The U.S. Census Bureau recently invited Veterans to apply for thousands of temporary jobs ahead of the 2020 Census. These jobs offer “competitive wages, weekly paychecks, flexible hours, and job training” for available positions including census takers, census field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operations supervisors. And as a U.S. Veteran, you get preference over job candidates in the general public.
To be eligible, the Census Bureau states 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 application questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
- Be able to speak, read, and write in English, if applying in the 50 states or Washington, D.C. (Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.)
- Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
- Undergo fingerprinting and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records performed by the Census Bureau.
- Commit to completing training.
- Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends.
If this sound like something you’re interested in, head on over to the Census Bureau’s website to find out more.