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Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

January 15, 2020

The Census Bureau is aiming to hire close to 500,000 office and field staff nationally for the 2020 Census. The majority of those hires will be Census takers (also referred to as enumerators). They are looking to hire 12,000 people in the City of Albany. 

Census takers conduct the “non-response follow-up” portion of the Census. They interview the residents of every household that has not responded via the online or paper forms to collect Census information. Census takers serve as the last line of defense for getting an accurate count, which is critical for federal funding and fair political representation. In 2020, the Census Bureau projects that Census takers may be responsible for recording up to 40 percent of the count.

Hiring local field staff will be critical to ensuring a complete and accurate count, especially for hard-to-reach communities. Local candidates bring relevant language skills and cultural familiarity that allow them to access residents who might otherwise keep their doors closed to Census takers from outside the neighborhood.”

Why Apply?

Competitive Wages

Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.

Support Your Community

Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

Fit Your Schedule

Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours—a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.

Be a Part of History

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population. This is your chance to play a role.