Census Bureau taking applications for 2020 jobs

By The Active Age | February 3, 2020

The Census Bureau is recruiting hundreds of thousands of temporary workers for the 2020 Census. This is not only a chance to earn extra income, it’s also an opportunity help our community by making sure each member is counted.

The 2020 Census will influence community funding and congressional representation for the next decade. Information collected in the census will inform the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds for states and communities each year, including money for things like first responders, Medicare Part B, Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, libraries and community centers, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Senior Community Service Employment Program. 

What is this job?

In the spring of 2020, the Census Bureau will launch the largest 2020 Census field operation, known as Nonresponse Follow-up. Census Takers will knock on doors to follow up with households who have not responded to the census questionnaire. 

Applicants can qualify for both field and office positions. The office positions, which are more limited, will be located in area census offices in Overland Park and Wichita. 

Census taker positions are jobs with flexible hours. It’s a good opportunity perfect opportunity for retirees, part-time workers, students and everyone looking to earn extra income. In Kansas, the pay rate starts between $15 and $17 an hour.  There is paid training and paid mileage. 

To apply for a job, visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations.

Don’t miss out on your chance to make a difference and ensure everyone in our community is counted.