New Job Entry Level Surveillance Investigator In Oregon

Entry Level Surveillance Investigator
Entry Level Surveillance Investigator

Entry Level Surveillance Investigator

Company : DigiStream Investigations
Salary : $48,000 - $55,000 a year
Location : Oregon

Full Description

DigiStream Investigations, a fast-growing, national private investigation firm, seeks a talented addition to our investigative team in the Portland/Vancouver region.

This isn’t your average desk job - being a Surveillance Investigator means you’ll have a career with excitement, travel, autonomy, and purpose. This role is meant for an individual with an adventurous and curious spirit, and the drive to provide our clients with the evidence they need to defend their cases.

What you’ll get:

  • A foot in the door to the investigations/security/law enforcement fields
  • Experience conducting covert investigations
  • A job you’ll love going to - no one day is the same
  • Opportunities for growth within the company via our Surveillance Investigator Promotion Track
  • Unlike most PI companies, DigiStream provides full benefits, a company vehicle and paid travel
  • Paid, hands-on, two-week training program developed over the course of 20 years
  • Quarterly team-building events and comradery with fellow team members
  • The skills you learn here can lead to jobs in:
  • FBI / Law Enforcement
  • ATF / US Border Patrol / State Crime Lab
  • Law / Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Security / Corporate Investigations
  • Investigative Journalism

What a day in the life of an investigator looks like:

  • Monitoring, following, and videotaping subjects as they conduct their day-to-day activities
  • Vehicle and foot pursuit of subjects while maintaining cover
  • Activity varies from filming someone at a grocery store to filming them at a Seahawks game
  • Crafting pre-surveillance strategies based on the setup location and case details
  • Detailed report writing on the activities observed/captured and submission of video evidence
  • Regular communication with team leader on setup positions, activity and tactics

What you’ll need to apply:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • No surveillance or private investigator experience required
  • 50 hours per week on average (includes commute & drive time)
  • Willingness to travel and stay overnight on remote assignments (as needed)
  • Availability to work any day of the week, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to start work as early as 5:00 am daily with occasional work into the evenings
  • Ability to pass DMV check & background check
  • Confident driving skills
  • No PI license required - we cover the licensure cost and guide you through the process


  • Entry-level pay: $20.00 per hour, with $30.00 per hour during overtime
  • First year compensation range: $48,000 - $55,000 - higher earning potential with overtime
  • Employee Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) with up to 4% company match
  • Performance incentives
  • Company-provided surveillance vehicle
  • Equipment provided including video camera, laptop, tripod, fuel & maintenance card
  • Cellphone reimbursement
  • Paid travel to and from local and remote assignments (door to door)

**Only apply if you have availability to work any of the 7 days of the week, and only if you can work a 5 day per week schedule with an average of 10 hours per day, including weekends and holidays**

No phone calls please

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: On the road