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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Senior Survey Interviewer (5563)

ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Senior Survey Interviewer

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: LX50
  • Class Code: 5563
  • Established: 02/06/1964
  • Revised: 12/07/1972
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, on an intermittent or irregular time basis, to supervise a team of survey interviewers engaged in obtaining prescribed information by personal interview or numerical count; to perform the more difficult types of interviewing; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Supervises and trains a team of survey interviewers in gathering survey data in the field or by telephone; obtains data by making house-to-house or person-to-person canvass or by taking numerical count; performs the more difficult interviews such as those with uncooperative or uncommunicative subjects or those requiring interviewing in depth; plans and directs the mailing of questionnaires and survey forms; verifies survey data on a spot check basis; reviews and codes survey information; completes questionnaires and survey forms; assists in compiling data; prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Six months of experience in survey interviewing.



Two years of college education including a course in statistics.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of and Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; instruct others in the methods of gathering and compiling survey data; interview and secure information; plan and direct work assignments over a wide area; read maps and plans; become quickly oriented in new geographic settings; apply elementary statistical techniques and make arithmetic computations; write neatly and legibly; prepare clear, accurate reports, walk long distances; edge of department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives; ability to effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to work irregular hours, walk long distances, and travel throughout the State; impartiality, tact, pleasing personality, and neat personal appearance.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. Completion of a course in statistics.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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