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Frequently Asked Questions About Headquarters Jobs

From our headquarters to our six regional offices, the Census Bureau has physical offices across the country.

Headquarters is located in Suitland, MD, part of the greater Washington DC, area.

The National Processing Center (NPC) is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, with two contact centers — one in Jeffersonville and another in Tucson, Arizona.

Regional Offices:

  • Atlanta: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Chicago: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
  • Denver: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
  • Los Angeles: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington
  • New York: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Philadelphia: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
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Most of our jobs are posted online at USAJobs.gov. You can click on one of the “Apply to Headquarters Jobs” buttons throughout our careers site or you can type “Census Bureau” in the USAJobs keyword search to display open positions at the Census Bureau.

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As a current federal employee or new to the federal government, your resume is the primary way for you to communicate your education, skills and experience.

Read the entire job announcement. Focus on the following sections to understand whether or not you qualify for the position. This critical information is found under:

  • Duties and Qualifications
  • How to Apply (including a preview of the assessment questionnaire)
  • How You Will be Evaluated

Make sure you have the required experience and/or education before you apply. Hiring agencies use the job announcement to describe the job and the required qualifications, including:

  • Level and amount of experience
  • Education
  • Training
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Federal jobs often require that you have experience in a particular type of work for a certain amount of time. You must show how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job.

Include important contact information

  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone number

Read the job opportunity carefully to make sure you have included all required contact information. Include dates, hours, level of experience and examples for each work experience

For each work experience you list, make sure you include:

  • Start and end dates (including the month and year).
  • The number of hours you worked per week.
  • The level and amount of experience—for instance, whether you served as a project manager, or a team member helps to illustrate your level of experience.
  • Examples of relevant experiences and accomplishments that prove you can perform the tasks at the level required for the job as stated in the job announcement. Your experience needs to address every required qualification.
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Yes, you can include relevant extracurricular and volunteer work on your resume that demonstrate your ability to do the job.

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We do hire students for internship and fellowship opportunities. To see a list of programs offered at the Census Bureau, please visit the Internship and Fellowship page for more information.

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If you have been approved by the hiring manager for relocation, please work with your assigned HR Specialist and review the Relocation Guidance.

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Employees at the Census Bureau take advantage of federal employee benefits including health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, thrift savings plans, and paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays). Additionally, employees are offered a robust and flexible telework program for eligible positions and various work schedules to meet their needs.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation for an interview, such as interpreting services, please contact the Reasonable Accommodations Branch at hrd.accommodations@census.gov.

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Page Last Revised - August 3, 2022
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