Census Bureau continues to hire for 2020 Census

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/28/2019 08:30 AM
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WASHINGTON – According to a U.S. Census Bureau press release, the bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census.

The release states the Census Bureau is using funds appropriated in prior years to continue all critical work in preparation for the 2020 Census, including hiring for field operations. Neither schedule nor cost is impacted by the partial government shutdown at this time, the release states.

The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for the following positions by completing a single application online:

· Recruiting assistants travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events and conduct other recruiting activities.

· 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.

· Clerks perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support various 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.

· 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 must be available to work when people are usually at home such as in the evening and on weekends.

Opportunities are available nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends, according to the release.

Applicants are placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions and are considered as positions become available. Applications will remain active and updateable throughout the 2020 Census recruiting and hiring period.

For more information, call 1-855-JOB-2020 and select Option 3. Applicants may also call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. For more information, visit the 2020 Census Jobs page or the Census Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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