Headway Corporate Resources, on behalf of Research Triangle Institute, is currently seeking Field Observers for the 2010 Governor’s Highway Safety Program North Carolina Seatbelt Survey.
Field Observers will need to commit to working in the following counties in North Carolina: Buncombe, McDowell, Burke, Caldwell, Wilkes.
THE FIELD OBSERVER FOR THE SEAT BELT SURVEY WILL BE REPONSIBLE FOR:
•Observing traffic at intersections and collecting data from both directions of a designated roadway. All observations are to be done in two person teams.
•Recording shoulder belt use of drivers and right-front occupants of passenger vehicles, vehicle type, and demographic information using 2 separate paper forms.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD OBSERVERS:
•Attend and successfully complete an FI project training session scheduled to last 1 day on May 25, 2010.
•Additionally, participate in on-the-job training with a mentor or Field Supervisor (FS), as needed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR OBSERVATION ACTIVITY:
•Available for approximately 20 - 30 hours per week to conduct observations during the field data collection period:
oJune Survey Period: June 7 – July 2, 2010
•Available to observe vehicles for 60 minutes at each assigned site during the following project specified times (each site will only have one specified time): between dawn and 9 AM; between 9:01 AM and 3:29 PM; and between 3:30 PM and dusk.
•Coordinate and maintain an observation schedule with observation partner, and inform Field Supervisor of observation schedule prior to field work.
•This job requires prolonged lengths of standing (60 minute intervals) and the ability to move up and down the shoulder of an intersection.
•Must ALWAYS wear the provided orange safety vests at all times while in the field.
•Must ALWAYS work with your assigned partner.
•Must have reliable transportation to and from work sites.
•Perform field work according to expectations defined in the general FI Job Description
•Available for Field Observations by a member of the Seat Belt Surveys’ management staff.
•Available once a week for a conference call with your supervisor.
•Available for possible overnight travel if remote segments are involved in the assignment area.
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