Field Interviewer

Penn State University

Philadelphia Area
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President for Research
SSRI/Survey Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State Survey Research Center is working with Bartram’s Garden to hire Southwest Philadelphia residents to conduct door-to-door surveys this fall. The surveys will give Southwest residents a chance to share their experiences and priorities with Bartram’s Garden facilities, programs, and civic engagement. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and be available to attend mandatory in-person training on October 6, 2017 at Bartram’s Garden. Minimum requirements for the position are: customer service experience or experience working with the public; live near the Bartram’s Garden area; be available to work for the entire period of October 6th through November 30th; be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, with mostly afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, when work is available; be flexible with the hours worked to accommodate respondent schedules; be able to travel to and within the neighborhoods surrounding Bartram’s Garden; have regular and reliable access to cellular telephone service; and be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodation. This includes the ability to lift and carry 10 - 15 pounds of equipment and materials with or without accommodation, walk two blocks at a time, and climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment. Candidates will also preferably have: 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; ability to communicate with people from all walks of life and socio-economic groups; excellent computer skills (be able to access and browse the Internet, use the keyboard, send/receive email); capability of establishing and maintaining a good rapport with resident survey participants; strong organization skills, self-motivation and attention to detail; 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.

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