and Division specific applications.
  • Performs other related work as required.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Requires six (6) months experience assisting with autopsies and/or biomedical photography or closely related experience.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
  • Position involves field work and driving is required. Must possess a valid Florida driver's license during employment. Must be able to drive. Must obtain and maintain authority to drive on County business.
  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or a related field.
  • Six months – one year of Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Photography and/or Latent .Fingerprint Examinations.
  • Preservation and collection of physical, biological and trace evidence.
  • Development, collection and preservation of latent prints for case file and/or law enforcement.
  • Operating digital imaging equipment, techniques and related software.
  • Postmortem (Autopsy) Photography experience.


Physical Demands - Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
  • Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment) Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to disease/pathogens.

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Posted: February 1, 2019

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