Westat PATH 2.0 - Field Interviewer in Bridgeport, Nebraska

Job ID 13826BR

Job Title PATH 2.0 - Field Interviewer

City NE - Bridgeport

NE - Kimball

NE - Sidney

Job Status Part-Time

Job Description

Westat is currently seeking motivated and detail-oriented individuals to be field interviewers on the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. PATH collects information on tobacco use and examines attitudes about tobacco use as well as the short- and long-term health effects of such use. The primary role of the PATH Interviewer is to locate sampled addresses and interview adults and youth in their homes for a longitudinal study. Interviewers show adult and youth respondents how to collect urine samples using self-collection kits. Interviewers also coordinate appointments with a trained phlebotomist who will take blood samples from selected adults. Interviewers regularly receive and transmit data via broadband and report progress and costs to their supervisor.

Interested applicants are required to view the PATH interviewer video to learn more about this position prior to submitting an application. To view the video, click the link below:

Watch the PATH video at https://westat-jobs.westat.com/videos/PATH_Interviewer.cfm

Or cut and paste this URL into your browser:

https://westat-jobs.westat.com/videos/PATH_Interviewer.cfm

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must:

·Be at least 18 years old;

·Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent;

·Be available to complete web-based home study training in late October prior to in-person training; and

·Be available to attend a 6-day, in-person, out-of-town training scheduled November 5th – 10th, 2018.

Minimum Requirements

·Live inCheyenneCounty,GardenCounty,MorrillCounty, or surrounding counties.

·Be available to work the data collection period from November 2018 through November 2019;

·Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends, at specified days/times when work is available;

·Be willing to travel locally for project work;

·Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations:

o Lift and carry 30 pounds of equipment and materials;

o Walk 2 blocks; and

o Climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment;

·Have regular and reliable access to telephone service with a long-distance calling feature, either landline or cellular;

·Have regular and reliable access to a high-speed Internet connection;

·Have regular and reliable access to an insured vehicle; and

·Have a valid (current) driver’s license that is not under suspension.

Preferred Criteria

·Previous Westat field data collection experience;

·Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English;

·Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and socio-economic groups;

·Comfortable using a laptop computer and establishing Wi-Fi connections in various locations;

·Comfortable working in unfamiliar locations and knocking on doors;

·Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented; and

·Ability to work independently.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for this position, based on the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

This is a part-time non-exempt position not initially eligible for benefits. Interviewer pay rates are based on location where work is performed. The current SCA rate for this area is $13.09per hour plus $4.41 per hour, deposited in a 401(k). Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Requisition ID 18037