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Recruitment #17-000336-0001




DHMH/Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Medical Examiner in the performing of medicolegal autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. This position will eviscerate bodies(which requires knowledge of human anatomy), remove organs for dissection, and collect specimens for toxicology, microbiology, virology, and any other necessary studies dependent on the case and as directed by the medical examiner. This position may also be responsible for restocking of supplies, collection of trash, cleaning/disinfecting surgical instruments and/or equipment, and/or performing general office duties.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience embalming or assisting in the performance of autopsies on humans.


1. Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science may be substituted for the required experience.

2. Experience embalming or assisting in the performance of autopsies on humans may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Mortician classifications or Mortuary Affairs Specialist or Mortician specialty codes in the Autopsy field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The preferred candidate for this position will possess experience assisting in the performance of autopsy examinations and lifting/moving human remains.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and/or experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended, however, the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.