The U.S. Census Bureau is using two different portals for announcing positions and accepting applications.
Consistent with law, the Census Bureau will hire non-citizen translators as census takers who are legally entitled to work in the U.S. on an as-needed-basis during 2020 peak field operations, if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary non-English language skills. As a point of reference, during the 2010 Census more than 700,000 people were hired to conduct the census and less than 4,000 non-citizen translators were hired. Census Bureau recruiting and hiring systems will be updated consistent with this approach.
For Manager/Partnership Specialist position, the Bureau has www.census.gov/fieldjobs. This link will direct applicants to the U.S. Census Bureau’s website. Applicants can search by location, and once they locate a position they want to apply for, they will be directed to usajobs.gov to apply.
At present, there are no open Manager or Partnership Specialist positions in Washington, but the situation could change, at any time, as most positions are posted for only two weeks at a time.
For all Field positions (enumerators and address canvassers) and Area Census Office Staff, the U.S. Census Bureau has www.2020census.gov/jobs. This link will direct applicants to create an account. Applicants then wait for a confirmation email (which could go to spam) after which they can complete and submit an application for open positions in the area – without knowing what those open positions are and without selecting a specific position. Applicants will be asked to complete an assessment and provide other information to be considered. If they do not complete all parts, their application will not be processed correctly.
To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a valid Social Security number.
- 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.