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2020 Census offers employment opportunities

STAFF REPORT

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to recruit thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census, presenting numerous opportunities for applicants from Indiana communities.

The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers, by completing a single application online. 

People with language skills, including Spanish, are needed. Opportunities are available throughout Indiana. With flexible work hours – including daytime, evenings and weekends – the temporary positions may appeal to those seeking part-time work or extra income, veterans, retirees, students, and others. 

Applicants may be younger than 18 to apply, but must be 18 by the time they start work.

Available jobs include:

n Recruiting assistants travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events and conduct other recruiting activities.

n 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.

n Clerks perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support various functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.

n 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.

n Census takers work 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.

Applicants are placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions and are considered as positions become available. Applications will remain active and updateable throughout the 2020 Census recruiting and hiring period.

For more information, contact 855-562-2020 and select option three.

Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

For more information, visit the 2020 Census Jobs page (2020census.gov/jobs), USAjobs.gov, or the Census Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.