In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country and several dozen members from CSKT.
Recruiting efforts are underway throughout the reservation where dozens of tribal residents are anticipated to be hired in the next several months. According to Census Bureau officials, the objective is to hire local workers who people will trust to show up at their doors.
Temporary Census positions offer an opportunity to earn extra income through a flexible work schedule, while at the same time, helping the tribal community. The results of the 2020 Census will determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent locally for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. For this reason, it is vitally important that everyone is counted - ideally by Census workers who are familiar with the tribal community.
A majority of the jobs will begin around April 2020 when the Census begins in most areas. Officially, Census Day is April 1, 2020 though people can begin responding online in mid-March 2020. Interested applicants must apply online or call 1-855-562-2020. The Census job website is: 2020census.gov/jobs.
Applicants will mostly be considered for enumerator positions which pay $17 per hour.
Most applicants can complete the job application and answer the basic assessment questions in approximately 30 minutes. Applicants interested in being considered for supervisory positions must answer questions which take an additional 10 minutes to complete.
All qualified applications will remain active for the duration of the 2020 Census operations. Interviews will be conducted by phone and will begin in January 2020.
If selected, applicants will receive an email with information on completing their mandatory background check and also will fill out hiring paperwork. These steps must be completed to receive information about training which will begin early in 2020. Training will take several days and is a combination of online and in-person instruction.
In order to work for the Census, one must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years or older. Interested persons are encouraged to apply online now!