The Humane Society of the United States
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Investigator (Interim)

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking an Investigator I for the Research and Investigations department. The primary purpose of this position is to investigate and expose animal exploitation, abuse, and conduct (primarily undercover) field investigations that are national in scope.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Conducting undercover investigations as assigned;
  • Documenting acts of cruelty, neglect, and exploitation of animals by means of still and video photography;
  • Preparing logs, notes, progress reports to the Senior Director and Manager daily when deployed on assignment or investigation;
  • Properly maintaining all undercover equipment and troubleshooting problems with the equipment;
  • Working in partnership with the Manager of Investigations and the campaigns/program staff on the particular issue relevant to the case from investigative employer.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required;
  • Must have ability to travel extensively and for extended periods of time for the purpose of job seeking and for conducting investigations;
  • Must have and be able to maintain excellent driving record;
  • Strong writing and verbal skills highly desired;
  • Knowledge of or experience with  animal handling desired;
  • Knowledge and understanding of a second language is helpful.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is a remote position and can be based from a home office anywhere in the US as extensive travel within the US will be required. This position is interim which means it has an end date.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.


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