Post-Employment Resources

Learn how to include your 2020 Census experience in your resume and find new job opportunities in your area.

A census taker wearing a Census Bureau bag and badge inputs data to their smartphone.

Current and former 2020 Census employees can highlight their census experience when applying for new jobs.

Through your work with the 2020 Census, you have shown your commitment to shaping America’s future. You’ve also gained valuable work experience and skills that you can highlight when seeking future job opportunities.

Below are some resources that you might find helpful when applying for your next job.

Other Employment Opportunities 

Jobs with the 2020 Census are temporary, but the Census Bureau may have other employment opportunities available. Please search Census Careers or at USA Jobs.

Other Employment Resources

In addition, you can locate other employment services at CareerOneStop and Worker Reemployment.

How to Update Your Resume or Job Application

This section provides brief job descriptions to use when updating your resume or filling out a job application. Choose the title of the census job you held and copy and paste the information describing the tasks you performed.

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  • Used automated devices (e.g. smartphones or laptop computers) to conduct job activities.
  • Reviewed assigned work to locate households for verifying addresses and/or conducting interviews to obtain 2020 Census questionnaire data from respondents.
  • Followed stringent guidelines and confidentiality laws to obtain accurate census responses/interviews.
  • Explained the purpose of the census interview, answered respondent's questions, collected responses, and recorded census data using electronic devices and/or paper forms.
  • Verified and updated address lists and maps.
  • Followed procedures to conduct accurate work while maintaining acceptable quality and production standards.
  • Maintained and submitted records of hours worked, miles driven, and expenses incurred in the performance of duties.
  • Met/talked with supervisor, as necessary, to review procedures, report issues or concerns, and received additional instructions.
  • Passed federal government background check.
  • Used automated devices (e.g. tablets, smartphones, or laptop computers) to conduct job activities.
  • Supervised Census Takers (Enumerators), including reviewing their work.
  • Facilitated group training sessions using Census Bureau training guides and materials.
  • Conducted personal observations of Census Takers (Enumerators) as they worked in the field and conducted on-the-job training.
  • Submitted requests for replacement workers and ensured operations were staffed to maintain workflow.
  • Monitored the progress and performance of assigned staff and ensured assignments were completed on schedule and within quality standards.
  • Monitored and resolved alerts (notices of potential issues) by following up with assigned staff.
  • Provided instructions to Census Takers (Enumerators) for improving production and performance to meet deadlines and quality standards.
  • Ensured Census Takers (Enumerators) performed as expected.
  • Conducted retraining of Census Takers (Enumerators), as necessary.
  • Recommended and documented termination of poor performing employees.
  • Applied Equal Employment Opportunity principles in training and employee supervision.
  • Passed federal government background check.
  • Contacted representatives from community-based organizations to request assistance with promoting census employment opportunities.
  • Requested that local organizations provide access to computers and internet services for applicants to apply for census jobs.
  • Requested that local organizations donate space for census training sessions (ensured locations meet specific requirements).
  • Conducted activities to recruit local residents, including attending local events to distribute job information and talk to attendees, hung posters, and attended job fairs.
  • Executed the local recruiting plan, made recommendations on recruiting strategies, and reviewed reports to determine progress towards recruiting goals.
  • Used an electronic tablet to review recruiting reports and maps, use e-mail to communicate with office staff and organizations that provided potential recruiting sources, and completed other job tasks.
  • Prepared and gave presentations.
  • Passed federal government background check.
  • Performed various administrative and clerical tasks, in an office environment, to support various functions, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations, and support functions.
  • Used word processing, spreadsheet, and other software to perform duties.
  • Used automated systems to complete assigned work, including operations control systems, personnel and payroll systems, and other software.
  • Maintained paper and electronic files and administrative records.
  • Verified inventories, organized and ensured proper tracking of equipment, and managed supplies.
  • Answered/made calls and provided assistance and customer service.
  • Received, controlled, recorded, and processed all incoming and outgoing shipments of supplies, correspondence and packages, and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Passed federal government background check.
  • Assisted in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities required to support field and office operations.
  • Supervised clerks and oversaw office operations, including the answering of telephones, assignment preparation and tracking activities, quality checks, data entry work, and shipping and receiving activities.
  • Assigned work to subordinates and ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintained the flow and quality of work and made adjustments to increase production.
  • Recommended corrective action to keep operations on schedule and in proper sequence, including recommending shifting personnel from one operation to another or scheduling times of day worked, as priorities changed.
  • Supervised clerical activities, including development of work schedules, reviewing work quality and accuracy, ensuring deadlines were met, and other related activities.
  • Collaborated with management to select qualified staff for open positions.
  • Applied Equal Employment Opportunity principles in hiring practices, training, and employee development.
  • Passed federal government background check.

Unemployment Benefits

Eligibility for unemployment benefits is determined by your state unemployment office. For more details about the process, use the Department of Labor's Service Locator to find specific information on unemployment benefits in your area.

Once your 2020 Census job has ended, the Census Bureau will provide a Standard Form 8 (SF-8), Notice to Federal Employee About Unemployment Insurance, to help you file for unemployment benefits.

Questions About 2020 Census Employment?

If you have questions for the Census Bureau, please call our toll-free personnel and payroll hotline at 1-855-236-2020, option 3. TTY callers can use FedRelay: 1-800-877-8339


Other Employment Opportunities

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

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