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In-School Data Collector - TIMSS/ICILS

Company: RTI International
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The pay rate for this position is $19.00/hour. Hourly wage is based on experience and geographical location. Travel time and mileage is fully reimbursable.In-School Data Collectors/Test Administrators are responsible for Administering computer-based assessments to students in-person in schools Making contact with schools to discuss the study, answer questions, confirm participation and review/set up assessment logistics Collecting confidential information and administering standardized questionnaires Independently managing administrative duties, including participating in conference calls and completing online trainingsTraveling reasonable distances to reach assigned sites.Tracking parental permission results, communications with school coordinators, and log updates related to logistics.Reporting progress and problems to your supervisor during weekly conference calls and/or as needed.Using a laptop computer for project activities, including entering information in web-based systems, viewing electronic reports, and to send/receive email.Setting up and troubleshoot approximately 40 Chromebooks and an access point to establish connectivity and other technical issues.Being able to read text verbatim from paper documents and the computer.Promptly transmitting data after student sessions.Meeting with local principals or district personnel as needed to gain cooperation.Assuming full responsibility for use and care of the computers, taking reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard against damage, loss, or theft, and returning the laptop at the conclusion of the TIMSS/ICILS assignment or at a supervisors request.Adhering to all project deadlines and maintain accurate records of progress and administrative reports.Completing all required activities in a professional manner, while maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all information acquired.When working in the field, must be willing to agree to any COVID-19-related protocols put in place by RTI. These could include, among others, wearing face coverings or respiratory protection, gloves, 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. RTI International is seeking part-time employees to administer a school-based computerized assessment for the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS). These important research studies are sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and conducted in the United States by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). TIMSS and ICILS provide reliable data on student achievement in mathematics, science, and computer skills.Minimum Required QualificationsHigh school diploma or GEDMust be at least 21 years old at time of employmentPossess effective communication skills through speech and listening, and fluency in English through reading, writing, and speakingAvailable for entire training and data collection periodAble to successfully complete trainingMust have a valid drivers license and reliable personal automobile available for business useAble to keep project information confidential.One year of experience directly or indirectly related to teaching, working with children in schools and/or field interviewing.Be comfortable working in a school setting and in all types of neighborhoods.Possess effective interpersonal skills.Experience using computers and competent with common internet and computer applications.Have regular access to a secure in-home wireless internet connection for data transmissions.Must have a home telephone or cell phone available to place and receive unlimited calls and texts to and from schools, supervisors, technical support, and project staff, as necessary. The project does not provide cell phones.Must pass a federal security background check. This includes fingerprinting, signing a confidentiality agreement and affidavit of nondisclosure. Employees also may be required to undergo additional security clearance required by some schools and/or districts.Preferred Qualifications for Ideal CandidatesPositive, self-motivated, curious, and enjoy interacting with people from culturally-diverse backgroundsEffective time, schedule, and workload management skills to meet set deadlinesComputer skills, namely email and internet proficiency The data collection period is expected to be March 2023 through June 2023.On average, you will be needed part-time, approximately 20 hours per week when work is available.On average, you should be available to work in the field 3 days each week.The majority of this work is anticipated to be during weekdays during daytime hours.Each of your trips to the field are expected to be at least 3 hours long.Test Administrators are required to attend a 4-day training, with 2 days being virtual training and 2 days being in-person training, scheduled for the end of February 2023 through the first week of March 2023. Attendance at training is mandatory. Trainees must successfully complete a home study and pre-training package which includes online training, manual reading, and a quiz.NoneRTI International will accommodate our job application procedures for disabled veterans and other qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability that affects the use of our online application system, or if you otherwise need accommodation in connection with the recruiting process due to a disability, please CLICK HERE for information on how to contact us to request an accommodation.RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach--one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.For USA Job Postings Only: RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. Further information regarding the E-Verify program and laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be found at https://www.rti.org/careers. For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.PDN-9845f322-26b0-4624-bff4-f39f310cd206

Keywords: RTI International, El Paso , In-School Data Collector - TIMSS/ICILS, Other , El Paso, Texas

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