The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the
2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid
training, and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as
mileage incurred while conducting census work. Best of all, census takers work
right in their own communities.
Census taker jobs are excellent for people who want to work part-time, those who
are between jobs, or just about anyone who wants to earn extra money while
performing an important service for their community.
Hundreds of thousands are needed for temporary jobs
Conducting the census is a huge undertaking. Hundreds of thousands of census
takers are needed nationwide to help locate households and conduct brief
personal interviews with residents. Most positions require a valid driver's
license and use of a vehicle. However, use of public transportation may be
authorized in certain areas.
Your community is counting on you
Every 10 years, the Census Bureau takes a snapshot of our population,
determining how many people reside within the nation's borders, who they are,
and where they live. The results help determine your representation in
government, as well as how federal funds are spent in your community on things
like roads, parks, housing, schools, and public safety. As a census taker,
you'll play a vital role in making sure that everyone is counted.
Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply
All census takers must be able to speak English, but people who have bilingual
skills are needed in communities where a large number of residents primarily
speak other languages. If you have the appropriate language skills and cultural
knowledge to communicate well in your community, we encourage you to apply.