Field Research/Data Collector

Penn State University

Philadelphia Area
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Vice President of Research
Social Science Research Institute/Survey Research Center
Full/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.

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