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Field Interviewer - NIS

Company: RTI International
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The pay rate for this full-time position is $23.00 /hour. Hourly wage is based on experience and geographical location.Eligible for health benefits as well as access to an employee discount program.Travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable. Field Interviewers are responsible forWorking daytime hours Monday - Friday, some evenings, and possible weekendsMaking in-person contact with selected inmates in correctional facilities, including one on one contact with inmates in a private setting to discuss the study, answer questions, and obtain participationAdministering computer questionnaires and providing instructions via audio headphonesCollecting confidential information and administering standardized questionnairesIndependently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls, and completing online trainingsAdhering to the rules of the correctional facilities while conducting interviewsProviding prompt, reliable, and accurate reporting to both On-site Supervisor (OS) and Field Supervisor (FS)Working as a team and follow Onsite Supervisor instructions, as well as work independentlyMaintaining a professional attitude and ability to effectively communicate with facility staffWhen working in the field, must be willing to agree to any COVID-19 related protocols put in place by RTI. These could include, among others, wearing face coverings or respiratory protection, and completing a Workplace Health Pledge. All safety supplies required for use on the project will be provided by RTINational Inmate Survey - (NIS)RTI International has been conducting the National Inmate Survey (NIS) since its inception. This is the fourth round of NIS data collection. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), as of the end of 2017, there were about 1.5 million inmates in federal or state prisons across the nation. With these large numbers often come overcrowded conditions and the possibility of inmate sexual victimization. Inmates are under the care of federal or state authorities, and as such, should be safe from victimization to the extent prevention of such activities is possible. Congress recognized that not enough was known about sexual assault within correctional facilities and set aside funding to support research and technical assistance. The law requires the BJS to develop a national data collection on the incidence and prevalence of sexual victimization within correctional facilities. Field Interviewers will be working on the adult correctional facilities component. The purpose of the study is to gather information about the prevalence of sexual assault in correctional facilities around the nation. To address existing problems in collecting data, the NIS uses audio computer-assisted self-interviews (ACASI). The ACASI methodology involves inmates responding to a computer questionnaire using a touch screen, following audio instructions delivered by headphones. Minimum Required QualificationsMust be at least 21 years old at time of employmentMust possess High School Diploma or GEDPossess effective communication skills through speech and listening, and fluency in English through reading, writing, and speakingAvailable for entire training and data collection periodAble to successfully complete trainingMust have a valid driver's license and reliable personal automobile available for business useAble to keep project information confidentialAble to work up to 40 hours per week when facilities are scheduled for data collection, based on the availability of the facilities and inmatesAvailable for overnight travel for a week at a time; staying in a hotel Sunday - Friday if assigned to work at a remote facilityStaff may stay at home if location is within 100 miles of the assigned week's facilityPreferred Qualifications for Ideal CandidatesPositive, self-motivated, curious, and enjoy interacting with people from culturally diverse backgroundsEffective time, schedule, and workload management skills to meet set deadlinesComputer skills, namely email and internet proficiencyAccess to password-protected Wi-Fi connection for data transmissions and administrative responsibilitiesInstitutional data collection experience preferredBilingual (English/Spanish) preferredThe data collection period is expected to be July, 2023 through October, 2023On average, you will be needed full-time approximately 40 hours per week when work is availableOn average, you should be available to work in the field 5 days each weekThe majority of this work is anticipated to be during weekdays and during daytime hoursEach of your trips to the field are expected to be at least 6 hours longAll new hires are required to successfully complete a paid 2-day virtual training scheduled for June, 2023. Additional training requirements include:Participating in on-the-job training with a mentor or field supervisor, as neededSuccessfully completing a self-administered home study prior to trainingParticipating in any state facility-level training or orientation requirements prior to beginning data collectionWork will be conducted in: Seward, AK; Kuna, ID; Deer Lodge, MT; Wilsonville, OR; Salem, OR; Ontario, OR; Airway Heights, WA; Monroe, WARTI 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 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.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 competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life insurance, a health savings account (HSA), and access to a 401(k) retirement plan. 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 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.PDN-990b162e-1dfc-4df2-9791-d73af748d2ea

Keywords: RTI International, Seattle , Field Interviewer - NIS, Other , Seattle, Washington

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