NHATS 2024 – Data Collector (Rock Island, IL)

compensation: The hourly pay rate for this assignment is $19.24.
employment type: part-time
job title: Data Collector

Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence to collect data for the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), an important study funded by the National Institute on Aging in a cooperative agreement with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

NHATS data collectors will locate, gain cooperation, and use Westat equipment including but not limited to a laptop, smartphone, and tablet to interview Medicare recipients age 65 years and older, in their homes for a longitudinal study. The interview takes approximately two and a half hours and takes place in person. The interview covers issues regarding how life changes as we age. Data collectors must regularly receive and transmit data via high-speed internet connection and report progress and costs to their supervisor on a weekly basis.

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. Based on recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities, we require staff to protect and monitor their health while working on their assignment. The use of personal protective equipment, regular testing for COVID-19, or other screening activities may be required. Due to study protocols, client requirements, the sample population and public health regulations, field employees hired on NHATS 2024 must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire, and follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must:

  • Be 18 or older (or an emancipated minor) with the ability to enter binding confidentiality agreements to protect project information;
  • Be available to complete a fully-remote, virtual training program between Wednesday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 14, 2024, which will include hard-copy materials and TEAMS training sessions; and
  • Be available to attend a mandatory out-of-town, in-person training Monday, August 19 – Saturday, August 24, 2024.
  • NHATS Data Collectors must successfully complete training and demonstrate the physical activities component.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Reside in the geographic location determined by the project;
  • Be available to work during the data collection period of August 2024 through April 2025;
  • Be available to work 20+ hours per week; at least 6 hours per day, 4 weekdays per week, when work is available;
  • Be able to communicate multiple times per week with our assigned supervisor, during the training period;
  • Be willing to drive locally throughout the county or surrounding counties to complete project work;
  • Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations, which include lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds of equipment and materials; walking a few blocks; climbing a flight of stairs while carrying equipment; kneeling or bending to mark out a walking course; and demonstrating and assisting respondents with the physical activities component;
  • Have regular and reliable access to a secure high-speed internet connection. The training program requires internet access for eLearning training modules, online classrooms, and TEAMS video calls;
  • Have consistent access to a fully insured, reliable vehicle;
  • Have a current and valid driver’s license that is not under suspension; and
  • Have work experience in jobs requiring public contact such as sales, teaching, real estate, or social work.
  • Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, motor vehicle driving record history, and criminal or sexual offender records history.

    This is a part-time variable hour, non-exempt position eligible for overtime pay. This position is not initially eligible for health insurance. The hourly rate for this position is dependent on geographic location. This position qualifies for sick leave pay based on hours worked. Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be eligible for consideration for reassignment on other Westat field data collection projects if they become available.

    This opportunity will be posted for a minimum of 7 days, and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

    Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.

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    Westat is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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