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Title

Field Observer 

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

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 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


 
Position Requirements

• 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
 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Varies based on assignment  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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