Field Research/Interviewer Supervisor

Penn State University

Philadelphia Area
Campus City:
Philadelphia, 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:


Penn State University will be collecting data in the neighborhoods around Rail Park and East Parkside and Cobb`s Creek and hiring a resident to supervise interviewers conducting 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, and be available to attend mandatory in-person training at a site near the neighborhoods mentioned. Minimum requirements for the position are: live near the area; be available to work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week, with mostly afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, when work is available; be able to organize and supervise field interviewers to collect data door to door, and be available to answer questions from field interviewers and address issues as they arise; be able to keep detailed records of all work activities and ability to complete administrative tasks on time and accurately to be submitted to the project manager; be able to work independently; have strong reading and verbal skills; have regular and reliable access to cellular phone service; be able to communicate with people from all walks of life and socio-economic groups; have excellent computer skills (be able to access and browse the Internet, use the keyboard, send/receive email) and assist field interviewers with technology issues; be capable of establishing and maintaining a good rapport with interviewers, resident survey participants and research team; be available to fill in for interviewers if necessary; 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, walk two blocks at a time, and climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment. 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