US Gov. Census
US Gov. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Here in Amarillo starting pay is $18.00 to $22.00 per hour.

The 2020 Census is your chance to play a part in history! Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping your community.

Most 2020 Census positions will last several weeks. They feature:

Weekly paychecks

Flexible hours

Paid training

With just one job application, you may be considered for one, some, or all of the 2020 Census positions described below. Which positions you are considered for depends on your answers to the application assessment questions and the availability of work in your area.

Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.

Census Takers will interview household residents and update address lists. Applicants who are hired will attend paid training before beginning work.

Prior to the census, census takers used maps and address lists to determine if the addresses are correct. Next, they will visit households that haven't responded to the census, speaking with residents and using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets, issued by the Census Bureau) to collect census data.

Census Field Supervisors will supervise census takers, monitor their progress and performance, and ensure that the quality of work is maintained and that work is completed on time. Census field supervisors will use electronic devices issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.

Recruiting Assistants will give impromptu presentations and meet with representatives from the community, media outlets, employment agencies, and other groups to promote census employment opportunities and recruit local residents. They may also help applicants complete the online job application. Recruiting assistants will use electronic devices issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.

Office Operations Supervisors are needed in or near area census offices to assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities required to support field operations. The person in this position supervises clerks, oversees office operations, develops work schedules, oversees assignment preparation and tracking, conducts quality checks, does data entry, and oversees shipment activities. Office operations supervisors will use desktop or laptop computers or other electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.

The first step is to complete the online job application. This process should take about 30 minutes and will include some assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience.

Here’s the information you’ll need to provide to get started:

Social Security number

Home address (physical location and mailing address)

Email address and phone number

Date and place of birth

If you do not provide the required information, your application will not be considered.

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.

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