2020 CensusUnited States Census 2020
What to Expect
Most 2020 Census positions will likely last several weeks. These temporary positions can include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. They feature:
- Competitive wages
- Weekly paychecks
- Flexible hours
- Paid training
Some positions require evening and/or weekend shifts because you must be available to interview members of the public when they are at home. In addition, most 2020 Census jobs require employees to have:
- A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle, unless public transportation is readily available
- Access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training)
While positions are available across the country, the Census Bureau is committed to hiring people to work in the area where they live. After all, you are likely the most familiar with the people and places within your own community.
To learn more about positions near you, contact your area census office at 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 3. You may also use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII.
To learn more about specific pay rates in your area, please visit our Pay & Locations page.
Job offers for field positions are made approximately 60 days prior to training. The 60-day window between job offer and training allows time to conduct background checks (including fingerprinting). Job offers are contingent upon the outcome of the background check. Applicants who pass the background check are hired and trained approximately 60 days after they receive a job offer.