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Front Page - Friday, September 13, 2019

Census Bureau recruiting temporary workers




The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring temporary workers in Hamilton County to support the 2020 census. - Photo provided

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring nearly 500 workers for temporary jobs in Hamilton County to support the 2020 census. Many of the jobs offer flexible work hours including opportunities for daytime, evening and weekend hours. All positions include mileage and paid training.

Available jobs include:

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 to follow-up in situations where census takers have confronted issues, such as not gaining entry to restricted areas.

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.

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.

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

How to apply

The application process is all online at www.2020Census.gov/jobs. The process should take about 30 minutes and includes assessment questions about education, work and other experience.

Those who are being considered for a position will receive a telephone interview. If offered a job, they will receive instructions on the next steps via email.

Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions for positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area.

The U.S. Constitution requires a count of every person living in the United States and its territories every 10 years. The information produced by the census determines how much influence each state has in the federal government, is used in setting boundaries for local voting districts and affects funding for local public services.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau