Field Interviewer - Part-time at RTI International in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

The pay rate for this part-time position is $20 / hr based on experience and geographic location.

  • This position falls under the U.S. Department of Labor Service Contract Act (SCA). In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare stipend of $4.98 per hour will be provided for up to 40 hours per week.

  • You are also eligible to receive pay for up to 10 holidays and annual vacation time payout, as well as access to an employee discount program.

  • Travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable.

  • RTI International Field Interviewers also get the opportunity to make a difference in their local community as well as an opportunity to work for a company named by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023!

Field Interviewers​ are responsible for

  • Traveling frequently to selected locations to recruit study participants

  • 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

  • Transmitting data as scheduled

  • Assuming full and legal responsibility for use and care of project-issued equipment

  • Safeguarding any participant incentives, issued equipment, or project materials against damage, loss, or theft

  • Assuming responsibility for and carefully tracking all participant incentives

  • Submitting timely and accurate Time & Expense reports

  • Attending virtually scheduled meetings with other members of the project team

  • Approaching selected households without a prior appointment

  • Working and driving after dark

  • Participating in weekly scheduled calls with the Field Supervisor

RTI International is seeking Part-Time Field Interviewers to work on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), a government-sponsored research study that has been conducted since 1971. This important study provides up-to-date information on alcohol, tobacco, drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States.

​As a field interviewer you will contact selected households and communicate the importance of participating in NSDUH. Successful field interviewers need to be self-motivated, outgoing, and able to work a variable schedule working when respondents are likely at home. The ideal candidate is someone looking for a long-term career, passionate about the health and well-being of their community, and does not want to work in an office.

​For more details on NSDUH please visit:

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years old at time of employment

  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED

  • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening

  • 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

  • Comfortable using RTI issued tablet, laptop and other associated equipment

  • Access to password protected WiFi connection for data transmission and administrative responsibilities

  • Able to keep project information confidential

  • Willingness to work in various types of weather conditions and after dark

Preferred Qualifications for Ideal Candidates

  • 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, including email and internet proficiency

  • Be comfortable working in unfamiliar areas

  • Maintain required system updates to project equipment, and completion of administrative tasks

  • The data collection period is expected to start in September 2024

  • On average, you will be needed part-time approximately 25 hours per week when work is available

  • On average, you should be available to work in the field 4 days 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 4 hours long

All new hires are required to successfully complete a paid virtual training program. Training requirements include:

  • ​Completion of pre-training courses

  • ​Attend a 5-day virtual training. Each training day will consist of: 4 hours of instructor-led live training via zoom, 2-3 hours of independently completed tasks including online courses, and 2 hours live zoom assistance provided after class for those wanting or requiring extra help

  • ​Following training you must complete and pass a certification demonstrating your ability to complete a NSDUH interview

  • All trainings are mandatory

NoneRTI 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 approach--one 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.

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