Field Interviewer:MCBS-Northeast Region-Rehires Only
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NORC at the University of Chicago is currently seeking outgoing, persuasive people to conduct in-person interviews as part of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). The MCBS is an in‐person, nationally‐representative, longitudinal survey of Medicare beneficiaries. The survey captures beneficiary information whether aged or disabled, living in the community or facility, or serviced by managed care or fee-for‐service. The MCBS has been continuously fielded for more than 20 years (encompassing over 1 million interviews), and consists of three annual interviews per survey participant.

The primary goals of the MCBS are to:
provide information on the Medicare beneficiary population that is not available in CMS administrative data and that is uniquely suited to evaluate or report on key outcomes and characteristics,

determine expenditures and sources of payment for all services used by Medicare beneficiaries,

ascertain all types of health insurance coverage among Medicare beneficiaries and relate this coverage to payment for specific services, and

track changes in key beneficiary metrics over time.

Interviewers administer a structured, in-person questionnaire with scientifically sampled Medicare beneficiaries. Interviewers will work to schedule and complete three interviews with each participant throughout one calendar year. This information is gathered carefully and systematically so careful record keeping is required. Interviewers will be well trained and supported by NORC Field Managers.

Because the MCBS is an ongoing, continuous study, interviewers can expect to have work on MCBS for as long as contractual data collection activities remain active in the field and they meet all efficiency, response rate, and quality standards.

Benefits associated with the Field Interviewer position

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 while conducting the in-person interviews on an important topic.

Learn more about the Field Interviewer position: .


High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree or college coursework in social science or related field preferred)

Previous data collection or field interviewing experience highly preferred

Familiarity and comfort using computers and accessing the internet is strongly preferred

A car will be required for the interviewing task.

NORC also requires interviewers to have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage as required by NORC.

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) and must undergo a background check.

Successful applicants will attend a paid in-person training program in August 2014. Ongoing remote training sessions will be administered throughout the 2014 calendar year. Attendance at all assigned training sessions is mandatory.

Successful applicants must be available to work approximately 25 hours/week on a flexible schedule including some week nights and week-ends. Work hours will vary with the progress of the data collection effort throughout the field period.

About NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus; Washington, D.C.; Bethesda, Maryland; San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Atlanta, Georgia. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

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

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