Surveillance Investigator

DigiStream Investigations, a fast-growing, national private investigation firm, seeks a talented addition to our investigative team in the greater Phoenix 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:

* Company-provided surveillance vehicle & gas card
* Equipment provided including video camera, laptop, tripod & maintenance card

  • 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
  • Professional, 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 story 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

View our Recruitment Trailer:

What you’ll need to apply:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • 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: $18.00 per hour, overtime paid according to State/Federal guidelines
  • First year estimated compensation: $40,000 - $45,000 range, frequent overtime

* Company-provided surveillance vehicle & gas card
* Equipment provided including video camera, laptop, tripod & maintenance card

  • Employee Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) with up to 4% dollar-for-dollar Company Match
  • Performance incentives
  • Cellphone reimbursement
  • Paid travel to and from local and remote assignments (door to door)
  • No out of pocket expenses

**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**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: On the road

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