Fire Investigator
Tampa, FL  / Sarasota, FL  / Fort Myers, FL 
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Overview We are currently seeking a part-time or full-time Fire Investigator to join our team of forensic experts whose principle duties will consist of determining the origin and cause of fires involving a myriad of incidents including residential, commercial structure, vehicle, and marine fires. In return for your talent and effort, we offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package-including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employer-matching 401(k), a flexible work schedule, and opportunities for advancement. Come grow with an Industry Leader in Forensic Engineering with passion, a solid reputation, and endless opportunities; that's Rimkus Consulting Group. Responsibilities Gathering photographic and physical evidence. Collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups consisting of our Electrical/Structural/Mechanical Engineers. Conducting investigations to document onsite conditions and overseeing field- testing. This includes scene photography, interviewing witnesses, and evidence/data gathering. Preparing oral and written reports that document causes of fire or explosion incident. Preparing and giving depositions and expert testimony. Qualifications Associates Degree in Fire Science and/or 5+ years of experience (fire investigator, firefighter, Law enforcement experience) in related field is preferred. Knowledge of fire ground procedures, extinguishment and fire protection systems including fire investigative duties, serving in the capacity of fire fighter, law enforcement specializing in fire origin and cause. Experience in fire and explosion investigation and analysis field is a MUST. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word is required. NAFI-CFEI is a minimal certification for consideration of employment CFI-IAAI required (and/or to be completed in 12 months of employment based on approval). Must have current IAAI or comparable transcript identifying education meeting with industry standards NFPA 921 & 1033. (proof that the candidate has maintained current education in the investigative field). Must meet pre-requisite knowledge and Job Performance Requirements - JPR's contained within the Standard NFPA 1033. (formal education courses, workshops, seminars or professional journals or publications Maintained current certifications and course related work as it relates to fire origin and cause. Possess strong technical knowledge and understanding processing investigative fire scenes (including but not limited to processing fire scenes, photograph documentation, collection and transporting evidence, strong subrogation understanding, basic fire suppression systems and accept related duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs unassisted and can climb and work off ladders or elevated platforms. Can obtain appropriate state licensing (private investigation licensing including passing a comprehensive background requirements prior to employment)
Associates Degree in Fire Science and/or 5+ years of experience (fire investigator, firefighter, Law enforcement experience) in related field is preferred. Knowledge of fire ground procedures, extinguishment and fire protection systems including fire investigative duties, serving in the capacity of fire fighter, law enforcement specializing in fire origin and cause. Experience in fire and explosion investigation and analysis field is a MUST. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word is required. NAFI-CFEI is a minimal certification for consideration of employment CFI-IAAI required (and/or to be completed in 12 months of employment based on approval). Must have current IAAI or comparable transcript identifying education meeting with industry standards NFPA 921 & 1033. (proof that the candidate has maintained current education in the investigative field). Must meet pre-requisite knowledge and Job Performance Requirements - JPR's contained within the Standard NFPA 1033. (formal education courses, workshops, seminars or professional journals or publications Maintained current certifications and course related work as it relates to fire origin and cause. Possess strong technical knowledge and understanding processing investigative fire scenes (including but not limited to processing fire scenes, photograph documentation, collection and transporting evidence, strong subrogation understanding, basic fire suppression systems and accept related duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs unassisted and can climb and work off ladders or elevated platforms. Can obtain appropriate state licensing (private investigation licensing including passing a comprehensive background requirements prior to employment)
Gathering photographic and physical evidence. Collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups consisting of our Electrical/Structural/Mechanical Engineers. Conducting investigations to document onsite conditions and overseeing field- testing. This includes scene photography, interviewing witnesses, and evidence/data gathering. Preparing oral and written reports that document causes of fire or explosion incident. Preparing and giving depositions and expert testimony.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Female/Vets/Disabled

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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