Undercover Investigator

  • PETA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Nov 09, 2023
Full time Non-Profit Other

Job Description

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

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

• 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

• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization




The hourly pay range for this position is $16.87 - $20.76 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.