Interviewer/Child Assessors

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President for Research
Survey Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University Survey Research Center is looking for reliable people to conduct in-person research interviews with youth in Harrisburg, PA. Responsibilities include - verbally reading survey questions to a child and recording his/her answers (via electronic web-based survey). Survey questions include some sensitive information, so assessor must be comfortable working with children, collecting 6 saliva samples from child throughout the interview via passive drool into a tube, collect skin conductance measures from child via pressing a button on an ankle band, and leading the child to and from a different room where they complete a stress task (run by other experimenters). All session are held at 4:00 p.m. in the Harrisburg area. Candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends, have reliable transportation, a working phone number, and be technically savvy with access to the Internet. Must consent to criminal background checks and be available to attend in-person, paid training sessions. Research experience or experience as an interviewer/assessor desired. This position includes a competitive wage. This is a part-time position with work hours averaging 40 to 50 hours per month however, we cannot guarantee this number of hours consistently.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088