2020 Census Takers
*Pay rates and work hours can vary by position and location.
Thousands of jobs are available nationwide. Help support your community — be a census taker.
For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020.
The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Census takers will interview household residents and update address lists. Applicants who are hired will attend paid training before beginning work.
Prior to the census, census takers used maps and address lists to determine if the addresses are correct. Next, they will visit households that haven't responded to the census, speaking with residents and using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets, issued by the Census Bureau) to collect census data.
Census field supervisors will supervise census takers, monitor their progress and performance, and ensure that the quality of work is maintained and that work is completed on time. Census field supervisors will use electronic devices issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.
Recruiting assistants will give impromptu presentations and meet with representatives from the community, media outlets, employment agencies, and other groups to promote census employment opportunities and recruit local residents. They may also help applicants complete the online job application. Recruiting assistants will use electronic devices issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.
Clerks are needed in or near area census offices to perform administrative and clerical tasks in support of various functions, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, and field operations. Clerks will use computers or other electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.
Office operations supervisors are needed in or near area census offices to assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities required to support field operations. The person in this position supervises clerks, oversees office operations, develops work schedules, oversees assignment preparation and tracking, conducts quality checks, does data entry, and oversees shipment activities. Office operations supervisors will use desktop or laptop computers or other electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) issued by the Census Bureau to conduct their work.