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6 Feb 2024

Field Investigator

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lakeland, FL, USA
Full Time
7+ years exp.

About the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA):

The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, IMSA VP Racing SportsCar Challenge and Historic Sportscar Racing, as well as five one-make series: Ferrari Challenge North America, Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, Mazda MX-5 Cup, Mustang Challenge and Porsche Carrera Cup North America. IMSA โ€“ a company within the NASCAR family โ€“ is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de lโ€™Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information please visit,, or

SUMMARY. The Field Investigator works as a member of a team responsible for (i) pre-event race car safety checks, (ii) post-incident recovery of race cars in the paddock, (iii) initial data collector for crash investigations; (iv) Fuel Rig Inspections and (v) other safety duties assigned. The Field Investigator should be knowledgeable in race car safety systems including proper installation/usage and advocate for the safety of drivers. The Field Investigator will report to the Senior Manager of Security and HV Safety.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Crash Investigation
    • Manages the vehicle crash investigation process at Events for IMSA Series. Establishes and executes the crash investigation process, including overseeing investigations conducted by others as directed by the Senior Manager, Security.
    • Develops and implement a checklist to gather information at the scene following a significant incident.
    • Construct and publish a post-event report to Senior Manager, Security summarizing investigations, safety checks, and inspections.
    • Gathers information for future use or consideration to correlate to potential injuries and provides information to competition staff for learning from the incident after the fact.
    • Works with IMSA Track Services and local recovery responders to ensure the safe return of race cars to teams in the paddock.
    • Works with other IMSA staff assigned to Field Investigations.
  • Safety Inspections
    • Works as a team member with Series Technical Inspectors during Safety Inspections.
    • Works with the Director of Technical Inspections on safety updates, new safety standards and proper usage of these systems.
    • Maintain working knowledge of applicable FIA and SFI Standards used in the IMSA racing series.
  • Driver and Equipment Inspections
    • Provides training and coordination of the IMSA Helmet Inspection program.
    • Administers IMSA Fuel Rig Inspection program for the WeatherTech Championship Series and Michelin Pilot Challenge Series under the supervision of the Director of Technical Compliance and Scrutineering.
    • Works with IMSA staff to review and update Sporting Regulations and Technical Regulations regarding driver and race car safety.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Approximately 90% of travel required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 7 years combined experience and education in law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency response, automotive mechanics or vehicle crash investigation.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Proficient with Company provided hardware and software.


Strong organizational, administrative, communications (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks. Experienced and proficient in investigative procedures and crash investigation protocol.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift 70 pounds or more.

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