2020 Census Recruiting Workers

The Census Bureau is hiring for the upcoming 2020 decennial census and we need you. The U.S. Census Bureau is now recruiting thousands of workers for jobs available in our area. Staffing of team crews is needed all over the country – several hundred thousand! In fact, this is the largest peacetime mobilization of people directed by the Federal government.  We are hoping that word of mouth will develop in the communities as more and more applicants share information about their experiences and activities. Please share any of this information with your community, family or friends who might be encouraged to apply to the census bureau as well.

All applications are made online. Applicants will go to the website ‪‪‪https://2020census.gov/jobs to get started. The application process is easy to use and it allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, as summarized below. You will be asked to enter your name and email to set up your application account. The website will cover the details. There is a phone line available for applicants to use in the event there are questions while applying or to follow up on status during the process.

Available jobs:
– Census takers work in the field. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees should be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.  This is the most common job position and from there employees might move into other higher up positions.
– Clerks perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support various functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
– Office operations supervisors assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities in one or more functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
– Census field supervisors conduct fieldwork to support and conduct on-the-job training for census takers and/or to follow-up in situations where census takers have confronted issues, such as not gaining entry to restricted areas.

To summarize, within your area, census taker jobs pay at a rate of $16.00 per hour and reimburse additionally for mileage use of the car at the Federal rate of 58 cents a mile. Supervisory positions would pay more and clerical and office jobs, slightly less. Jobs will be identified as either in the field or in an office setting. We are also seeking those people with IT experience as this census uses more technology than in prior censuses – iPads, telephones, computers and the web – so much more than ever before.  

Details to be found at: https://2020census.gov/jobs