Screening Field Interviewer – admin / office

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 attitudes about tobacco use and examines 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. The use of personal protective equipment, regular testing for COVID-19, or other screening activities is required. As a Federal Government contractor, Westat will require staff to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Candidates must:

  • Be 18 or older (or an emancipated minor) with the ability to enter binding confidentiality agreements to
    protect project information;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Be able to complete a fully remote training program that requires 20-25 hours per week, for
    approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of data collection (June 13th, 2022, through July 3rd,
    2022);
  • Be available to work during the data collection period from July 5 through December 31, 2022;
  • Be available to work 20-25 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends at specified days/times
    when work is available, 3 to 4 hours at a time. At times, more hours may be available;
  • Be able to complete the training according to the given schedule while adhering to professional training
    protocols. Be able to communicate multiple times per week with your assigned supervisor during the
    training period;
  • Be available to travel locally for project work;
  • 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 telephone service with a long-distance calling feature;
  • Have a secure high-speed internet home connection. The training program requires internet access for
    eLearning training modules, online classrooms, and video calls;
  • Have a reliable vehicle with insurance under your name; and
  • Have a valid (current) driver’s license that is not under suspension.
  • 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. This position is eligible for overtime pay, sick leave, paid vacation, and holiday leave, and may qualify for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) based on hours worked. Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be eligible for consideration for reassignment on other Westat field data collection projects if they become available.

    Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.

    To apply, go to www.westat.com/fieldjobs and enter 21525BR in the space provided or:

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