Fire Investigator (Full-time)(Hybrid) - Omaha
Omaha, NE 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

Rimkus is looking for a FIRE INVESTIGATOR to work in the Omaha, NE area.


Studies, assesses, and determines the origin and cause of fires and explosions in residences, commercial/industrial dwellings, vehicles, heavy equipment, marine equipment, and other property. Analyzes fire debris and burn patterns to determine a fire's origin and cause. Conducts fraud analyses for possible arson-related losses. Prepares detailed written reports of findings that illustrate the conclusions and opinions of the investigation. Works under general supervision, exercising initiative and independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks.

Essential Job Functions

We are currently seeking a full-time Fire Investigator to join our team of forensic experts whose principal duties will consist of determining the origin and cause of fires involving a myriad of incidents including residential, commercial structure, vehicle, and marine fires. 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 incidents. Preparing and giving depositions and expert testimony.

Required Education and Certifications

  • Certified Fire Investigator (CFI) by I.A.A.I.; with five to ten years of related experience and/or training.
  • Licensure as a private investigator (PI) in the states within the District plus any additional states requested by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. will be required (exceptions may be made if P.I. license is current in a neighboring state with the ability to obtain NE within 6 months).
  • Other certifications and credentials may be required.
  • AAS in Fire Science preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience.
  • NAFI-CFEI certification required.
  • IAAI-CFI certification required

Required Skills and Abilities

  • To perform this job successfully and retain the position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical reports or journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from clients, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write CV's, scopes-of-work, budget estimates, schedules, reports of finding, proposals and statements of qualification.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, clients, public groups and/or boards of directors. Ability to initiate, develop and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.
  • Dexterity and stamina is necessary for the physical requirements of the job.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Physical Demands, Overtime, and Travel Requirements

Employee is regularly required to sit, stand for long periods, walk, talk, climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, hear and drive a motor vehicle to client sites or job sites. Employee is frequently required to carry tools, evidence, and other items (up to 50 pounds or more). Employee must be able to dig out fire scenes and move evidence to secure storage facilities. As well, he/she must comply with all aspects of Rimkus Respiratory policy (PPE and other equipment use as needed). Employee is required to perform routine site inspections, which require physical strength and stamina to perform required tasks including but not limited to shoveling of fire debris, moving heavy furniture or other items, climbing ladders, lifting, and taking possession of fire-damage property.

In general, the employee will be required to routinely travel throughout the District and Region and periodically across the country to meet the needs of the business, investigate sites and perform assignments. Such travel may also be required to attend client meetings, assignment related meetings, training sessions, marketing events, trade shows, sponsored events, conferences,

Rimkus is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.




Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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 Experience
5 to 10 years
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