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MAT Bilingual Part-Time Field Interviewer in New York, NY at RTI International

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

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    New York, NY
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

RTI International is currently seeking individuals for Field Interviewer positions in your area. As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will screen MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) clients for eligibility (by telephone) and visit the client in person to explain the study and to assist them in completing online interviews. An ideal candidate for this role has reliable personal transportation and past field interviewing or data collecting experience.

About the Study
The MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder) Study follows clients of 4 different opioid treatment modalities for a period of 2 years. The overarching goal of the study is to learn how MAT works in the real world. It will explore how MAT success may be influenced by contextual factors—such as client demographics or treatment program characteristics. The findings may lead to improvements in OUD treatment planning and help more people live free from opioid addiction.

As a Part-Time Field Interviewer for the MAT Study, you will be responsible for…

  • Contacting sample members, screening for eligibility, consenting them and taking a laptop to their homes for a self-administered questionnaire
  • May have to visit the treatment sites to assist with filling out forms
  • Assuming full and legal responsibility for use and care of laptop computer, taking reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard them against damage, loss, or theft and returning all equipment at the end of your MAT assignment or at the request of your supervisor
  • Providing prompt, reliable, and accurate reporting to Field Supervisor

Job Requirements

  • High school graduate with 1 year of experience directly or indirectly related to experience in interviewing
  • Able to work 20 – 30 hours per week and mostly evening and weekend hours as required by your specific assignments.  Available to work during daytime as needed
  • Able to transmit data electronically
  • Maintain confidentiality of all survey data, including clients’ names
  • Able to be personable, responsive, and interactive when conducting interviewing activities and able to work with a diverse population
  • Personal, reliable transportation
  • Able to carry a laptop computer and supplies, including up and down flights of stairs
  • Able to work independently
  • Submit accurate expense reports in a timely manner
  • Competence in computer skills required

Training Requirements

  • Attend a telephone training February 2019
  • Read and successfully complete all general Field Interviewer and project specific materials.
  • Read the Field Interviewer manual and successfully complete a home study prior to attending training
  • Participate in on-the-job training with a mentor or Field Supervisor, as needed

Pay Rate TBD

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

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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