Job Description

Payroll Title:
School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120116 Participant Field Representative

Filing Deadline: Tue 11/29/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/18/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/29/2022 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science is dedicated to creating and promoting public health innovations to advance equity, justice, and wellbeing for all and has more than 80 primary salaried faculty, 20 secondary faculty, 250+ personnel, 225 postgraduate students, and over 650 undergraduate majors. The School includes activities in the public health disciplines of biostatistics and bioinformatics, epidemiology, global health, health policy, health behavior, health equity, public mental health, environmental and climate health, and preventive medicine. The School has strong collaborative research programs facilitated by Research Centers of Excellence focused on wireless and population health systems, health promotion and equity, women's health, and tobacco control, and has extensive collaborations with the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Moores Cancer Center, Design Lab, Qualcomm Institute, ACTRI, HDSI, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and with other partners across the UC San Diego campus. Partnerships with the community and health agencies are fundamental to the School. The School houses five recharge cores providing services to UC San Diego and external customers. Research in the School includes ~$125M total awarded grants and contracts. The School has and administers two PhD programs (public health and biostatistics), a Master of Public Health professional degree program, a MS in Biostatistics, the only Health Sciences undergraduate program (BSPH), a Master of Applied Science in Leadership of Healthcare Organizations run in conjunction with UC San Diego Extension, and a Preventive Medicine Residency program.

The position is responsible for coordinating survey and data collection tasks. Data coordination tasks include organizing, entering and verifying data using specialized data entry programs for entering large quantities of data generated from research tracking records, web based and paper surveys, interviews, specialized assessment instruments, and electronic records. This also includes assisting in the preparation and fielding of large paper- and web-based behavioral health surveys, and performs routine clerical tasks in support of multiple research projects, as required, including filing, copying, pick-up and delivery, etc. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with qualitative data collection including conducting and transcribing focus groups, interviews, and listening sessions.

This position will maintain ongoing collaboration and direct communication with the PI, the PM and other research team members, and state and local partners to ensure successful partnerships, quality implementation of the research, and high fidelity to study protocols.

Lastly the incumbent may perform literature searches, creates summaries and data/report quality assurance tasks, assists in the generation of reports, and performs maintenance of research related documentation.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Two (2) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Working knowledge and experience with data collection activities.

  • Working knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols.

  • Strong analytical skills required at this level.

  • Working knowledge and skills associated with report preparation.

  • Accurate HOMS, other data entry, and double data entry skills.

  • Ability to efficiently use electronic document scanning/verification software, such as Teleform, to batch enter data.

  • Familiarity with the preparation and fielding of large, paper-based behavioral health (and other outcomes) study surveys.

  • Experience conducting research telephone interviews and mental health assessments, following research study protocols.

  • Demonstrated skill performing data and report quality assurance tasks with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Ability to perform simple to intermediate data cleaning and manipulation tasks.

  • Ability to search out, read/understand and summarize complex research literature.

  • Ability to effectively organize research and other office materials.

  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor, and the ability to work effectively with all research staff and interns.

  • Prior work history with adults impacted by the criminal justice system (e.g., on probation, parole, formerly incarcerated) is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit individuals through community outreach activities is required.

  • Ability to administer structured intake surveys and conduct open-ended interviews with formerly incarcerated persons is required.

  • Ability to collaborate with law enforcement partners is critical.


  • One (1) year of experience with the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services Program Improvement Projects.

  • Familiarity with Southeast San Diego.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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