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 field observations 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 field observations
• 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
• Spanish fluency required
• 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
• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination and booster
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization
The hourly pay range for this position is $17.36 - $21.33 per hour. The ultimate hourly pay within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work.
A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.