Join the 2020 Census Team
In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.
This is your chance to play a part in history! Temporary census positions offer the perfect opportunity to earn extra income, while at the same time, helping your community. Did you know: The results of the 2020 Census help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent locally for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. So it's important that everyone is counted!
This page provides details about the positions themselves, including what you'll need to apply and a timeline for the hiring process.
Temporary positions can include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. They feature:
To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Have a valid Social Security number.
Be a U.S. citizen.
Have a valid email address.
Most jobs require employees to:
Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.
Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).
If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.
The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.
Job offers for field positions are made approximately 60 days prior to training. The 60-day window between job offer and training allows time to conduct background checks (including fingerprinting). Applicants who pass the background check are hired and trained approximately 60 days after they receive a job offer.