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Fire Investigator


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Cunningham Lindsey
Jackson, MS
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Fire Investigator

About the Job

General Summary: Using advanced training and expertise, investigates, inspects, and interprets complex evidence of fire/explosion damage to residential and commercial buildings, vehicles, etc. determining origin and cause.

Essential Functions: (must be performed with or without accommodations)

* Serves as a mentor and senior-level advisor to the Fire Investigators
* Inspects assigned fire sites as prescribed by company policy and industry standards, including, but not limited to appropriate digital and film photography, video, diagrams, and written/recorded statements
* Documents, collects (tags and bags), secure, and transports evidence in a manner prescribed by EFI Global policy and industry standards. Insures chain of custody procedures are followed
* Promotes and provides superior customer service and responsiveness to customer needs
* Completes all fire investigations in a timely manner. Provides written reports that are clear and concise, written in a manner that conforms to EFI Global policies and industry standards
* Promotes EFI Global to expand business opportunities with new and existing client companies
* General knowledge of failure analysis
* Sustains advanced knowledge of approved Fire Investigation methodology and fire science
* Meets or exceeds productivity levels as determined by Branch Manager / Fire Investigator Supervisor

Other Responsibilities:

* Complies with company safety programs regarding personal protective equipment
* Complies with all company policies and procedures
* Demonstrates appropriate investigative skills
* Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills
* Other duties as assigned

Educational/Experience Requirements:

* Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Investigation, Fire Science, or Criminal Justice (Work experience may be substituted for educational requirement)
* Minimum 5 to 9 years of Fire Investigation experience
* Current Certified Fire Investigation (CFI) or Certified Fire and Explosive Investigation (CFEI) accreditation
* Attends seminars and conferences to maintain advanced knowledge of current best practices

Working Conditions:

* Driving to and from investigation sites
* Exposure to all types of weather conditions
* Working in hazardous conditions, i.e., uneven and wet surfaces, enclosed spaces
* Risks exposure to falling debris and hazardous materials
* Bending, climbing, heavy lifting (in excess of 60 pounds)
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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