Fire Investigator (Part Time) (Hybrid)
Anchorage, AK 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

Experienced Fire Investigator Needed!!! Do not apply if you are afraid to get your hands dirty, lack curiosity and inquisitiveness, don't enjoy a challenge, or are not a self-starter.

Rimkus ( is a worldwide leader in Engineering and Technical Consulting. Rimkus experts specialize in building envelope, engineering, forensic consulting, dispute resolution, construction management services, and solutions built for the environment.

NOW IS THE TIME to join this growing and stable company! We offer our full-time employees a competitive salary, bonus opportunities and a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employer-matching 401(k), and opportunities for advancement!

We are currently seeking a Certified Fire Investigator for part-time support of our forensic operations. In this position, you will apply your technical knowledge to determine the origin and cause of routine as well as complex and unique fires and explosions. This will include structure fires, vehicle fires, products and machinery fires, etc.

This position may ultimately transition to full-time employment. Full-time employees are eligible for a competitive benefits package-including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and employer-matching 401(k).


You will be responsible for all aspects of private fire investigation from scene exploration and documentation, witness interviews, and photographic and physical evidence collection. Some assignments require a combination of different scientific disciplines; experience working with electrical and mechanical engineers is a strong advantage.

This position is extremely flexible. You will determine your own schedule based on workflow, client needs, and your own commitments. The company is also willing to work with the jurisdictional limitations of current public servants.

This is not a desk job. Our investigators conduct field and lab-based analyses and deliver verbal and written reports of findings. In some cases, they also provide expert testimony via depositions or court appearances. All our employees develop client relationships by providing and maintaining the Company's high standard of customer service and client communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • IAAI-CFI certification required or documented ability to achieve certification within 90 days; with five to ten years of related experience and/or training.
  • NAFI CFEI preferred
  • Associate Degree in Fire Science; Bachelors or Masters a plus
  • Educational requirement may be offset with previous public service experience as a firefighter, fire/arson investigator, or other law enforcement focused on fire investigation
  • Licensed Private Investigator in Utah or documented ability to achieve licensure within 90 days
  • Hands-on fire and explosion investigation and analysis experience; strong technical knowledge of fire scene processing preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with a technical and non-technical audience
  • Physical requirements: able to Lift up to 50 pounds and able to perform inspections on ladders/roofs.
  • Experience working with minimal supervision
  • Project management experience involving multiple concurrent projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word

At Rimkus, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports and celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences of all employees. If you share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity and are excited about joining a welcoming and supportive team, we encourage you to apply for our open positions.

Rimkus is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employee and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, 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, Part Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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