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Employment Opportunities

Special Censuses are conducted at the request of local and tribal governments during the time between years 2013 to 2018. If your community has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau to conduct a Special Census, please consider applying for a Special Census Job. Communities currently recruiting local residents for Special Census jobs are listed below. Contact your community to find out more about census jobs.

Job Description

Most positions involve locating households, updating addresses, and conducting interviews with respondents. A few involve supervisory or clerical duties.

Jobs last anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Enumerators work flexible hours, primarily evenings and weekends when respondents are home. It is expected that all employees work a minimum of 25 hours each week and a maximum of 40. These positions do not require overtime and overtime is not authorized.

Pay rates vary by location. U.S. Citizenship is required. Employees must be 18 years of age or older. Those working in the field must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.

More details about Census jobs and eligibility requirements [PDF 221k].

Communities that are Hiring

The following communities are seeking local residents to work on Special Censuses. If you live in one of these cities or towns and are interested in working on a Special Census, please call the contact person listed below for more information about pay rates and when jobs will be filled.

Location Contact Person Phone
Special Censuses are not expected to start again until 2013.

Application Process

  1. Complete BC-170B Census Employment Inquiry [PDF 221k] (job application) and deliver to local city officials assigned to the liaison with the Census Bureau.
  2. Take job-related Census test. You will be contacted to attend a testing session conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  3. If selected, you will participate in paid training and work approximately 2 to 8 weeks on the Special Census in your area. Employees are expected to work between 25 and 40 hours each week.

The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Partnership and Data Services Branch | fld.pds.web.support@census.gov | Last Revised: June 05, 2013