US Census Bureau - Census Taker

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Job Type: Temporary

During the 2020 Census, temporary census takers will interview household residents who haven’t responded to the census and update address lists using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Be at least 18 years old.

Have a valid Social Security number.

Be a U.S. citizen.*

Have a valid email address.

Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some application questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)

Be able to speak, read, and write in English (Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.)

Undergo fingerprinting and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records performed by the Census Bureau.

Commit to completing training.

Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends.

* Noncitizens may be hired in certain circumstances. Consistent with law, the Census Bureau will hire noncitizen translators as census takers if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary language skills. Noncitizen translators must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. and will be hired on an as-needed basis during 2020 peak field operations. Census Bureau recruiting and hiring systems will be updated in a manner consistent with this approach.

Job Type: Temporary

Work Location:

  • On the road

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