Special Investigations Unit Field Investigator (SIU)-PRN

Ethos Risk
Duluth, MN

Ethos Risk Services is a nationally renowned, full-service investigative company specializing in various investigative services: pre-employment screening, data support services, internet mining, SIU, adjusting, due diligence, surveillance, background checks, locates, and much more. Additionally, our firm offers security consulting and brand protection services. Our clients include insurance companies, third party administrators, financial institutions, governmental agencies, volunteer organizations, law firms, and other businesses of all sizes.

Ethos Risk Services delivers exceptional results, first-rate customer service, and outstanding value through The Ethos Difference: every day, every assignment. We believe this experience combined with a sincere passion for obtaining results is what separates us from the pack and, inevitably, truly makes a significant difference to our clients in the form of better results, improved communications, and unsurpassed quality. It’s a simple formula: Qualified Investigators + Commitment to Excellence = Quality Results.


Due to our significant growth, we are currently seeking intelligent, well-organized, and detail-oriented individuals with experience in conducting property/auto, worker’s compensation, and liability claims investigations. The candidate should have experience conducting recorded statements, accident scene investigations, online research and witness canvassing. The ideal candidate will have over two years’ experience in property loss investigations (or adjusting) to include theft, fire, water, wind and vandalism losses. While these candidates must be team-oriented, it is imperative that they be self-sufficient and dedicated as the role of an SIU investigator calls for much independence in the field. This role will have you on the front line of our investigative services we provide to clients across the globe. This position will also require the effective drafting of reports, uploading documents, video, and audio files into our case management system, reporting field efforts to the Director of SIU. These individuals must share our passion for investigations and display an unwavering commitment to excellence. They must also possess a professional demeanor characterized by integrity, good character, and mutual respect.

  • Conducting scene investigations, interviews, recorded statements, etc.
  • Obtaining professional, photographic documentation of subjects, property and scenes.
  • Drafting thorough, detailed investigative reports.
  • Uploading evidence as well as surveillance reports to our claims system.
  • Tracking time and expenses within our claims system.
  • Recognizing compensability issues, misrepresentation, and understanding insurance coverage as it pertains to claims decisions.
QUALIFICATIONS (must meet at least one criterion below):
  • Experience within the SIU department of an insurance carrier or investigative firm.
  • Possess an associates/bachelor’s degree. A degree in criminal justice or a related field is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Former military personnel.
  • Law enforcement experience.
  • Adjusting or other experience in the insurance industry.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (must meet all below criteria):
  • MUST possess an Adjuster’s License or Private Investigator's License.
  • Property claims experience a plus.
  • Ability and Willingness to travel, as necessary.
  • Possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.
  • Flexibility to work varied and irregular hours and days, including weekends and holidays.
  • Possess strong computer and internet skills.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (must currently possess all below items or obtain out-of-pocket):
  • A reliable vehicle.
  • Cellular telephone.
  • Laptop computer with Windows XP or later version operating system, or MAC notebook
  • Internet connection.
  • Video camcorder with mini DVs, mini DVDs, or SD cards for proper storage and uploading video into our state-of-the-art database (No HI-8 tapes or VHS tape camcorders.) (This camcorder must display the time and date stamp.)

The rate for this position will vary and will be commensurate with experience and education. This position also qualifies for mileage compensation.

Ethos Risk Services is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of religious creed, sex, national origin, race, veteran status, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please visit www.ethosrisk.com to find out more about us or apply directly.

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January 24
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