Legacy - Field Staff Job Listing at Headway Workforce Solutions in SEATTLE, WA
Field Survey Specialists Needed in Miami, FL
Battelle, a non-profit research company, is seeking 3 dynamic, part-time, field interviewers to conduct standardized research activities with children and mothers in Miami, FL over a period of approximately 5 to 6 years.
What does the work involve?
o Study activities involve working independently and in teams of two interviewers to administer computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) with mothers and conduct standardized cognitive and psychosocial assessments with children ages 8 to 12 in home and laboratory settings, conduct classroom observations, and maintain high level of rapport with participants.
o Candidates must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to appointments with participants throughout the Miami area in order to conduct scheduled interviews, standardized assessments and observations.
o Interviews will be conducted in English only. However, other study activities, such as tracing and locating, will be conducted in English, Spanish and/or Creole as needed.
o Additional tasks will include tracing and locating families who have been out of touch, data entry, test scoring, data transmission, working with other research team members, preparing reports, and directly reporting to the study manager on a daily basis. May also involve collecting and shipping biospecimens.
Where is the work?
o The job location is in Miami, FL. Field work will take place throughout the greater Miami-Dade County area, and potentially in surrounding areas.
What are the hours?
o Part time employment is anticipated. Hours will be primarily evenings and weekends to conduct personal interviews, and weekday mornings to conduct classroom observations. Flexibility to accommodate families’ preferences in scheduling interviews and observations is essential to the position. Candidates must be available to attend paid training sessions in Miami in June and August 2010. Additional trainings in Miami and/or other cities will be required as fieldwork gets underway. Time and travel expenses associated with training will be paid.
When is the period of work?
o Approximately June 2010 to July 1016.
What are the qualifications?
Battelle is looking for talented, experienced individuals who possess excellent communication and organizational skills, have the ability to follow and document study procedures, possess independent work habits, can accurately complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, and can adhere to strict rules regarding project confidentiality. Required qualifications include:
o A Bachelor’s degree (desirable fields of study include psychology, sociology, child development or a related social science).
o Prior survey research experience.
o Ability to speak, read and write in English and Spanish. Ability to also speak, read and write Creole is highly preferred.
o Advanced computer literacy.
o A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and good driving record.
o Ability to pass mandatory background check and drug screening.
Preference will be given to individuals who are willing to commit to the full length of the study period and have experience in the administration and scoring of standardized assessments with children, such as the BASC-2, Tower of Hanoi, Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery, and observations such as the CLASS, H.O.M.E. and Mother-Child Interaction.
What are the terms of employment?
o The positions are temporary, part-time and flexible.
o The pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please email HRCSTK2@Headwaycorp.com all inquiries, including résumé, 3 references, and salary history. Include job title and Requisition # 79559. Headway is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.
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