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NSDUH Bilingual Part-Time Field Representative

Company: RTI International
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Job Description:



Job DescriptionNSDUH Part-Time Field Representative (Field Interviewer/Data Collector)

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

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for a part-time, long-term career with a variable schedule that allows you to work independently and not be stuck in an office. As a Part-Time Field Interviewer, you will interact with others and approach selected households without a prior appointment. You must be able to commit to working weekday evening and weekend hours (both Saturday and Sunday) without exception. On occasion, daytime work on weekdays may also be necessary.

If you're interested in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and passionate about the health and well-being of your community, this may be the job for you. Qualified candidates MUST be able to work when respondents are available and be comfortable working a consistent, varied schedule to accommodate project needs.

Location Requirements:

Applicants must live in the Brownsville or San Benito area. Ideal candidates will live in zip codes 78526 or San Benito 78586 area.

Field Interviewers are responsible for:



  • Making in-person contact with selected households to discuss the study, answer questions and obtain participation
  • Collecting confidential information and administering the NSDUH interview
  • Working a fluid schedule of approximately 20-25 hours a week, mostly evenings and weekends (both Saturday and Sunday), when work is available
  • Independently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls and completing online trainings

    Minimum Required Qualifications:


    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Must be at least 21 years old at time of employment.
    • Possess effective communication skills through speech and listening, and 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.
    • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on a weekly and regular basis.
    • Able to keep project information confidential.
    • Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

      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, namely email and internet proficiency

        Additional Location Specifics:

        This position requires overnight travel of approximately 3 trips per quarter of 5 nights per trip. Fully bilingual English/Spanish required.

        Pay Rate

        This position falls under the U.S. Department of Labor Service Contract Act (SCA). Hourly wage will be determined based on the county in which work is being performed. The pay rate for Cameron County, Texas is $17.16/hour. In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare stipend of $4.54 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.

        This position on the NSDUH project offers:


        • Paid training from March 19th - March 26th in North Carolina
        • Paid mileage for traveling to selected households
        • Access to 401(k) plan
        • Opportunity to work on a project that collects data to support planning for prevention and treatment programs that serve your community
        • Certified bilingual interviewers will be paid an additional $0.50 per hour

          For more information about this position, watch this informative video: https://vimeo.com/246310760.

          Apply here to begin the conversation about this position. Interviews are ongoing, and the position will begin in March 2020.

          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 www.rti.org.

          Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above. Examples include: operating a computer, a phone, and other office machinery, driving to households; walking from car to household; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between households; ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines;, ability to work a varied schedule, including evening and weekend hours based on project needs; consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

          Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1.

          For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found at https://www.rti.org/jobs.

          For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.

          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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