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Command Investigations Entry Level Surveillance Investigator in Albany, New York

Command Investigations LLC is a dynamic and forward-thinking investigative company that has been at the forefront of the industry since its establishment in September of 2012. With a relentless commitment to excellence, we have consistently delivered top-tier investigative services to our clients, setting the standard for innovation and reliability in the field. Our seasoned team of professionals, coupled with cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach, has allowed us to stand out as a leader in the investigation industry. At Command Investigations LLC, we take pride in our proven track record of providing comprehensive investigative solutions that empower our clients to make informed decisions. With nearly a decade of experience, we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible, setting the bar high for investigative excellence.

What you’ll get:

  • A dedicated position as a surveillance investigator.

  • A steppingstone into the realms of investigations, security, and law enforcement.

  • Immersion in the world of covert investigations.

  • A fulfilling career where each day brings a distinct adventure.

  • Prospects for career development within the organization.

  • The abilities you acquire here can open doors to careers in various fields, including the FBI, law enforcement, ATF, US Border Patrol, State Crime Lab, law-related roles, paralegal positions, legal assistant jobs, security, corporate investigations, and investigative journalism.

    What you’ll need to apply:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum age requirement of 21 years or older.

  • Readiness to travel and accommodate overnight stays for remote assignments when necessary.

  • Ability to utilize web-based technology, digital surveillance equipment and software.

  • Flexible availability to work any day of the week, weekends and holidays are required.

  • Capability to start work as early as 5:00 am daily, with occasional evening shifts.

  • Successful completion of DMV and background checks.

  • Proficiency and confidence in driving skills.

  • Ability to obtain a Private Investigator license in the state where work is performed – where applicable.

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

  • Surveillance involves monitoring, tracking, and recording subjects during their daily routines.

  • Engaging in both vehicular and on-foot pursuits of subjects while maintaining covert operations.

  • Tasked with diverse activities, ranging from filming individuals at grocery stores to capturing their presence at a sporting event.

  • Developing pre-surveillance plans tailored to the location and case particulars.

  • Comprehensive report generation, detailing the observed and recorded activities, along with the submission of video evidence.

  • Consistent communication with the team leader regarding setup positions, ongoing activities, and tactical approaches.

    Required Equipment: (Not Provided by Command Investigations)

  • A reliable vehicle with a dark tint (following state regulations).

  • Smartphone.

  • Laptop computer with Microsoft Word. (Windows or Mac)

  • Digital video camera (handheld camcorder) with upload capability and accurate time and date stamp.

  • Covert camera of choice.


  • Health, dental, vision, life insurance, PTO, 401(k)

  • Performance incentives

  • Biweekly pay



  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Paid Travel Time

  • Paid Daily Vehicle Allowance

  • Paid Report Writing Time

  • Paid Training/Orientation

  • Reimbursement for various case related expenses

  • Overnight Pay


  • 10-hour shift

  • Holidays

  • Overtime

  • Weekends required

    Work Location: On the road

    Pay Range: $18 - $30 per hour – based on experience, plus additional rates for vehicle, travel time, report writing, and overnight.

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