Field Research/Data Collector

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office Of The Vice President For Research
SSRI/Survey Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Survey Research Center at Penn State is currently looking to hire part-time field research staff to administer surveys to elementary students and conduct observations in schools in Jersey City, NJ. Successful candidates will be able to follow a very specific protocol; be available to attend mandatory 2 - 4 days paid local in-person training in September; be available to work from September through May and also available to work a minimum of 40 hours per month during the school day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) for a minimum of three days per week. Hours worked per week will vary based on time of year, with the busiest times being in September/October, January, and April/May. Applicants should be willing to travel locally and have regular and reliable transportation and regular and reliable access to telephone service. Candidates must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with reasonable accommodations: lift and carry 10 - 15 pounds of equipment and materials and climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment. Must have research experience or experience working with elementary-aged children; have strong reading and verbal skills and have basic experience with computer and Internet technology. Must be capable of establishing and maintaining a good rapport with study respondents; be self-motivated, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented; have the ability to keep detailed records of all work activities and administrative tasks; pass a criminal record check and obtain required clearances. The desirable criteria are: previous research experience; have an education or psychology background; obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; have experience working or teaching in school settings; have experience conducting observations in classroom settings.

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