Join the 2020 Census Team!
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to work on the 2020 Census.
We invite anyone to apply, including:
- College students.
- People who do not have a job and are looking for temporary employment.
- People already working who are looking for a second job.
- People available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.
These positions provide an opportunity to earn extra income while helping
the community. Pay rates vary depending on the applicant’s location.
How to Apply
Interested individuals can apply for a 2020 Census job by visiting 2020census.gov/jobs and completing an online application. The process takes about 30 minutes and will include assessment questions about the applicant’s education, work history, and other experiences.
Those who would like to claim veterans’ preference will need supporting documentation. For more information, 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.
What Job Opportunities are Available?
> Census takers work in their local communities. Some field positions require employees to work during the day while interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.
> Recruiting assistants travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events, and conduct other recruiting activities.
> 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.
> Clerks perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations, and support.
> 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.
Where are Positions Located?
Positions for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Visit 2020Census.gov/jobs and explore our interactive map to find Area Office locations and pay rates by county or municipality.
Who Can Get Hired?
To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a valid Social Security number.
- Pass a Census Bureau-performed background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
For a complete list of qualifications, we invite you to visit 2020census.gov/jobs.
Most jobs require employees to:
Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.
Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).