Field Interviewer - NSDUH
RTI International

Portland, Oregon

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NOW ALSO OFFERING A $300 HIRING BONUS!
This position falls under the U.S. Department of Labor Service Contract Act (SCA). Hourly wage will be determined based on the geographical area in which your home is located. The pay rate for your location is $21.21 per hour. In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare stipend of $4.60 per hour will be provided for up to 40 hours per week. You are also eligible to receive pay for up to 10 holidays and annual vacation time payout.
Travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable.

Field Interviewers are responsible for

  • Making in-person contact with selected respondents to discuss the study, answer questions and obtain participation
  • Collecting confidential information and administering standardized questionnaires
  • Collecting data to support planning for prevention and treatment programs that serve your community
  • Interacting with others and approach selected households without a prior appointment
  • Independently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls and completing online trainings
  • When working in the field, must be willing to agree to any COVID-19-related protocols put in place by RTI.  These could include, among others, wearing face coverings or respiratory protection, gloves, taking temperatures daily, social distancing with survey respondents, getting vaccinated, and/or completing a health pledge. All safety supplies required for use on the project will be provided by RTI.

RTI International is seeking self-motivated and outgoing individuals to work on a government-sponsored research study, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) as Part-Time Field Interviewers. This important study provides up-to-date information on alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States.

If you're interested in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and passionate about the health and well-being of your community, this may be the job for you. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for a part-time, long-term career with a variable schedule that allows you to work independently and not be stuck in an office.

For more information about this position, watch this informative video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxbrL39l40.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 21 years old at time of employment
  • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening, and fluency in English and Spanish through reading, writing, and speaking
  • Available for entire training and data collection period
  • Able to successfully complete training
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable personal automobile available for business use
  • Able to keep project information confidential.

Preferred Qualifications for Ideal Candidates

  • Positive, self-motivated, curious, and enjoy interacting with people from culturally-diverse backgrounds
  • Effective time, schedule, and workload management skills to meet set deadlines
  • Computer skills, namely email and internet proficiency

  • The data collection period is expected to begin immediately following your assigned training.
  • On average, you will be needed approximately 20 to 25 hours per week when work is available.
  • The majority of this work is anticipated to be during evenings and weekends.
  • Each of your trips to the field are expected to be at least 4 hours long.

New hires are required to attend a virtual, paid New-to-Project Field Interviewer training session which is scheduled on a monthly basis.

RTI International will accommodate our job application procedures for disabled veterans and other qualified individuals with disabilities.
If you have a disability that affects the use of our online application system, or if you otherwise need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, please CLICK HERE for information on how to contact us to request an accommodation.

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 selected locations; 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.

For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found at https://www.rti.org/careers.

For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.


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