Cantonese Part-Time Field Interviewer in Los Angeles, CA at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 11/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking Bilingual (Cantonese/English) Field Interviewers to work on a research study throughout the state of California.  You will work on the field component of a survey where staff will be responsible for listing and subsequently interviewing households around Los Angeles County.  Data collection will take place between January-August 2020 with the possibility of continuing until October 2020.

Part-time 24-30 hours per week. Position requires some evening and weekend hours, driving to and from the field interviewing sites (mileage reimbursed at federal mileage rate), walking, and climbing stairs.  All candidates must be available to participate in a paid training course from January 6-January 11 in Santa Monica.  Travel, lodging, and meals during training will be paid. All candidates must be available for the duration of the project.


As a Bilingual Interviewer, you will:
  • Drive to designated street blocks to list housing units on each block
  • Talk directly with household residents to verify the home address and the number of separate households at the same street address
  • Administer brief survey to the head of household
  • Use tablets provided for data collection to data enter information and transmit data back to the home office
  • Meet with supervisor regularly both by phone and in-person
  • Encourage participation in the study

Why you will love working on this project:
  • Competitive hourly rate of $20 per hour
  • Flexible work schedule, averaging 24-30 hours per week
  • Paid training program
  • Work on an important project that will provide gold-standard data that will help the State of California with planning of public programs and resources throughout the state

Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English and Cantonese (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Motivated self-starter comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable traveling to and working with at risk and underserved populations in a range of community and neighborhood settings
  • Exceptional time-management, organizational, and record keeping skills
  • Prior survey research, address listing, data collection, or related professional experience preferred

Employment Requirements:
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and a dependable car
  • Pass a background check (includes DMV) and conflict of interest screening
  • Successfully complete mandatory, paid training
  • Must be able to drive to and from field interviewing sites (located in diverse neighborhoods)
  • Must be able to read street maps
  • Available during evenings and weekends
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands to be described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Travel frequently to respondent locations
  • Be outside and exposed to all types of weather
  • Be exposed to fumes and odors as might be expected in any outdoor environment
  • Stand, walk and climb stairs
  • Communicate through speech and listening
  • Read text verbatim from a tablet or computer screen
  • Transport a laptop and tablet, and materials weighing approximately 12 pounds

Headway Workforce Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetics, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Headway Workforce Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, tuition assistance, education, social recreation programs and benefits. 

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