2020 Census Jobs

2020 Census Jobs


It’s not too late to apply for a temporary part-time position with the 2020 Census. Apply to earn extra income and help your community.


Protecting Our Workforce and the Public

In order to protect the health and safety of our workforce and the public, the Census Bureau has taken the following safety measures prior to resuming field operations:

  • Secured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitizer for field and office staff;
  • Conducted deep cleaning of office workspaces;
  • Developed mandatory COVID-19 training (outlining steps for staying safe while performing field duties);
  • Practicing social distancing, including shift work, in offices;
  • Maximizing telework, when possible.

During this unprecedented time, protecting the health and safety of our employees and the American public continues to be the Census Bureau’s top priority.

2020 Census field operations have resumed in select locations across the nation.

The phased return-to-work plan adheres to guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management as well as federal, state and local authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to accept applications for temporary part-time positions with the 2020 Census. Although many job offers have been made, there is still an opportunity for jobs to be offered. Visit Pay & Locations to see the latest hiring focus areas.

Attention Applicants Who Have Been Offered a Job:

You are still selected for the position pending a background clearance. After a job offer is made, each candidate must be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting operations have resumed in select locations across the nation. If you have received a job offer, but have not been fingerprinted, then you will receive an email message with instructions for making a fingerprinting appointment. Since fingerprinting processes are resuming on a flow basis, as local and state conditions allow, applicants who received offers will receive an email with fingerprinting instructions only when fingerprinting sites in their area are open. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

We are continuing to work diligently to provide additional information on how and when you will be trained. Training will include social distancing measures. Please be patient as the training details are finalized. Once we are ready to restart operations in your area, in particular the one for which you were offered a job, you will be notified by your Area Census Office via telephone and you will receive an email providing you with the training details. For additional information on the hiring and training processes, please see the FAQs and After You Apply.

For the latest scheduling updates, please see 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19.

Last Revised: June 4, 2020

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Ready to Apply?

Take the next step toward joining our team! Complete your application today. If you've already applied or been offered a job, check your status or review your application.

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Hiring Update

While we have completed making job offers for the vast majority of positions, we will continue to accept applications nationwide to deepen the bench of qualified workers. Visit Pay & Locations to learn about specific states/counties where we are hiring.




Why Apply?

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Competitive Wages

Could you use extra income? Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.

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Support Your Community

Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.

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Fit Your Schedule

Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours—a perfect fit if you are looking to earn extra money, even if you already have other commitments.

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Be a Part of History

Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the momentous task of counting its population. This is your chance to play a role.

Other Employment Opportunities

The Census Bureau has other employment opportunities; to learn more search the Federal Government's official employment site at usajobs.gov, browse Field Jobs by State, and/or visit the National Processing Center site.

The U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.