Part Time Field Interviewer in Seattle, WA at Headway Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Job Description

On behalf of the University of Michigan Survey Research Center, Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Part-Time Field Interviewers to work on a research study, the Health and Retirement Study 2020 Panel.

The objective of the Health and Retirement Study 2020 Panel is to provide academic researchers, policy analysts, and program managers with reliable data on the economic and physical well-being of men and women 50 years of age and older in America. This study will provide insight into how health and wealth interact with work, retirement, and family responsibilities to affect decisions these men and women make. 

As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will:
  • Schedule and travel to respondents homes to conduct face-to-face interviews, collecting physical measures such as blood pressure, hearing, grip strength, balance, height, walking speed, and the collection of saliva samples
  • Perform administrative tasks including record keeping, daily data transmissions by a computer and mail, daily submission of time and expense data, reconciling travel advances, and attending all required calls/meetings
  • Participate in weekly team calls and work closely with your team to achieve production and quality goals
  • Attend training to increase your strengths and abilities, learn how to administer questionnaires and conduct physical measures, and maintain data confidentiality

  • Availability to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, at flexible and varying times of day and days of the week, including weekdays, weeknights, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Availability to perform face-to-face interviews in a diverse variety of households and neighborhoods
  • Ability to follow detailed and rigorous scientific research protocols while conducting standardized interviews and collecting physical and biomarker measurements
  • Ability to meet weekly project goals for hours worked, contact attempts made and interviews completed
  • Ability to follow protocols for professional communication, including safeguarding respondent confidentiality
  • Ability to learn computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Gmail, online conferencing applications and specialized survey software, and to adapt to ongoing changes in computer technology
  • Ability to consistently perform daily administrative tasks on time, including record keeping, daily transmissions by computer, daily submission of time and expense data, reconciling travel advances, and attending all required calls and meetings
  • Willingness to accept regular feedback to improve work performance
  • Ability to travel 2-3 hours at a time to respondent’s locations

Required Qualifications:
  • Live within 60 miles of HRS sample areas
  • Experience with physical measures or health care
  • Previous survey interviewing experience
  • Experience with in-home care
  • Customer Service experience

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to move in and out of respondent homes including ascending and descending stairs, to stay stationary for 2-3 hours at a time while administering interviews, and to transport study equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to reach the floor and to reach above shoulder level while collecting physical measurements

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of their commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground their research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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