U.S. Census Bureau hiring field reps

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/17/2018 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring field representatives in areas across the country and is asking citizens for help.

The Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys every year.

“Our ability to conduct continuous surveys – other than the once-a-decade population count –depends on survey takers in the field and our Regional Offices are hiring these workers,” states a press release. “Even though we are gearing up to hire workers for the 2020 Census, we still need field representatives for our other ongoing surveys. This is where you can help.”

According to the release, employment benefits include flexible hours, meeting people and working outside of the office environment. It also states that field representatives perform various vital functions such as updating address lists and maps, conducting interviews with residents in assigned areas, explaining the purpose of the census interview and answering residents’ questions.

Hours of work for field positions will vary with some requiring employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings, while others require interviewing the public usually in the evening and on weekends.

For more information, click on Field Jobs by State then scroll down to “pick a geography.” Select a state for a list of jobs. For additional job postings, select the region link in the left hand corner of the screen.

For additional questions, call your local regional office for assistance.

Regional Office Areas Served

Atlanta Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
1-800-424-6974

Chicago Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
1-800-865-6384

Denver Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
1-877-474-5226

Los Angeles Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
1-800-992-3529

New York Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont
212-585-3495

Philadelphia Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio,
1-800-563-6499 Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

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