WESTAT Hiring Home-Based Phone Survey Agents

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WESTAT is hiring home-based phone data collectors in the United States to collect data on a variety of subjects, such as education, health, the environment, and transportation. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

In Home Requirements (from work-at-home job listing):

  • Analog land line phone service
    • Not permitted:
      • VoIP – such as Magic Jack, Vonage or Skype
      • Digital voice – such as bundled cable packages, or Verizon FiOS, Comcast XFinity
      • Cell phones
      • Satellite internet/phone service – such as Dish
    • features (e. g. call waiting, voice mail, call forwarding, etc.) must be disabled during working hours
    • long distance service is NOT required
  • A corded telephone with a hands-free corded headset (cordless phones and Bluetooth headsets are not permitted).
  • A reliable Windows-based (Windows 7 or later) PC computer, and ability to upgrade as security and operational requirements change.
    • anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed with current and updated virus definitions
    • Internet Explorer (IE) installed – most current non-beta version
    • up-to-date Shockwave and Acrobat Reader software installed (can be downloaded for free)
  • regular in-home access to a printer
  • a wired high speed internet connection (cable, DSL or fiber optic only) with a minimum of 5 mbps download speed
    • Connection must be hard-wired with ethernet cable connection during working hours. Use of wireless routers, WIFI, not permitted
  • a web cam with video and audio functionality that can be connected to your work computer (ability to set up a Skype account and install appropriate software for home work environment verifications)
  • a quiet private and secure work space to conduct interviews (does not have to be a dedicated office, but work environment must be quiet and secure during work hours, including training)

Finally, all phone agents must be able to pass a background check prior to hire. Call times are evenings, late evenings, and weekends.

If interested in this work at home opportunity, please see the original home-based employment listing. Good luck!

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