Covert Surveillance Expert

A full-time covert surveillance expert is sought by a leading private intelligence and forensic investigation firm that is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Company: Intertel
Location: South Africa Cape Town , Western Cape
Industry: Investigation Services
Occupational Category: 33-9021.00 Private Detectives and Investigators
Employment type: Full-time , 40 hours per week
Base salary: ZAR 234,000


  • Plan, organize and execute surveillance operations
  • Establish mobile and fixed covert surveillance posts
  • Monitor the activities and movements of specific surveillance targets
  • Monitor the interactions and communications between targets and other individuals
  • Capture covert audiovisual evidence (photo, video, sound recordings) and telemetry data for analysis
  • Maintain an accurate log of all events and activities observed or witnessed during surveillance operations
  • Compile progress reports, activity reports and other investigative products
  • Gather and analyze intelligence related to surveillance targets

Educational requirements:

Certificate of completion for any recognized private, law-enforcement, military or civilian intelligence course related to covert surveillance.

Experience requirements:

At least 2 years of verifiable working experience in law-enforcement, military or civilian intelligence operations, preferably covert surveillance operations


  • An extensive knowledge of the broader area of operations
  • An advanced or defensive driving qualification
  • Fluency in the use of digital cameras, video and audio recorders
  • Knowledge of GPS tracking devices, capabilities and limitations
  • Fluent in English – written and verbal


  • Excellent observation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in teams as well as alone
  • Stress resilient, goal-oriented and efficient
  • Detail-oriented, methodical and organized
  • Maintain a high level of situational awareness and attentiveness
  • The discipline to perform duties professionally at all times

Date posted: 2015-08-23