Fire Consultant - Houston
Job Details
Experienced
Houston Area - Houston, TX
N/A
Full Time
High School
Undisclosed
Undisclosed
Any
Consultant

Firensics, Inc., A Haag Global Company, specializes in the determination of the origin and cause of fires and explosions in everything from single-vehicle fires to large-scale commercial incidents.  We are fire investigators and we understand what you need to do your job right and are committed to helping you further develop your reputation and career. 

 

We are seeking a Forensics Fire Consultant for our Houston, TX office - licensed in Texas, to perform forensic fire and explosion investigations for clients throughout the region.  The consultant will be expected to evaluate the origin, cause, classification, and responsibility of fires and explosions involving vehicles, heavy equipment, single and multi-family residences, commercial structures, and industrial complexes.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Determining the origin and cause of fires and explosions
  • Performing scene examinations, including debris removal/sifting and scene reconstruction
  • Interviewing witnesses, fire department personnel, and investigating officials
  • Collecting public records and conducting product research
  • Effectively communicating opinions verbally and in writing
  • Testifying in depositions and/or court
  • Meeting with current and potential clients, including insurance and legal industry personnel

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience on the private side preferred
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the insurance policy
  • Knowledgeable about subrogation and liability issues
  • Excellent communication skills and practices, both verbal and written
  • Strong understanding of NFPA 1033 and 921, and how they relate to our industry
  • Testimony experience preferred
  • Must not have been disqualified as an expert witness
  • No disciplinary actions or revocation of professional licenses

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required.  College degree, preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient PC applications

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Nationally recognized origin and cause certification (such as through IAAI or NAFI)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be willing and able to clear fire/explosion debris, reconstruct the scene, and examine building systems at heights or in confined spaces, dark enclosed areas, excessive heat, and soot-filled environment
  • Must be capable of digging, bending, and lifting, as well as moving and loading heavy or bulky objects
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather
  • Must be willing to work additional hours as needed during peak times   

   
Established in 1924, Haag is employee-owned and offers competitive benefits, which include a 401(k) plan with employer matching component; major medical, dental, and vision health coverage; company-provided life insurance with AD&D coverage; health savings account with employer contribution component; voluntary disability coverages; and generous paid time off. Our collaborative environment supports career advancement through professional training and development.


Haag is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law
 

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