BUCKHANNON — The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting thousands of workers for jobs available nationwide in preparation for Census 2020. Many positions will need filled immediately for the early phases of the Census, which occurs every 10 years. If you are looking for a new job or would just like to earn some extra money with a flexible schedule, this may be just what you are looking for. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.
Locally, a Job Fair will be held on April 15 at the Upshur County Public Library 12 – 2 p.m. Leslie Davis, the area recruiting assistant will be available on-site to answer questions regarding Census 2020 jobs. Enumerators here in Upshur County will earn $13.50 per hour, paid weekly, with mileage reimbursement at $0.58 per mile.
By visiting 2020census.gov/jobs applicants have the opportunity to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices nationwide and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.
Available Census jobs include:
Recruiting assistants, who travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events and conduct other recruiting activities.
Office operations supervisors, who assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities in one or more functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
Clerks perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support various functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
Census field supervisors conduct fieldwork to support and conduct on-the-job training for census takers and/or to follow-up in situations where census takers have confronted issues, such as not gaining entry to restricted areas.
Census takers work in the field. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.
The application process can be completed online and only takes about 30 minutes. Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census field positions they qualify for and will be contacted as work becomes available in their area.
For more information, visit 2020census.gov/jobs or contact 1-855-JOB-2020. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. Information is also available at the Census Bureau’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.