Hiring for the upcoming 2020 Us Census has recently kicked off for the Baton Rouge, LA area. These are temporary but lucrative jobs.
How do I apply?
Information and applications are available at these two websites:
- https://2020census.gov/jobs This website has the best overview and information about the 2020 Census, jobs associated with it, and hiring procedures. You can apply on this site.
- www.usajobs.gov Search the job listings, using “census” as your keyword and “Baton Rouge, LA” as your location. You will see the list of positions that are currently open. You can apply on this site. The list changes frequently, so you want to keep checking.
What kinds of jobs are available?
All local positions for the 2020 Census positions are temporary and will last for a maximum of two years! Since there are fluctuations in work volume, many of those positions also do not have a set number of hours per week associated with them. This is called a “mixed tour work schedule” and means that an employee can be switched from full-time to part-time to intermittent work schedules.
Job that are currently listed on www.usajobs.gov for Baton Rouge are:
Lead Census Field Manager (closing 10/15/2018)
Information Technology Manager (closing 10/19/2018)
Administrative Manager (closing 10/15/2018)
Eventually there will be more positions such as recruiter, recruiting assistant, office operations supervisor, census taker, and some clerical positions. Keep checking the websites often to be aware of new positions posted and closing dates.
The first jobs will start in late 2018/early 2019. Those are mainly the higher level management/supervisory positions as well as the recruiters who are tasked with starting up the local offices and subsequently recruiting the census takers and other staff. Most census takers will be hired in the spring and summer of 2019. For more info check here: https://2020census.gov/jobs/job-details.html#faqs
What are the qualifications?
- 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 assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
- Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
- Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting.
- Commit to completing training.
- Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.
- Have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available.
- Have access to a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training).
Written by Anne Nowak