Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence to collect data for an important study conducted for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Westat is working with BJS to redesign its National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is administered for BJS by the Census. The NCVS is the only national source of data on victimization not reported to law enforcement. As part of the redesign effort, Westat is conducting a field test comparing the current NCVS instrument with the redesigned version developed by BJS and Westat. NSCS Interviewers will contact households and will conduct the initial screenings to determine participant eligibility, gain respondent cooperation, and administer interviews using computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI) on a Westat-provided laptop computer.
Be at least 18 years old.
Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Be available to complete approximately 40 hours of comprehensive remote training prior to in-person training that includes web-based lessons, independent practice and coached training sessions; and
Be available to attend a one-day, in-person training session at Westat in Rockville, MD, scheduled the week of October 21, 2019.
Live in the geographic work area defined by the project sample;.
Be available to work during the data collection period from October 28, 2019, through May 31, 2020.
Be available to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, mostly evenings and weekends, when work is available.
Be willing to travel locally for project work.
Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable
-Lift and carry 20 pounds of equipment and materials;
-Walk 2 blocks; and
-Climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment/materials.
Have regular and reliable access to telephone service with a long-distance calling feature, either
landline or cellular.
Have regular and reliable access to a high-speed Internet connection.
Have regular and reliable access to an insured vehicle.
Have a valid (current) driver's license that is not under suspension.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for this position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
This is a variable hour, non-exempt position eligible for overtime pay. This position is not initially eligible for health insurance. The pay rate for this position is dependent on geographic location and level of experience.
Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.
To apply, go to www.westat.com/fieldjobs and enter 14986BR in the space provided or: Apply for job
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