Travelers Fire Investigative Intern in Hartford, Connecticut
Fire Investigative Intern
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Internship includes but not limited to: Works directly with senior fire investigative staff on fire scenes. On-boarding of Travelers systems and protocols. Participates in the mentoring program. Primary Duties Observes the development of action plans and investigates the origin and cause of low levels, less complex fires and explosions investigations. Develops knowledge of general fire scene safety and potential hazards during investigations. Applies the techniques of critical thinking to dismantle complex problems and reasoning through to its logical conclusion utilizing the scientific method as outlined in NFPA921. Collects, identifies and safeguards all evidence necessary to the determination of an origin and cause fire claim, will also maintain a chain of custody of all collected evidence. Develops knowledge of Local, State and Federal statutes to ensure investigations are carried out within the requirements of applicable laws and applicable theories of fraud. Other duties as assigned.
Job Opening ID:
Exposure to Excess Noise - Frequently Exposure to Dirt, Dust, Fumes, Smoke, Gases, or Other Irritating Substances - Digging out the fire scene - Continuously Exposure to Variable Weather Conditions - Continuously Operate or work around moving machinery - Frequently Work Schedules Weekend work hours - Occasionally Overnight work hours - Occasionally Holiday work hours (Federal and religious) - Occasionally Other: Travel - Continuously
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:
Analytical and problem solving skills to use and interpret information and facts which may require refining and improving existing methods of analysis; ability to use abstract reasoning - Basic Communication skills necessary to communicate opinions and findings - Basic Proficient computer skills required - Intermediate Knowledge of leadership and coaching skills - Basic Apply critical thinking techniques to investigation review - Basic Analytical capabilities - Basic Must take ownership/initiative; significant planning and goal setting skills required - Basic Must be a self-motivated individual -Intermediate Works well independently or in a remote team environment - Basic Adapting to changes in process and shifting priorities - Intermediate
Under close supervision, the Travelers Fire Internship Program provides qualified students with an excellent opportunity to gain industry knowledge, receiving valuable on-the-job training, and learns about the Fire Investigator professions available at Travelers. Interns receive challenging work assignments that add value and impact the organization, including: Investigating low value, low complexity fires generally involving occupational risks, including: burns, cuts, nausea from exposure to fumes, or back injury sustained while moving or assisting in the moving or lifting of equipment or material. Working in an assigned area as an intern partners with a Fire Investigator on issues of origin and cause fire investigations, subrogation, arson motive, and opportunity investigations. Completes internship program including 150 hours of fire scene investigations. Approximate work availability from June through August (10-12 weeks). Intern is expected to work a flexible work schedule, to include additional daily or weekly work hours; occasional weekends; overnight travel and multiple day deployments, which may be on short-notice. The position requires travel for periods of 3-5 consecutive days. Requires working in adverse conditions such as a post fire, explosion and catastrophic event sites, as well as adverse weather. This job does not manage staff.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:
Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in Fire Science- Current or enrolled Student.
Operates standard office equipment - Occasionally Sitting (can stand at will) - Occasionally Standing - Frequently Lifting items up to 50 pounds - Continuously Climbing unprotected heights (ladder, rooftop, stairs, loading dock) - Occasionally Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Occasionally Working in a confined or restricted area - Occasionally Driving - Frequently Other: Must be able to carry, set up and climb a ladder weighing approximately 40-45 pounds with a safety weight rating of up to 300 pounds (safety weight rating is the amount of weight the ladder can safely carry and includes weight of the individual and up to 16 pounds of standard Equipment). Must be able to climb ladders and stairs and transition to and from ladders or stairs in order to access building roof areas and upper or lower floors within a customer site. Have the ability to navigate through customer sites in a safe manner, which may include manufacturing areas, warehouses, storage yards, construction sites, etc. which may present surfaces that are uneven, wet, icy, and somewhat unstable or covered with debris. Be capable of moving / lifting heavy objects usually weighing around 45 pounds, but could weigh up to 60 pounds. Have the ability to navigate within a customer facility in low light or relatively dark conditions. Be capable of making regular and prompt travel over extended distances by air or vehicle while demonstrating effective planning, expense and cost control skills Must be able to work under exposure to extreme outdoor/indoor conditions (heat, now, cold, rain, etc.)
High School Diploma or GED required. Demonstrates a basic knowledge of NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 guidelines/ standards and knowledge of rules of evidence, procedural law and other protocols and regulations governing this discipline required. Valid drivers license - required.
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.
Hartford - Connecticut - United States
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