The U.S. Census Bureau continues to search for potential workers to help them with the upcoming 2020 Census.
“We are in peak operations for our recruitment efforts for the Census taker positions,” says Karen A. Davis, Media Specialist for Wisconsin with the Chicago region of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Our Census is right around the corner now. We are looking at less than 90 days out.”
Over the past several weeks, the Census Bureau has been hosting various recruitment events across the country to try to find people who would be available to work part-time positions. Davis says the events are run by recruitment assistants.
“They are there to answer questions and to educate people about what these jobs are and what is required,” says Davis.
The quickest way to apply for a position with the Census is to go online at www.2020census.gov/jobs, which should take around 15 minutes. In addition, recruitment events will have assistants help people apply online for them.
In order to apply to work for the 2020 Census, the following requirements must be met:
– A person must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be a U.S. citizen, and have a valid e-mail address.
– One must complete a job application and answer all assessment questions.
– One will likely need a valid driver’s license and a vehicle, but that is dependent on public transportation options in the area they will be working in.
– One must have access to a computer with internet and an e-mail account since training will be done online.
– All potential candidates must pass an FBI background and fingerprint check.
– All Census workers will be required to follow strict guidelines and confidentiality laws.
A reminder that all people who pass the application process will be put into a pool of potential Census taker positions. They will be made available as Census forms are returned and the need is there to have people go door-to-door to collect them.