Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Temporary Field Interviewer Position with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Field Interviewer--Washington, DC
Job Description

NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive people to conduct in-person interviews as part of the NLSY97 Round 17 project. Anticipated timeframe for all field interviewer training activities is from 9/16/15 through 10/5/15.

The primary goals of NLSY97 Round 17 are to:

The NLSY97 project is designed to develop a profile of American youths’ transitions from school to work and independent households. Young men and women who were 12-16 years of age as of December 31, 1996 were originally selected to represent a cross section of the U.S. population of young persons in 1997. This is now the 17th round of interviews.

Benefits associated with the Field Interviewer position
  • An opportunity to work on an important, national research project
  • Temporary employment with hourly pay and retirement benefits, subject to eligibility
  • Field interviewers get to work on a project that will affect government policy and meet interesting people while conducting the in-person interviews on an important topic.

Learn more about the Field Interviewer position:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree or college coursework in social science or related field preferred)
  • Previous data collection or field interviewing experience highly preferred
  • Familiarity and comfort using computers and accessing the internet is strongly preferred
  • A car will be required for the interviewing task.
  • NORC also requires interviewers to have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage as required by NORC.
  • In addition to meeting specific job requirements, employees hired for this position must present evidence of their identity and authorization to work in the United States (I9 documentation) and must undergo a background check.
Successful applicants must be available to work approximately 25 hours/week on a flexible schedule including some week nights and week-ends. Work hours will vary with the progress of the data collection effort throughout the field period.

Find out more and apply here