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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M0019 / Actor/CASAA Research
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, simulates the role of a substance abusing client and records data for a specified research project conducted by the Center on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Research Division. Works on an on-call basis in accordance with pre-established work schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Enacts role of substance abusing client or patient, in accordance with research protocol and procedures for quality assurance and physical safety.
  2. Records and reviews data to ensure quality, accuracy, and adherance to research protocol.
  3. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED; no previous experience required.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated acting skills and ability to convincingly simulate a person with a substance abuse disorder.
  • Ability to understand and follow research protocol and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally.
  • Ability to skillfully operate and audio-tape recorder.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017