Path 2.0 - Screening Field Interviewer

Westat Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:

Westat is currently seeking motivated and detail-oriented individuals to be Screening 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.

Screening Field Interviewers will locate sampled addresses and screen adults and youth in person for a longitudinal study. Interviewers regularly receive and transmit data via the internet and report progress and costs to their supervisor.

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. Based on recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities, we require staff to protect and monitor their health while working on their assignment, which may include the use of personal protective equipment, regular testing for COVID-19 or other screening activities.

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 Screening Field Interviewer Video

Or cut and paste this URL into your browser:

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;

  • Have a high school diploma or GED; and

  • Be available to complete an all-remote, web-based training in February 2021.

Minimum Requirements

  • Live in King County, or surrounding counties.

  • Be available to work during the data collection period from March 2021 through February 2022;

  • Be available to work an average 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. Employees needing to travel for project work or training must ensure that they have proper documentation that meets the REAL ID requirements;

  • Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations, which include: lifting and carrying 30 pounds of equipment and materials; walking several blocks; and climbing 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

  • In-person interviewing and/or cold calling experience;

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

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

  • Comfortable using a laptop computer;

  • Able to establish and maintain a good rapport with study respondents;

  • Comfortable working in unfamiliar locations, knocking on doors;

  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented;

  • Ability to work independently; and

  • Work successfully in a team environment with little direct supervision.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, motor vehicle driving record history, and criminal or sexual offender records history.

This is a part-time non-exempt position not initially eligible for health insurance. Screening interviewer pay rates are based on location where work is performed. An additional fringe benefit of $4.54 per hour will be 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, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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