Westat IELS 2018 - Assessor in Seattle, Washington

Job ID 13279BR

Job Title IELS 2018 - Assessor

City WA - Seattle

Job Status Part-Time

Job Description

Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence to collect data for an important study conducted for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The International Early Learning Study (IELS) is a digitally administered, play-based assessment of 5-year-olds. IELS is designed to help countries improve children’s early learning experiences and better support their development and overall well-being.

The primary role of the IELS assessor is to conduct the in-person child assessment at schools.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must:

·Be at least 18 years old;

·Be available to attend a mandatory in-person, out-of-town training from October 4-6, 2018, in Bethesda, MD.

·Be available to complete mandatory web-based home study training sessions prior to in-person training.

Minimum Requirements

·Be available to work during the field period from October 15 through December 7, 2018.

·Be available to work between 30–35 hours per week, primarily during school hours, with a possibility of some weekend and evening hours.

·Be willing to travel locally throughout the designated work area, with a possibility of overnight travel on as-needed basis.

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

o Lift and carry 20 pounds of equipment and materials; 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 secure high-speed Internet connection for data transmission.

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

·Have regular access to an insured, reliable vehicle.

·Must display a professional appearance and demeanor.

·Must be willing to adapt to changes in school schedules and requirements.

·Have excellent keyboarding and electronic data entry skills.

·Be a team player.

·Have excellent verbal communication skills.

Preferred Criteria

·Experience working as a team leader, troubleshooter, assessor, interviewer, or health technician on the ECLS-K:2011 or other education studies in the past two years.

·Education-related work experience.

·Experience collecting data in a standardized manner.

·Attention to detail (e.g., using correct school IDs, recording school information accurately, etc.) and good organization skills (e.g., maintaining school information and schedules, etc.).

·Experience working with children and/or in a school setting.

·Experience conducting assessments in schools.

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, nonexempt position not initially eligible for benefits. Pay rates are based on area of residency and relevant experience. 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 18054