The 2020 U.S. Census will take place in April of 2020, and the U.S. Census Bureau has plans to hire more than 1,000 workers across the Owensboro area in preparation for the upcoming count.
These temporary jobs include starting pay rates at $14 an hour, plus travel reimbursement of 58 cents per mile, if applicable.
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.
“These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community,” the bureau stated. “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.”
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, pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting, commit to completing training and be available to work flexible hours, including days, evenings and/or weekends.
Most census jobs require applicants to have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. Applicants should also have computer and internet access.
The application process takes about 30 minutes.
“If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest,” the bureau states. “These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.”
There are no area census offices in Daviess County at this time. However, those wishing to inquire about field positions in the area can call 1-855-562-2020. The online application for a census taker position can be found here.