NORC Field Interviewer - AmeriSpeak - Goldsboro, NC in Goldsboro, North Carolina

Field Interviewer - AmeriSpeak - Goldsboro, NC

Job no: 493682

Work type: Intermittent

Location: Goldsboro, NC

Capability Area: Field


NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive Field Interviewers to help conduct interviews for the AmeriSpeak 2018 Panel. The 2018 AmeriSpeak Panel invites Americans to join a research community and periodically answer questionnaires on a variety of topics. Community members can complete these questionnaires either online or via phone.

Interviewers will either make phone or in-person outreach to encourage one or possibly two adults in the HH to complete enrollment. Interviewers will be issued a tablet with internet access for case management, contacting respondents, and assisting respondents in completing enrollment. Each respondent who agrees to participate will receive $50 either in cash when completing with the interviewer present, or in AmeriPoints if completing without the interviewer present, which can be instantly redeemed for debit cards, gift cards, or donated.


​​​​​​​​NORC field interviewers are vital to our nationwide survey research operation. They talk to people from every conceivable walk of life—by telephone and in person—to obtain information on issues like health care, employment, and education.

The work we do at NORC has lasting social significance, and the data we gather helps legislators and others involved in setting policy make informed decisions for the welfare of all Americans in an increasingly complex society.

The interview is the basic tool by which we are able to provide this data and the interviewer is the one who makes it all possible.

Our field interviewers tell us they enjoy meeting all kinds of people and seeing America from different points of view. If you are curious about the world around you, are open to meeting new people, and like facing new challenges, this may well be the job for you.


  • Interviewers are expected to follow the Basic Interviewing Techniques as described in their NORC Field Guide.

  • Interviewers must be able to regularly work evenings and weekends.

  • Interviewers must be comfortable with learning how to use the project issued tablet, related tablet applications, such as the instrument, case management and time and expense apps.

  • Interviewers are expected to work productively and efficiently. This is a part-time, temporary position, usually 20-25 hours per week, with short periods of up to 40 hours per week. Actual hours worked may vary during the assignment

  • Assignments may vary based on the number of respondents in specified locations. We attempt to cluster assignments geographically, but it may be necessary to travel longer distances in some situations.

  • Field Interviewers are responsible for documenting all contact attempts and activity as a record in our case management system in a consistent and professional manner (known as ROCs – entered electronically).There is a weekly review process on this project. Cost and production goals and data quality review will be set for each field interviewer according to case management.

  • Validation of work and related activities will be completed by survey staff.

  • Data quality expectations for this project will be outlined in training and throughout the data collection period. Each interviewer is expected to meet or exceed data quality targets.

  • Reliable transportation and personal phone required.

  • Certain amounts of auto insurance required.


Interviewers are expected to work productively and efficiently. This is a part-time, temporary position, usually 20-25 hours per week. There will be two weeks with mailings to households during the field period. Interviewers will be especially busy in these weeks following these mailings. Depending on location and comfort working by phone, some interviewers could have more or less work than the project average. The first week of each additional case release will require a minimum of 20 hours of work.

Data collection will begin on June 14, 2018 and last for twelve weeks, ending September 2, 2018.


New hire interviewers will be required to attend a general training on June 2nd and 3rd, followed by a project training from June 4ththrough June 13th, which will be conducted by telephone.


  • An opportunity to work on an important national research project

  • Temporary employment with hourly pay and retirement benefits, subject to eligibility

  • Field interviewers get to work on a project that will affect government policy and meet interesting people.

Learn more about the Field Interviewer position:


In addition to meeting specific job requirements, employees hired for this position must present evidence of their identity and authorization to work in the United States (I9 documentation). We also require: a valid drivers license (exceptions can be made for applicants from major urban centers such as New York City), proof of auto liability insurance and unlimited use of an automobile in good working condition; a working home phone number; ability to carry a laptop computer and survey documents and supplies, and availability to attend in-person, paid training s​e​​ssions (no exceptions).


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

Advertised: March 29, 2018Eastern Daylight Time

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