Our firm will train you to become a Surveillance Videographer, working in the Private Investigation field and primarily supporting investigations into fraudulent workers' compensation claims.
Please be advised that learning the trade involves long hours. The position involves using your own vehicle and your own digital camcorder in order to conduct surveillance on individuals throughout Northern California. A typical day may involve leaving home at 5:00 a.m., arriving at the surveillance site at 6:00 a.m., leaving that location at 3:00 p.m. and arriving home at 5:00 p.m. Generally, you would work 15-20 days per month. You will spend most of the day inside your vehicle following people and filming them. You will work from the back seat of your vehicle with the engine off and the windows closed to avoid detection, this can be very tough on a hot day. A vehicle with tinted windows and with sufficient space for sitting in the back seat all day is required. [...]
In lieu of or in addition to a resume, please write a personal letter of introduction describing yourself, why you want this job, and why you believe you are suited for it. There are no specific educational requirements, but a successful candidate will need at least five years driving experience, have sufficient technical skills to operate a digital camera and computer, and enough tenacity and drive to really want to be successful in this position. Bilingual skills can be helpful, especially Spanish, but are not required. Further, it is important to be able to listen to and follow complex instructions and to possess a fair amount of ingenuity and independent thinking to get the job done.
Surveillance Videographer, $25/hour