ICF Consulting Group, Inc. School Survey Data Collector - Austin / Houston, TX in Austin, Texas

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DATA COLLECTOR - SCHOOL SURVEYS

2019 NATIONAL YOUTH TOBACCO SURVEY (NYTS)

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT, JANUARY—MAY 2019

ICF is seeking one field data collection staff person in Austin / Houston, TX for the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). The NYTS documents tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, and exposure to influences that promote or discourage tobacco use among students in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the CDC, Office on Smoking and Health (OSH).

Field Staff training for will occur January 28-January 30, 2019 at the Rockville, MD office of ICF. Data collection will immediately follow training for approximately 8-10 weeks. If you have an interest in the health behavior of adolescents and can commit yourself full-time, you may be a good fit for this field staff position. This is an opportunity to be involved in an important survey on topics of utmost importance to the nation. If hired, you will work in various locations around the country. You may be on the road for one or more weeks at a time without returning home. Some locations may be in your state, while others will be in one or more other states. The travel requirement is NOT negotiable. This position is NOT recommended for students enrolled in spring semester courses that require weekly class attendance or for those who for other reasons need to go home on a scheduled weekly basis.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as on-site liaison with school personnel, working with school administrators, teachers, etc.

  • Work independently or as a member of a survey administration team

  • Receive assignments via the Internet-based project system

  • Travel among schools in assigned locations and report regularly to Survey Supervisor

  • Administer an electronic tablet based survey to students in 1-8 classes per school

  • Perform quality control on the collected information and transfer data, following established protocols

  • Complete required documentation for each visited school via an online system

  • Coordinate scheduling and follow-up for the conduct of makeup surveys, as required

  • Transport, synchronize, charge and update survey collection tablets

  • Maintain expense logs and progress reports

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College graduate. Ideal for retired teachers, school administrators, and current graduate/thesis students able to work full-time with no travel restrictions

  • Familiarity and comfort using an electronic tablet device such as an iPad, Kindle or Samsung Galaxy

  • Experience working with schools and children, particularly in middle and high school settings

  • Experience speaking in front of large groups

  • Experience in field data collection, survey/social science research, sales, or marketing

  • Computer skills, including navigating the Internet, using web applications, emailing and attaching files

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 50 lbs. of survey materials, including electronic devices and other supplies

  • Extremely well-organized, with a strong eye for detail

  • Comfort with technology and troubleshooting common IT errors

  • Capable of motivating others to cooperate

  • Ability to adhere to strict time schedules and arrive on time and prepared for all appointments

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Have a cell phone for use in the field

  • High degree of self-confidence and the ability to deal with difficult situations in a calm/professional manner

  • Have a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle in good condition that you do not share with others

  • Ability and willingness to travel by yourself

  • Have a valid major credit card, with available funds for travel expenses incurred

  • Ability to read aloud in a clear speaking voice in front of a large group

  • Ability to stay away from home for 1 or more week at a time

PAYMENT FOR TRAINING:

Assuming completion of all three days of training (January 28-30, 2019), additional tasks immediately after training, and acceptable performance during training, you may expect to be paid $720 pre-tax. If you are required to travel to training by air, rail, or bus, the cost of coach-class fare will be pre-paid for your transportation to ICF’s Headquarters in Rockville, MD. ICF will also pre-pay for a hotel room for your stay at training.

PAYMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION:

Assuming acceptable performance, you can expect to work on a temporary, on-call basis for approximately 8-10 weeks; with 8 weeks of guaranteed pay (at $720 pre-tax, based on 40 hours) for weeks that you have assignments. The eight guaranteed weeks may not be consecutive due to school calendars.There may be additional opportunities to extend survey administration beyond ten weeks, depending on acceptable performance and school scheduling needs.

Your pay includes compensation for your time to do the following: (1) make advance calls to schools before the date of data collection; (2) organize the survey materials before going to the school; (3) travel to and from the school; (4) meet with the school contact and teacher(s) and survey students; (5) review the survey materials and tablets after every administration; (6) update the project’s online system with collection details; (7) upload and synchronize collected data; (8) follow up with the school about the return of make-ups, missing classes and/or forms; and (9) maintain communication with your supervisor.

For travel in your vehicle to conduct the survey work, you will be reimbursed according to the federal government privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rate, which is currently at $0.545 per mile, plus tolls and parking. In addition, all your allowable travel expenses at locations away from home will be reimbursed within the allowable federal government per diem guidelines.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

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About ICFICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.