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Job Title:

Census Taker

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Full Time



Job Description:

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census itself will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important positions. We plan to recruit and employ thousands of Americans as Census Takers throughout the country. Since most communities are best known by the people who live and work there, you can help us—and help your community—by getting the word out about 2020 Census jobs in your community.

The US Census Bureau is recruiting for Census Takers. A Census Taker works 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.

Pay Rate: $19.50 Hourly (Pay Rate)

So, you’re ready to work on the 2020 Census?

The first step is to complete the online job application at 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. You can also refer to the frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page and on our FAQ page.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Job Requirements:


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship
Suitability/background investigation for Federal employment.
Selective Service System, if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
Must be 18 years or older to be hired.
Must meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package

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