JOBS

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people to assist with the 2020 Census.

Join us and help shape the future of your community.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Have a valid Social Security number.

  • Be a U.S. citizen.*

  • Have a valid email address.

  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)

  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.

  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.

  • Commit to completing training.

  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.

  • Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.

  • Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).

 MOST JOBS REQUIRE EMPLOYEES TO: 

If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.

The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit the Equal Employment Opportunity page.

If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. Documentation supporting your claim for preference must accompany your application. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.

* Non-citizens may be hired in certain circumstances. Consistent with law, the Census Bureau will hire non-citizen translators as census takers who are legally entitled to work in the U.S. on an as-needed-basis during 2020 peak field operations, if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary non-English language skills. Census Bureau recruiting and hiring systems will be updated consistent with this approach.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Most 2020 Census positions will likely last several weeks. These temporary positions can include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. They feature:

  • Competitive wages

  • Weekly paychecks

  • Flexible hours

  • Paid training

Some positions require evening and/or weekend shifts because you must be available to interview members of the public when they are at home.

READY TO APPLY?

The first step is to complete the online job application. This process should take about 30 minutes and will include some assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Social Security number

  • Home address (physical location and mailing address)

  • Email address and phone number

  • Date and place of birth

In addition, if you’re a veteran who would like to claim veterans’ preference, you will need supporting documentation. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.

If you run into issues during the application process, you can call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 1 for technical assistance or option 3 to speak with someone at your area census office.

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