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Penn State University

Field Research/Data Collector, Rail Park

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Campus/Location: Philadelphia Area
Date Announced: 10/12/2018
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 83596
Full/Part Time: Part–Time


Penn State will be hiring residents in the neighborhoods around Rail Park and East Parkside and Cobb’s Creek to conduct door-to-door surveys this fall. The surveys will give residents a chance to share their experiences and priorities about facilities, programs, and civic engagement. Basic Qualifications: be at least 18 years old; be available to attend mandatory in-person training at a site near the neighborhoods mentioned. Minimum Requirements: Customer service experience or experience working with the public; be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, with mostly afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, when work is available. Must be flexible with the hours worked to accommodate respondent schedules; be able to travel to and within the neighborhoods surrounding Rail Park and East Parkside and Cobb’s Creek; be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations including: must lift and carry 10 – 15 pounds of equipment and materials, walk two blocks, climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment. Must have regular and reliable access to cellular telephone service. Preferred Criteria: Field data collection with household interviewing experience; prior experience conducting in-person household interviews using an iPad or tablet; ability to work independently; strong reading and verbal skills, and the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and socio-economic groups. Candidates should have excellent computer skills (be able to access and browse the Internet, use the keyboard, send/receive email); be capable of establishing and maintaining a good rapport with resident survey participants; be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented; ability to keep detailed records of all work activities and administrative tasks. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.


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