Undercover Investigator

Employer: PETA/ PETA Foundation 
Location: United States
Position Objective:
To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment

Varies based on assignment

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, sometimes several months at a time
• Conduct assigned short- and long-term undercover investigations from beginning to end, including the following duties:
o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the vice president
o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals
o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion
o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct
o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the superiors' attention
o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases
o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from investigations
• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization's needs

• Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time

• Experience with audio-visual equipment

• Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress

• Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully

• Ability to make sound judgments

• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization.
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