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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Data Collector - Texas Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Helena, Montana

ICF is seeking one field data collector in Dallas for the Texas Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The Texas YRBS documents the prevalence of priority health risk behaviors among students in grades 9-12. The YRBS is sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Training for the YRBS will occur in late late-September at the DSHS office in Austin. Data collection will immediately follow training for approximately eight weeks.

If you have an interest in the health behavior of adolescents and can commit yourself full-time, we encourage you to apply!

This is an opportunity to be involved in an important survey on topics of utmost importance to the city. If hired, you will work in various locations around the state. This position is NOT recommended for students enrolled in fall semester courses that require weekly class attendance.

Please note: Covid-19 precautions must be observed to include but not limited to social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and using sanitizer when advised.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive assignments via the Internet

  • Travel among schools in each location to administer a web survey to 1-4 classes per school

  • Act as on-site liaison with school personnel

  • May coordinate scheduling and follow-up on non-respondents and conduct makeup sessions

  • Perform quality control on the collected information and package it for return to the survey processing center

  • Complete required web-based documentation for each visited classroom

  • Maintain detailed logs and progress reports

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • College graduate. Ideal for retired teachers, school administrators, and current graduate/thesis students able to work full-time with no travel restrictions

  • Experience working with children, particularly in high school settings

  • Experience speaking in front of large groups

  • Experience in field data collection, survey/social science research, sales, or marketing

  • Computer skills, including navigating the Internet, using web applications, emailing and attaching files, and reasonable typing speed

  • Able to lift, carry, and transport up to 30 lbs. of data collection materials between classrooms and schools

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Extremely well-organized, with a strong eye for detail

  • Capable of motivating others to cooperate

  • Ability to adhere to strict time schedules and arrive on time and prepared for all appointments

  • Professional appearance and demeanor

  • Have a cell phone for use in the field

  • Have reliable internet access and device for receiving and sending information

  • High degree of self-confidence and the ability to deal with difficult situations in a calm/professional manner

  • Have a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle in good condition that you do not share with others

  • Ability and willingness to travel by yourself

  • Have a valid major credit card, with available funds for travel expenses incurred

  • Ability to read aloud in a clear speaking voice in front of a large group

PAYMENT FOR TRAINING & DATA COLLECTION WORK:

Assuming completion of the 2 day of training (late-September, 2021) and acceptable performance during training you will receive pay for 24 hours. For data collection at a school. you may expect to be paid your base hourly rate for 12 hours for one school, 24 hours for 2 schools, and 40 hours for 3 schools scheduled and surveyed in a week. Three weeks at 40 hours, are guaranteed during the study period. The 3 guaranteed weeks may not be consecutive. Travel by rail, or bus, the actual cost of fare will be reimbursed, and mileage will be at .56 cents per mile driven using your personal vehicle, plus tolls and parking.

Your pay includes compensation for your time to do the following: (1) make advance calls to schools before the date of data collection; (2) organize the survey materials before going to the school; (3) travel to and from the school; (4) meet with the school contact and teacher(s), and survey students; (5) review the survey materials after the administration; (6) update the project’s case management system with collection details; (7) return the data collected to the designated ICF office; (8) follow up with the school about the return of make-ups, missing classes and/or forms; and (9) maintain communication with your supervisor.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.

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