Part Time Field Interviewer, VIQI Study (Los Angeles, CA)

Job title: Part Time Field Interviewer, VIQI Study (Los Angeles, CA)

$19.93 per hour

Company: RTI International

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Part-time work paying $19.93 per hour plus $4.54 Health & Welfare benefit, a total of $24.47 per hour!


Los Angeles, CA

RTI International, is seeking part-time data collectors to work on an early childhood center-based research study. This important research study, led by MDRC, is designed to learn more about children’s experiences in preschool settings. Data collectors will travel to participating centers to collect parental consent forms from parents in participating preschools.

This position will offer, on average, 20 hours per week from August to early October 2021. Candidates must be available to work daytime, weekday hours, particularly between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. At times, evening hours may be required to attend parent events to intercept parents and present study information to the target population. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Additional work may be available past October as part of future phases of the study.


  • Attend a web-based project training and pass certification requirements set forth by the project.
  • Available to work, on average, 20 hours per week from August through early October 2021.
  • Be willing to travel reasonable distances to reach assigned sites.
  • Be comfortable working in a school setting, and in all types of neighborhoods.
  • Independently manage workload of approximately 2-3 early childhood centers.
  • Work with assigned early childhood centers to determine the best method for distributing consent forms to parents with children in participating classrooms.
  • Attend parent events to present the study to the target population and promote participation.
  • Travel to sampled early childhood centers to distribute and collect consent forms from parents during morning drop-off and pick-up times. It is expected you will visit a school a minimum of 2 days a week, covering both pickup and drop off times.
  • Schedule additional meetings with the center administrator to check on the status of parental permission forms and review any parent refusals received.
  • Track parental permission results, communications with center administrators, and log updates related to logistics.
  • Assume full responsibility for use and care of project equipment, taking reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard against damage, loss, or theft and return at the conclusion of the assignment or at a supervisor’s request.
  • Have strong attention to detail.
  • Be able to complete, organize, and safely store paperwork.
  • Adhere to all project deadlines and maintain accurate records of progress and administrative reports.
  • Complete all required activities in a professional manner, while maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all information acquired.
  • Must be willing to agree to any COVID-19-related protocols put in place by RTI. These could include, among others, wearing face coverings, gloves, taking temperatures daily, social distancing with survey respondents, and/or completing a health pledge. All safety supplies required for use on the project will be provided by RTI.


  • Have a minimum of an associate degree.
  • Have reliable transportation, either with a personal vehicle or public transportation.
  • A valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance as required by your state.
  • Have regular access to an in-home internet connection to complete data collection tasks.
  • Effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • To be considered, you must submit a resume to your application.


  • Experience working on school-based research studies, particularly in preschool settings.
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, or related field.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred.


  • 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 Los Angeles County, CA is $19.93/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.
  • Project related mileage would be reimbursed at the government rate, currently $.56/mile and there is a per diem for overnight travel.


Data Collectors are required to attend one of several web-based training sessions scheduled throughout August. Trainees must successfully complete training including online courses, teleconferences, and an oral certification to continue employment on the project.


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 .

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.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, and life insurance access to retirement savings programs such as a 401(k) plan and a health savings account, financial assistance with infertility treatments, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.

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

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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.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 22:19:37 GMT

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