2010 Census Job Opportunities

Job seekers, there's an employment opportunity right in front of us that comes around only once every 10 years: The U.S. Census Bureau is now looking for people to work temporary, part-time census jobs for the 2010 Census.

As a census taker, you'll be responsible for locating households, explaining the purpose of the census, conducting brief interviews, helping people complete their questionnaires, and recording responses. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.

Census job requirements include the following:

• You are able to read, write, and speak English.

• You are a U.S. citizen.

• You are a legal permanent resident, or non-citizen with an appropriate work visa, and you possess a bilingual skill for which there are no available qualified U.S. citizens.

• You are at least 18 years old.

• You have a valid social security number.

• You take a written test of basic skills.

• You have a valid driver's license.

• You pass a background check.

• You commit to four days of training, for which you will be paid.

Pay ranges from around $10 to $20 per hour, depending on your location.

As a census taker, you'll be helping provide information that determines funding for social programs, hospitals, local infrastructure, and the future of your community, as well as the numbers of seats your state occupies in the U.S. House of Representatives. Not too shabby!

Interested? Application materials are on the 2010 Census website (there's a simple test involved), or call 1-866-861-2010. Hiring takes place this spring.

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October 11 2011 at 3:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I just completed my census job as a enumerator, although it was sometimes nerve racking it was also fulfilling. The process could use some fixing, the forms are not easily used in the feild, especially on windy days, they are dissficult to unfold and use without looking like aqn idiot. The pay and the hours are fine, but I believe the public needs to no how much money it costs each of us to pay to have census workers do what every american could have done themselves. Most os the census homes we contacted were vacation homes or those with PO Boxes, why can't the government send the forms to PO boxes, and whhy can't there be a separate area on the form to identify those vacation homes on ther original forms, All of these suggestions would make the census cheaper on all of us tax payers, plus why not make the forms simple, just ask how many live in the home, names, DOB, and race, the government doesn't need any more information than that. One os the most rediculas questions is how old were you on april 1st followed by date of birth, just do the date of birth, i'm sure if the age on april first is required, even a government employee could find some way of figuring it out.

June 12 2010 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jerzey ginny

I have worked for the 2010 census and I have to say it is one of the most inefficiently run programs ever been part of. The problems start with unqualified leaders, poor training, poor communication between administration and actual workers, waste of time, supplies and manpower, constant procedural changes, payroll errors, over hiring and over training for the amount of work available, etc., etc., It appears that nothing is learned from previous any Census on how to do the job effeciently. I have heard someone suggest that this would be an excellent job to have the Post Office do (especially since the PO is in such financial problems now) postal workers know the location of addresses, who lives at each address, can identify the residents, knows if some one lives at the address, when they moved, etc. etc. Why not hire postal workers do the Census!!!

May 29 2010 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Roger J Madrigal

I am interested in working part time for the 2010 census, My location is in North Las Vegas, I pass the requirements and have a dependable vehicle.

February 04 2010 at 8:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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