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Vital Research

Field Interviewer

– Steuben, New York
Employment Type Part-Time
Compensation $20.00 hr.

2019 New York National Core Indicators Project

                           Field Interviewers


Vital Research is seeking Field Interviewers throughout the state of New York who can serve as exceptional additions to our team. Field Interviewers complete face-to-face interviews with individuals who have a developmental disability. This is a 4-month project beginning Mid-May 2019 to August 2019 (or until 600 interviews have been completed across the state). Once Field Interviewers successfully complete training, they become part of a team of 25 individuals responsible for interviewing throughout New York.

New York is participating in the National Core Indicators-Developmental Disabilities (NCI-DD) Survey, which is a voluntary effort to assess and monitor quality of life and outcomes for individuals receiving services and support from state-funded programs. Becoming a Field Interviewer for the 2019 NCI Project is a way to give individuals a voice in the future of disability services in New York.



Trained Field Interviewers schedule and conduct face-to-face interviews with persons with disabilities in their home. Field Interviewers:

  • Call potential participants/guardians to schedule interviews
  • Organize and manage own interview schedule
  • Conduct on average 10 face-to-face interviews per week, each lasting 30-45 minutes
  • Download and print one-page assignment sheets for up to 200 participants from a secure file-sharing website using a personal printer (publicly accessed printers are not allowed)
  • Administer and record interview responses accurately using a provided tablet computer
  • Upload completed interviews and other updates daily using a secure WiFi connection
  • Comply with confidentiality, federal HIPAA regulations
  • Adhere to data security requirements, including current anti-virus and malware protection software, and performance of data security checks
  • Participate in weekly or bi-weekly conference calls
  • Track and submit accurate time sheets



Field Interviewers should be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and display a willingness to learn. In addition to attending and passing a mandatory 2-day, paid training in Albany anticipated in mid-end of May 2019, the following requirements must be met:

  • Experience interacting with persons who have a disability in a work, volunteer, or personal environment
  • Awareness and sensitivity to issues of illness, disability, and communication challenges
  • Comfort making “cold calls” to schedule interviews with individuals who may not expect a phone call
  • Communicate skillfully and in a timely manner via email, phone, and face-to-face
  • Proficient with email, uploading/downloading files, Internet use, and troubleshooting possible technical glitches
  • Read, type, and record responses accurately on a handheld tablet computer
  • Flexibility to work independently and schedule interviews within a set timeline
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver license/automobile insurance
  • Business casual dress (no denim, shorts, t-shirts, or open-toed shoes)
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking, while not required, is a plus


This is a part-time, temporary position. Actual hours worked will vary.

  • $20/hour for work time (which includes: conducting interviews, making phone calls, scheduling, etc.)
  • Mileage, drive time, and other reimbursements also included.


For consideration, please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume.


Company Overview

Vital Research is a national research consulting firm, founded in 1982, specializing in delivering quality social science research. Our team executes research, evaluation, and survey projects to clients across 37 states spanning multiple industries. The result — we help clients answer key questions, generate useful findings, and transform communities. Visit us at 

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