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Westat is currently seeking motivated and detail-oriented individuals to work as Field Interviewers for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a continuing, national study of healthcare costs and usage in the United States.
This Federal Government project is subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA). The hourly rate for this position is determined by the location where work is performed. In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare payment of $4.57, which may be reduced based on group benefit election, will be paid weekly for up to 40 work hours per week. Paid training. While working in the field, travel time and mileage is reimbursed.
MEPS, a continuing study since 1996, is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. MEPS Field Interviewers conduct computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI), in person, using a Westat-provided laptop computer with adult members of households that are part of a nationally representative sample. When approved by their supervisor, field interviewers may conduct in-person, computer-assisted video interviews (CAVI) by telephone with some households. Field interviewers are responsible for contacting these households in-person and/or by phone to gain cooperation—setting appointments, conducting interviews using a Westat-provided laptop computer, and collecting MEPS-related electronically signed and/or hard-copy documents. Field interviewers report regularly to a field supervisor, complete and submit administrative paperwork, and comply with data security and confidentiality requirements.
Westat has a long-standing policy to protect the health of our staff and the general public. Based on recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities, we continue to require staff to protect and monitor their health while working on their assignment. The use of personal protective equipment or screening activities may be required, depending upon the specific study’s protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.
Zoom, or MS TEAMS may be used to conduct interviews with candidates for this position.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, motor vehicle driving record history, and criminal or sexual offender records history.
This is a part-time non-exempt position not initially eligible for health insurance. This position is eligible for overtime pay, sick leave, paid vacation, and holiday leave based on hours worked. All field positions are eligible to participate in the 401(k) program (employer matching is dependent on hours worked and disbursement is subject to program rules). Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be eligible for consideration for reassignment on other Westat field data collection projects if they become available.
This opportunity will be posted for a minimum of seven days and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
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Westat is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.