The Field Supervisor (FS) serves as the first level supervisor for a group of approximately 6 to 15 Field Representatives and is responsible for data collection in a geography that may include some hard to count areas. The FS is responsible for ensuring the group's performance meets the standards and expectations set forth by the bureau and survey sponsors. The FS has knowledge of surveys conducted in the area of supervision. The FS understands parameters, procedures, question order and meaning, and typical response patterns of the surveys. Survey knowledge allows the FS to explain the reasons for differences in survey procedures and how those differences affect the interviewing experience. The FS is familiar with most problems encountered by subordinates while interviewing and is able to provide detailed guidance to subordinates on how to resolve issues. When problems occur, the FS applies general guidance, previous training, past experiences, or utilizes survey resource materials to derive appropriate solution. The FS seeks guidance from the supervisor on complex or unusual problems. As a first level supervisor, the FS is responsible for evaluating and reviewing assignments of subordinates. The FS monitors staff performance that includes on the job observations, monitoring of various performance metrics. The FS may assist with training of employees. The FS reviews and approves payroll and leave submissions for their staff. The FS may assist with the recruiting of Field Representatives.