Bilingual Field Interviewer - Travel

Job type:Contract
Business Sector:Life, Physical, & Social Science
Job ref:ZR_2221_JOB
Post Date:January 17, 2024

On behalf of our client, Headway Workforce Solutions is seeking Bilingual (English and Spanish) field interviewers to work on the Survey of the American Consumer. For over 40 years, this ongoing, year-round study has allowed consumers to express their opinions and preferences on all sorts of topics, including media, product usage, and behavior in nearly 600 categories. Our client conducts thousands of in-person interviews year-round and participating respondents receive an incentive as a thank you.


As a field interviewer, you will visit randomly selected households in various neighborhoods to communicate the importance of participating in the survey and recruit respondents to participate. Applicants (field researchers, data collectors, or field interviewers) must be experienced, self-motivated, professional, organized, and enjoy speaking with all kinds of people. Ideal candidates are passionate about data collection, can gain respondent participation, adjust their schedules to accommodate respondent schedules, and do not want to work in an office. Pay for this position is $19.00-$20.00/hr with additional performance bonus opportunities that will boost your earning potential. There is also a 5% increase for those who pass the Spanish bilingual certification post training.


Employment Incentive Opportunities

  • Paid training (27 hours)
  • Variable travel schedule
  • Paid time and expenses for traveling to selected households
  • Employee hiring bonus
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Additional incentive opportunities:
    • Productivity bonus (paid monthly)
    • Earn three paid holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day)
    • Merit increase


As a Field Interviewer, you will

  • Visit pre-selected addresses, screen and gain respondent cooperation
  • Conduct in-person interviews using a tablet
  • Keep respondent information and interview details confidential
  • Work independently in the field and check-in daily with assigned Field Manager
  • Complete administrative work via paper documents and online
  • Follow all company mandated health and safety protocols
  • Treat all respondents with sincere professionalism
  • Potentially wear a mask when completing an interview (respondents are not obligated to wear a mask, but may ask you to do so)



  • Travel to assigned areas and commit to working consistently for 2 weeks (average of 10-14 days) with 1 week off between assignments
  • Must be willing to work in assigned areas weekdays and weekends, afternoons, and evenings


As a condition of employment, all employees are required to…

  • Have previous field work experience
  • Present proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States
  • Have a driver’s license and unlimited use of an automobile in working condition (exceptions may be made for areas with reliable public transportation)
  • Consent to the performance of a background check including motor vehicle report
  • Attend paid virtual group training sessions prior to the first assignment and for the duration of employment
  • Have a high school diploma or GED


Preferred Qualifications

  • In-person interviewing experience on household studies
  • Strong reading, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong technology skills (using smartphone and tablet)


Pay and Training

  • Training is tentatively scheduled for early March and will be confirmed once onboarding paperwork is completed; all onboarding must be completed in order to attend training
  • Complete 27 hours of training
  • Must use tablet, laptop or desktop with large screen [no cell phones] and camera, and have reliable internet to successfully complete training course
  • Spanish-English Bilingual are required to pass bilingual certification and once certified, can earn additional compensation
  • Paid time and mileage for traveling to selected households
    • Mileage reimbursement at standard government rate when driving personal vehicle
  • Per diem provided on travel assignments


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle for study purposes
  • Get in and out of a car multiple times a day while visiting areas
  • Walk from house to house within neighborhoods
  • Carry a laptop and other materials up flights of stairs
  • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening and fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking
  • Exposure to various weather and environments, as might be expected in a field interviewing role


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.


By applying to this position, you hereby acknowledge and consent to being contacted via phone and text by our recruiters, should your application be selected for further consideration.