Part Time Field Interviewer, National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being( Carlsbad, NM )



Part-time work paying $17.23 per hour plus $4.23 Health & Welfare benefit, a total of $21.46 per hour!

RTI International (RTI) is currently seeking Part-Time Field Representatives in certain geographical locations to work on a government sponsored research study. Field Representatives will work on the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) and will be responsible for conducting computer-assisted interviews with caregivers, children, and investigative caseworkers.


Eddy County, NM

COVID-19 Considerations

RTI is concerned for the health and safety of our field staff and survey respondents in communities across the United States.  RTI currently expects to be able to conduct in-person field work on the NSCAW study in certain geographical locations beginning in the Fall of 2020.  However, RTI’s own epidemiologists and health experts are actively monitoring and analyzing COVID-19 public health data in all the areas across the United States to ensure that conducting in-person field work in these geographical locations is safe for staff and for the survey respondents.  Therefore, any hiring activities for this position will be contingent upon RTI being able to conduct in-person field work on the NSCAW study in the geographical areas for which RTI is hiring. 

The position is part-time, offering roughly 20-25 hours per week between September 2021 – August 2024. We are interested in individuals who can work a flexible schedule. This would include weekend hours (Day/Night) and weekday hours (Day/Night). Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Conduct valid, high quality in-person interviews, and child assessments in compliance with all project protocols covered at training and documented in the project manual.
  • Adhere to a schedule set by supervisor that ensures respondents are contacted in a timely fashion.
  • Need to be available to conduct interviewing during the field collection period, as follows:
    • At least 20-25 hours per week, but sometimes as much as 40 hours per week (in weeks involving mandatory training). Note the number of hours in each work week may fluctuate depending on case load.
    • Work a flexible schedule that includes weekday day and night shifts and weekend day and night shifts.
    • Must be able to spend at least 4 hours (not counting travel time) locating and contacting selected respondents on each field visit when work is plentiful.


  • Positive, self-motivated
  • Effective interpersonal and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience using a laptop computer.
  • Reliable personal automobile and phone available for business use.
  • A valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance as required by your state.
  • Regular access to an in-home internet connection for data transmissions.
  • At least 21 years of age by the first date of employment.
  • Availability for overnight travel either by personal automobile as required for project trainings and other activities.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


  • Must be physically able to carry the necessary equipment, including a laptop computer. The total weight of required equipment for a child/caregiver interview visit is approximately 20 pounds.
  • Must be physically able to go up and down stairs with equipment if necessary.
  • Must be willing to agree to any COVID-19-related protocols put in place by RTI.  These could include, among others, wearing face coverings, gloves, taking temperatures daily, social distancing with survey respondents, and/or completing a health pledge. All safety supplies required for use on the project will be provided by RTI.


  • One year of experience directly or indirectly related to interviewing respondents on field studies is preferred.
  • Experience conducting direct assessments with children including the following assessments: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT-2), and the Woodcock Johnson (WJ-III) is preferred but not required.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or have completed at least 3 years towards a degree in clinical or counseling psychology or a degree in a related field such as clinical social work; If no degree, must have relative experience such as interviewing children, interviewing adults, working with caseworkers, or experience/extensive knowledge of child assessments.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speaker preferred.


  • This position falls under the U.S. Department of Labor Service Contract Act (SCA). Hourly wage will be determined based on the county in which work is being performed. The pay rate for Eddy County, NM is $17.23/hour. In addition to hourly pay, a Health and Welfare stipend of $4.27 per hour will be provided for up to 40 hours per week.
  • Project related mileage would be reimbursed at the government rate, currently $.56/mile and there is a per diem for overnight travel.

An online training session is scheduled for 2 weeks in September; specific dates are to be determined. An in-person training may be required in the future. Attendance at training is mandatory. Completion of training marked by a passing score on a child assessment certification is required to continue with the project. Must be able to join online trainings via Zoom. Must have reliable internet.


Part time
Carlsbad, NM 88220, US