Field Interviewer

Job type:Temporary
Salary/Rate:$18.64 per hour, plus a $4.98 per hour health & welfare stipend
Business Sector:Life, Physical, & Social Science
Job ref:ZR_2405_JOB
Post Date:April 29, 2024

Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking Field Interviewers on behalf of our client in the Pittsburgh area. Applicants within an approximate 50-mile radius of this location may be considered. As a Field Interviewer, you will conduct interviews with parents and children and collect measurements on-site supporting the Mobility Opportunity Vouchers to Eliminate Disparities (MOVED) study which focuses on assessing the effectiveness of programs to lower poverty by providing assistance to families to move to areas with greater opportunities.  In addition to conducting survey interviews, the data collection will include taking height and weight, blood pressure, and A1c blood tests and accelerometer's (a.k.a. step counters). This is a multi-year study.


This is a part-time position and applicants must be available at least 20 hours per week up to 40 hours per week based on availability of work. Applicants must be available to work a combination of weekdays and weekends when Respondents will be available and must be available to attend project training. A tablet, keyboard and phone will be provided and is for use only on this assignment. The compensation for this position is based on your location and follows the Service Contract Act (SCA) rates. The SCA Rate for Allegheny County is $18.64 per hour, plus a $4.98 per hour Health & Welfare stipend.


Responsibilities of a Field Interviewer:

  • Follow all project specifications and protocols
  • Conduct computer-based interviews in-person with a high degree of accuracy and integrity
  • Conduct locating activities online and in-person when Respondents are difficult to reach
  • Regularly report to assigned Field Manager
  • Exercise courtesy and professionalism to all Respondents
  • Maintain confidentiality of all collected data
  • Other duties as assigned by manager


Requirements of a Field Interviewer

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Good working knowledge of computers and strong typing skills
  • Must have home wireless internet
  • Must have own reliable vehicle and vehicle insurance
  • This position requires candidates to consent to the performance of a background check


Qualifications of a Field Interviewer

  • Two years of experience interviewing or in customer service
  • Both English and Spanish fluency is a plus
  • Exceptional reading, verbal, and listening skills with the ability to multi-task
  • The ability to speak with Respondents using a tablet and keyboard to record responses
  • Willingness to work in-person to locate selected households/Respondents and schedule appointments and conduct interviews
  • Courteous with good communication skills and “people” skills
  • Positive and self-motivated demeanor
  • Prior Field Research/Interviewing experience a plus


Additional Information:

Hours and Training

  • Must be available at least 20 hours per week – including some daytime and some evening hours during the week as well as on weekends when Respondents may be available
  • May work up to 40 hours in a week, based on the availability of work and project needs
  • Project training is paid and will consist of approximately 8 hours of computer self-study at home, as well as an approximately 4-day in-person training to be conducted in the Cambridge, MA area, shortly after being hired for the position - likely late June but exact date and time TBD.
  • Respondent compensation: As a “thank you” for their participation and completing the interviews and various health metrics, Respondents could receive up to $150 in incentives.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to speak clearly and document responses accurately using electronic systems to be made available to you
  • Lift and carry a tablet, health equipment including height and weight scales, blood pressure monitor, phone, paperwork and carrying case—approximately 25 pounds
  • Sit, stand, and walk, potentially up and down stairs most days on the job


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