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

Location:
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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