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DATA COLLECTOR - SCHOOL SURVEYS
2019 NATIONAL YOUTH TOBACCO SURVEY (NYTS)
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT, JANUARY—MAY 2019
ICF is seeking one field data collection staff person in Detroit, Michigan for the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). The NYTS documents tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, and exposure to influences that promote or discourage tobacco use among students in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the CDC, Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).
Field Staff training for will occur January 28-January 30, 2019 at the Rockville, MD office of ICF. Data collection will immediately follow training for approximately 8-10 weeks. If you have an interest in the health behavior of adolescents and can commit yourself full-time, you may be a good fit for this field staff position. This is an opportunity to be involved in an important survey on topics of utmost importance to the nation. If hired, you will work in various locations around the country. You may be on the road for one or more weeks at a time without returning home. Some locations may be in your state, while others will be in one or more other states. The travel requirement is NOT negotiable. This position is NOT recommended for students enrolled in spring semester courses that require weekly class attendance or for those who for other reasons need to go home on a scheduled weekly basis.
Act as on-site liaison with school personnel, working with school administrators, teachers, etc.
Work independently or as a member of a survey administration team
Receive assignments via the Internet-based project system
Travel among schools in assigned locations and report regularly to Survey Supervisor
Administer an electronic tablet based survey to students in 1-8 classes per school
Perform quality control on the collected information and transfer data, following established protocols
Complete required documentation for each visited school via an online system
Coordinate scheduling and follow-up for the conduct of makeup surveys, as required
Transport, synchronize, charge and update survey collection tablets
Maintain expense logs and progress reports
College graduate. Ideal for retired teachers, school administrators, and current graduate/thesis students able to work full-time with no travel restrictions
Familiarity and comfort using an electronic tablet device such as an iPad, Kindle or Samsung Galaxy
Experience working with schools and children, particularly in middle and high school settings
Experience speaking in front of large groups
Experience in field data collection, survey/social science research, sales, or marketing
Computer skills, including navigating the Internet, using web applications, emailing and attaching files
Ability to lift and transport up to 50 lbs. of survey materials, including electronic devices and other supplies
Extremely well-organized, with a strong eye for detail
Comfort with technology and troubleshooting common IT errors
Capable of motivating others to cooperate
Ability to adhere to strict time schedules and arrive on time and prepared for all appointments
Professional appearance and demeanor
Have a cell phone for use in the field
High degree of self-confidence and the ability to deal with difficult situations in a calm/professional manner
Have a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle in good condition that you do not share with others
Ability and willingness to travel by yourself
Have a valid major credit card, with available funds for travel expenses incurred
Ability to read aloud in a clear speaking voice in front of a large group
Ability to stay away from home for 1 or more week at a time
PAYMENT FOR TRAINING:
Assuming completion of all three days of training (January 28-30, 2019), additional tasks immediately after training, and acceptable performance during training, you may expect to be paid $720 pre-tax. If you are required to travel to training by air, rail, or bus, the cost of coach-class fare will be pre-paid for your transportation to ICF’s Headquarters in Rockville, MD. ICF will also pre-pay for a hotel room for your stay at training.
PAYMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION:
Assuming acceptable performance, you can expect to work on a temporary, on-call basis for approximately 8-10 weeks; with 8 weeks of guaranteed pay (at $720 pre-tax, based on 40 hours) for weeks that you have assignments. The eight guaranteed weeks may not be consecutive due to school calendars.There may be additional opportunities to extend survey administration beyond ten weeks, depending on acceptable performance and school scheduling needs.
Your pay includes compensation for your time to do the following: (1) make advance calls to schools before the date of data collection; (2) organize the survey materials before going to the school; (3) travel to and from the school; (4) meet with the school contact and teacher(s) and survey students; (5) review the survey materials and tablets after every administration; (6) update the project’s online system with collection details; (7) upload and synchronize collected data; (8) follow up with the school about the return of make-ups, missing classes and/or forms; and (9) maintain communication with your supervisor.
For travel in your vehicle to conduct the survey work, you will be reimbursed according to the federal government privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rate, which is currently at $0.545 per mile, plus tolls and parking. In addition, all your allowable travel expenses at locations away from home will be reimbursed within the allowable federal government per diem guidelines.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
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