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Posted on: January 7, 2020

2020 U.S. Census Jobs Available


2020 U.S. Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill temporary positions to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Why Apply?

  • Competitive Wages.
    • Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.
  • Support Your Community.
    • Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.
  • Fit Your Schedule.
    • Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours.
  • Be a Part of History.
    • Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population. This is your chance to play a role.

Job Details

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To view details about what positions are available and a description of each job please visit:

Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply. Non-citizens will be considered for positions that require proficiency in a particular language if no qualified citizens are available. If selected for a position, non-citizens must present documentation of employment eligibility.

Job Qualifications

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

  • 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 application questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be able to speak, read, and write in English, if applying in the 50 states or Washington, D.C. (Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Undergo fingerprinting and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records performed by the Census Bureau.
  • Commit to completing training.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends.

Most jobs require employees to:

  • Have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, unless public transportation is readily available.
  • Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).

If you are currently employed, your 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.

Ready to Apply? Or have more questions?

Please visit for further information or if you would like to apply for a census job. 

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