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Field Interviewer - Add Health

Company: RTI
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Details

The pay rate for this position is $19.00/hour. Hourly wage is based on experience and geographical location.

Travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable.

Project Details

Add Health is a national study conducted by the Carolina Population Center (CPC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (OD/NIH).

Add Health has been gathering data about a group of young people who were first interviewed as teenagers in 1994 and 1995 and have been followed for nearly 30 years. We are attempting to contact sample members who participated in 1994 and 1995 to interview them again. The full name of the study is the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.

Add Health Wave VI is being conducted to understand the life course exposures for health disparities and health among early midlife Americans, including cognitive, physical, and sensory functioning, substance use/abuse, mental health, and cardiometabolic health and well-being.

If you're interested in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and passionate about the health and well-being of others, this may be the job for you. Qualified candidates MUST be able to work when respondents are available and be comfortable working a consistent, varied schedule to accommodate project needs.

Position Description

Field Interviewers are responsible for

  • Making in-person contact with selected respondents to discuss the study, answer questions and obtain participation
  • Collecting confidential information and administering standardized questionnaires
  • Independently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls and completing online trainings
  • Answering questions and obtaining participation
  • Maintaining a variable work schedule, as dictated by case requirements.
  • Periodically, participate in on-the-job training with field supervisor (FS) during data collection, as needed.
  • Maintaining regular access to a reliable wireless internet connection in your home for project work
  • Meeting weekly with supervisor via Zoom
  • When working in the field, must be willing to agree to any COVID-19 related protocols put in place by RTI. These could include, among others, wearing face coverings or respiratory protection, and completing a Workplace Health Pledge. All safety supplies required for use on the project will be provided by RTI


    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Must possess high school diploma or GED
    • Must be at least 21 years old at time of employment
    • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening, and fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking
    • Available for entire training and data collection period
    • Able to successfully complete training
    • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable personal automobile available for business use
    • Able to keep project information confidential.
    • Must be comfortable asking survey questions on personally sensitive subject matters
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on a weekly and regular basis with occasional daytime hours on weekdays.
    • Must be able to adjust schedule to meet respondents when they are available

      Preferred Qualifications for Ideal Candidates

      • Prior experience working on Add Health or on other surveys that involved interviewing individuals about personally sensitive subject matters
      • Positive, self-motivated, curious, and enjoy interacting with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
      • Effective time, schedule, and workload management skills to meet set deadlines
      • Computer skills, namely email and internet proficiency
      • Access to password-protected Wi-Fi connection for data transmissions and administrative responsibilities

        Work Schedule

        • The data collection period is expected to be July, 2023 through September, 2023.
        • On average, you will be needed part time, approximately 25hours per week when work is available.
        • On average, you should be available to work in the field 4days each week.
        • The majority of this work is anticipated to be during evenings and weekends.
        • Each of your trips to the field are expected to be at least 4hours long

          Training Details

          Major Training Requirements:

          • Complete self-study prior to attending training.
          • Travel to, attend, and successfully complete a mandatory 5-day FI training (2 days remote and 3 days in-person), scheduled for late June, 2023, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
          • Periodically, participate in on-the-job training with field supervisor (FS) during data collection, as needed.

            RTI International will accommodate our job application procedures for disabled veterans and other qualified individuals with disabilities.
            If you have a disability that affects the use of our online application system, or if you otherwise need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, please CLICK HERE for information on how to contact us to request an accommodation.

            RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approachone that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit

            We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

            For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found at

            For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.

Keywords: RTI, Cuyahoga Falls , Field Interviewer - Add Health, Healthcare , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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