Consultant - Forensic Historian, Environmental Solutions

Rockville, MD, United States
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United States
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About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting) , Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

About Forensic & Litigation Consulting

The Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice at FTI Consulting provides multidisciplinary, independent dispute advisory, investigative, data acquisition/analysis and forensic accounting services to the global business and legal community. Our team supports clients facing high stakes litigation, arbitration and compliance investigations, and regulatory scrutiny.

About the Opportunity

FTI Consulting Inc.'s Environmental Solutions practice is seeking a consultant with experience in public history research to assist with the execution of environmental-related forensic history projects. This entry-level position will work under the direction of a Senior Managing Director and other senior staff members to complete historical research assignments that involve the use of libraries, archives, corporate and regulatory agency collections, electronic databases, and other sources of documentary evidence. The types of research required will cover a broad range of topics, including:
  • Site-specific operational history and waste management practices
  • Natural resource damages
    Regulatory history and guidance for hazardous materials management and control
  • Product liability
  • Industry standards of practice

The ideal candidate will be able to (1) conduct historical research in a variety of record repositories to identify and obtain potentially relevant records, (2) recognize key information obtained from historical materials and synthesize it in a concise manner, (3) compile and organize collected materials for delivery to senior professionals within the group and/or clients; and (4) work independently.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct detailed historical research at libraries and archives and in various electronic databases and specialized industry resources
  • Synthesize records obtained from primary and secondary source materials in a concise manner
  • Contribute to written work product and presentation materials for clients, including reports, graphs, and charts
  • Employ commonly used software tools to organize, analyze, and present research findings (at a minimum, a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required)
  • Prepare time and expense reports, participate in practice group and office meetings, and handle general case administration duties
  • Undertake other duties as assigned, including out-of-state research trips lasting up to two weeks per trip

Qualification Requirements
  • B.S./B.A. in History or related field
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Library research skills, including experience using library catalogs, journal and topical indices, maps, microfilm, and microfiche
  • Archival research skills, including familiarity with finding aids and collection inventories
  • Ability to analyze primary and secondary source historical records and understand their context in historical perspective
  • Ability to think analytically and critically and to plan, prioritize, and set goals
  • Team player with positive and energetic attitude, professional demeanor, and high work quality standards
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to work independently
  • Flexibility in working on multiple assignments concurrently and taking direction from several senior professionals
  • Experience in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Skills
  • Two or more years related experience
  • Experience conducting research at the National Archives and Library of Congress
  • Experience using Microsoft Access and Visio
  • Knowledge of GIS-related mapping and geospatial platforms

Position Classification: Exempt


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