Rimkus Consulting Group

Fire Investigator

Job Locations US-LA-Metairie
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2017 3:53 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Fire Consultants
Type
Full-Time

Overview

We are currently seeking a 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, equipment 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.

Responsibilities

  • Gathering photographic and physical evidence.
  • Conducting investigations to document onsite conditions, and overseeing field- testing.
  • This includes scene photography, interviewing witnesses, and evidence/data gathering.
  • Prepare 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 10+ years’ of related experience (fire investigator, firefighter, Law enforcement experience) is required.
  • Must have Louisiana PI license.
  • Knowledge of fire ground procedures, 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.
  • CFI-IAAI required (and/or to be completed in 6 months of employment based on approval).
  • Must have current IAAI or comparable transcript identifying education meeting with industry standards NFPA 921 & 1033.
  • Have 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 and related duties as assigned.

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