Saginaw, Michigan


**Job Title:**

PATH 2.0 - Screening Field Interviewer

**Job Description:**

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 and examines attitudes about tobacco use as well as 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.

In-person screening will ONLY be conducted in geographical areas that are deemed safe from COVID, and Screening Field Interviewers will be required to use PPE items.

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, which may include the use of personal protective equipment, regular testing for COVID-19, or other screening activities.

**Interested applicants are required to view the PATH interviewer video to learn more about this position prior to submitting an application. To view the video, click the link below:**

**Watch the PATH Screening Field Interviewer Video (\_ScreeningInterviewer.cfm)**

Or cut and paste this URL into your browser:


**Basic Qualifications**

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; and

+ Be able to complete a fully remote training program that requires 15-20 hours per week, for approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of data collection (December 13, 2021, through January 5, 2022).

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Live in Saginaw County, or surrounding counties;

+ Be available to work during the data collection period from January 6, 2022, through December 2022;

+ Be available to work an average of 15-20 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends at specified days/times when work is 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 willing to travel locally for project work. Employees needing to travel for project work or training must ensure that they have proper documentation that meets the REAL ID requirements;

+ 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.

**Preferred Criteria**

+ In-person interviewing and/or cold-calling experience;

+ Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English;

+ Ability to communicate effectively with people from all walks of life and socio-economic groups;

+ Comfortable using a laptop computer;

+ Able to establish and maintain a good rapport with study respondents;

+ Comfortable working in unfamiliar locations and knocking on doors;

+ Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented;

+ Ability to work independently; and

+ Can work successfully in a team environment with little direct supervision.

This is a part-time non-exempt position not initially eligible for health insurance. This position is eligible for overtime pay. Pay rates are based on the location where the work is performed. An additional fringe benefit of $4.54 per hour will be deposited in a 401(k).

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.

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

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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MI - Saginaw

Saginaw, Michigan

Westat, demonstrating technical and managerial excellence since 1963, is recognized as one of the foremost research and statistical survey organizations in the United States. We provide services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments.

In addition to our capabilities as a leading statistical survey organization, Westat has extensive skills and experience in custom research, program evaluation studies, and communications campaign development across a broad range of subject areas. Westat also has the technical expertise in survey and analytical methods, computer systems technology, biomedical science, and clinical trials to sustain a leadership position in all our research endeavors.

Westat's staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC. Westat also maintains research offices near our clients in Bethesda, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Houston, Texas. In addition, we have international offices in Beijing, China; Liberia, Costa Rica; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; New Delhi, India; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Bangkok, Thailand. Additional staff members are engaged in data collection and processing at Westat's survey processing facilities, at our Telephone Research Center facilities, and throughout our nationwide field interviewing operations.

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