Fire Investigator SEATTLE, WA (Part Time)(Hybrid)
Seattle, WA 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description

We are currently seeking a part-time Fire Investigator to join our team of forensic experts.

The Fire Investigator's principal duties will consist of determining the origin and cause of fires involving a myriad of incidents including residential and/or commercial structures, vehicles, and marine fires; gather photographic and physical evidence; conduct investigations to document onsite conditions and oversee field- testing,. This includes scene photography, interview witnesses, and evidence/data gathering. Prepare oral and written reports that document causes of fire or explosion incidents. Prepare and give depositions and expert testimony, when required.


  • Associates Degree in Fire Science and/or 5+ years of related experience (fire investigator, firefighter, Law enforcement experience) is required.
  • 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.
  • NAFI-CFEI is for consideration of employment, but IAAI-CFI at a minimum is required (and/or the ability to obtain within 6-12 months of employment).

  • Must have a current P.I. license in the State of Washington (exceptions may be made if a P.I. license is current in a neighboring state with the ability to obtain a WA within 6 months).
  • Must have current IAAI or comparable transcript identifying education meeting with industry standards NFPA 921 & 1033.
  • Must have current certifications and course-related work as it relates to fire origin and cause.
  • Possess strong technical knowledge and understanding of processing investigative fire scenes (including but not limited to, photographic documentation, collecting and transporting evidence, and related duties as assigned).

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 Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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