C3 Study Data Collector (Up to 5 positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Working Title: C3 Study Data Collector (Up to 5 positions)

Classification Title: Administrative Support Assistant II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, January 31st @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

The data from the California Cannabis Consumption Study (C3) will assist Cal-EPA, Dept. of Pesticide Regulation in protecting the health of cannabis users from pesticide residues in cannabis products, by determining the amounts of cannabis products used by consumers. The project aims to administer a measure of cannabis use to obtain daily amount of cannabis intake by Californians to understand exposure to residual pesticide levels. This position is responsible for providing dedicated day-to-day interviewing, data entry, and quality assurance support for data collection. This will include statewide travel to licensed cannabis dispensaries throughout California. Data collectors will be responsible for coordination of the data collection process with dispensary personnel, potential participants and PRC staff. They will be responsible for recruitment and survey administration with qualified respondents, providing daily reports to the C3 Project Coordinator, monitoring quotas, data entry, and data quality assurance and following all study protocols for data collection and incentive disbursement.

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation) 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $19.26 per hour - $28.35 per hour

Hiring Range: $21.00 per hour - $25.00 per hour

Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment Type:  Temporary 

Time Base: Hourly-Intermittent 

Work Hours: Variable during travel including nights and weekends. While not traveling, generally at weekdays during the hours of 9am-5pm. Variable hours per week.

Department Information 

The Population Research Center conducts policy impactful research in order to improve the quality of life and well-being of Californians. The Center provides clients with research services including project development, data collection, and data analysis.

Please visit our website for additional information:

Minimum Qualifications 

Entry to this classification requires fundamental written and oral communication skills, including a sound foundation in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to understand standard office procedures; an ability to operate standard office equipment; an ability to learn office technology systems; an ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; and typing and keyboard skills.
These entry qualifications would normally be obtained through completion of a high school program or its equivalent and some experience in an office environment.

Required Qualifications 

1. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to assist with planning and coordinating tasks

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

4. Demonstrated experience using computer applications including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.

5. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.

6. Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions.

7. Ability to address a variety of problems and recommend solutions within guidelines/procedures. Ability to learn, interpret independently, and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures.

8. Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical, thorough and, at times, creative solutions.

9. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and security of sensitive materials.

10. Available to work a flexible schedule including variable daytime/afternoon/early evening shifts on weekdays and weekends.

11. Ability to travel throughout the state of California for up to a week at a time.

12. Be at least 21 years old and able to enter licensed cannabis dispensaries throughout California.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

13. One or more years of research experience, including: experience in telephone, online or in-person data collection, experience with maintaining data security according to protocols; experience in recruiting and tracking participants for research projects; experience with data entry and/or data quality assurance.
14. Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or a related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter and 3 references. Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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