US Census Bureau United States 2020 Census Worker in Patchogue, New York
In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.
These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state's representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!
To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:
* Be at least 18 years old.
* Have a valid Social Security number.
* Be a U.S. citizen.
* Have a valid email address.
* Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
* Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
* Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including Fingerprinting.
* Commit to completing training.
* Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.
Most jobs require employees to:
Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license, unless public transportation is readily available.
Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).
If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Also, you must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty.
The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit our Equal Employment Opportunity page.
If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans' preference. Documentation supporting your claim for preference must accompany your application. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans' Preference page.
Because the Census Bureau needs to fill thousands of positions across the country, recruiting efforts start several months before job offers are made. Therefore, depending on when you apply, it may be several weeks or several months before hiring begins in your area.
The good news is that your application can remain in the applicant pool for the entire 2020 Census cycle (unless you ask us to no longer consider it). As a result, whenever the Census Bureau has openings in your area, there may be potential for your application to be considered. You can update the information on your application by logging in to the account you created when you applied and submitting the changes.
Applications: After you submit your application, you can keep track of your status by logging in to your account.
Job interviews: An interviewer will reach out to potential hires to conduct a phone interview. Job offers are made verbally, but candidates will also receive a letter by email.
Background checks: Once an offer has been extended, you must submit fingerprints and may be required to submit additional security documentation. Your offer may be rescinded if you do not pass the background check. The process can take several weeks from job offer to your first day on the job.
Training: Your exact time commitment for training will be determined by the position and operation that you've been selected to fill. You should receive this information during your interview or by email. You will be paid for training time.
Getting started: Selected applicants are officially hired when they are sworn in and have taken the oath of office. This usually happens on the first day of work or training.