Local Census Office hiring

15 years ago

    While the economy continues to create uncertainty, the U.S. Census Bureau is providing opportunities for individuals to supplement their incomes with flexible, good-paying jobs —hiring hundreds of temporary workers in the local area to ensure the 2010 Census is a success. 

    Census takers, also known as enumerators, are needed to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return census questionnaires. These positions need to be filled by individuals with flexible schedules. Most positions require the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends. Some positions may involve shift work.
    Pay starts at $13.25/hr. for census takers, who also receive mileage reimbursement.
    2010 Census job applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be able to pass a background check, and complete a 30-minute, multiple-choice, employment test that measures knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform a variety of census jobs. More information, including a practice test, is available at www.2010censusjobs.gov.
    In most cases, workers will also be required to possess a valid driver’s license and have use of a vehicle. U.S. citizenship is required to work for the 2010 Census except in rare occasions when no qualified U.S. citizens are available.
    All temporary census employees must be able to attend training, for which they will be compensated. Most training sessions are held during the day on weekdays; occasionally, a session may be held in the evening or on the weekend.  
    For more information on temporary employment with the U.S. Census Bureau, or to schedule an appointment to take an employment test and submit an application, call the toll-free 2010 Census Jobs Line: 1-866-861-2010. TTY Callers: Please use the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.