Private Investigator Job Description

private investigator job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Private Investigator Job Description

A private investigator is a person engaged in investigating or researching an individual, organization, or company, or affairs, cases, or issues, sometimes covertly, while abiding by the law.

A private investigator may gather evidence, obtain records, perform surveillance, or perform other investigations.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Private Investigator to help us solve a crime. We need someone who is experienced in this field and who can help us to find the answers we need.

Private Investigator Duties:

  • Research and gather facts, information, and evidence related to clients in legal cases or that require confidentiality
  • Hire and manage private investigators
  • Screen potential detectives and hire based on skillset and experience
  • Provide ongoing training, supervision, and coaching for investigators

Private Investigator Responsibilities:

  • Perform background investigations, locate witnesses, and locate missing persons or assets
  • Interview subjects, witnesses, and informants, including employees, clients, and past or present business associates
  • Research and compile information to support client objectives
  • Analyze and interpret discovery documents, information, and records pertaining to legal matters
  • Extract data from documents and images using databases, spreadsheets, and other software
  • Seek out new sources of information using online databases, search engines, and social media
  • Utilize internet resources such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and message boards
  • Enter data using keyboarding, spreadsheet, and word processing programs
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned

Requirements And Skills:

  • PRIS
  • Experience in asset searches
  • Knowledge of criminal law
  • Experience with WIT and Suspicion
  • Knowledge of fraud investigation procedures
  • Knowledge of investigative practices, techniques, and trends
  • Knowledge of public records and databases

At [Company Name], we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that people of all races, religions, national origins, genders and ages, as well as veterans and individuals, should be given equal opportunity in the workplace. We are dedicated to building a team that reflects these values and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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