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EFECT Part-Time Field Interviewer in Norfolk, VA at RTI International

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/26/2019

Job Description

Are you looking for a part-time work that allows you to work independently? Do you enjoy traveling for work? Do you look forward to meeting new people? If you so, you might be a great fit for our Part-Time Field Interviewer position with Headway and RTI!

We are currently seeking self-motivated individuals to work on a FDA sponsored research study the Evaluation of the Fresh Empire Campaign on Tobacco (EFECT).  As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will travel to participant homes in assigned areas and conduct research interviews with eligible youth between the ages of 12 and 18. These youths will be past respondents who have previously completed at least one survey. The interview is primarily ACASI (audio computer-assisted self-interview). 

About EFECT:
EFECT collects data from participants to understand attitudes and beliefs toward tobacco use, as well as media use. Data collected from this study will help researchers and policy makers understand the impact and effectiveness of public education activities aimed at reducing tobacco use and the health risks of using tobacco.

As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will…

  • Adhere to a schedule set by your supervisor that ensures respondents are contacted in a timely fashion
  • Administer an RTI-provided computer-assisted questionnaire to youth in the youth’s home
  • Contact households over the phone to collect parental permission for their youth to complete an online survey
  • Complete the required number of interviews by the end of the data collection period in an efficient and timely manner according to project protocols
  • Accurately complete all project documentation, including electronic survey instruments and all reporting forms
  • Maintain a professional, cooperative relationship with your FS and other project staff, objectively sharing your thoughts while displaying an understanding of project management’s concerns
  • Attend an in-person, 2-3 day paid training in early May. Attendance at training is mandatory. Trainees must successfully complete training and certification to continue employment on the project

Requirements:

  • At least 21 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Available at least 20-25 hours per week to conduct interviewing during the field data collection period
    • Available and willing to work primarily weekday evenings and weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
    • A minimum of 8-10 hours must be spent working weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Available to spend at least 4 consecutive hours (not counting travel time) contacting sampled households and eligible adults during each visit to the field 
  • Reliable, personal automobile available for business use
  • Available and willing to work primarily evenings and weekend hours as required by your specific assignment
  • Ability to read text verbatim from a computer screen and paper documents
  • Must have regular access to a Wi-Fi or broadband internet for data transmissions

Pay Rate:

This position falls under the Services Contract Act (SCA). Hourly wage will be determined based on the county in which work is being performed. In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare stipend of $4.27 per hour will be provided for up to 40 hours per week.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: operating a computer, a phone, and other office machinery, driving to households; walking from car to household; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between households; ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines;, ability to work a varied schedule, including evening and weekend hours based on project needs; consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1.

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