Lansing Public Library to host US Census Job Day

Two options on Tuesday, December 3: 10:00am–12:00pm or 6:00–8:00pm

information provided by the US Census Bureau

LANSING, Ill. (November 26, 2019) – In advance of the 2020 Census, the US Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. Census Bureau staff will be at the Lansing Public Library on December 3 to assist anyone who is interested in applying for a census job.

Temporary census positions offer an opportunity to earn extra income while helping the Lansing community. The results of the 2020 Census help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent locally for schools, hospitals, roads, and more.

The Census Bureau is hiring people for five types of positions to support the 2020 Census:

Census Takers

Census takers will interview household residents and update address lists using electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) issued by the Census Bureau. Selected applicants will attend paid training before beginning work.

Prior to the census, census takers will use maps and address lists to determine if addresses are correct. Later, they will visit homes that haven’t responded to the census, speaking with residents and using electronic devices to collect census data.

  • Number of positions: Hundreds of thousands.
  • Hours: Schedules are flexible and dependent on where you’re working. Many of the positions require availability to work in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • Timeline: Most job offers will be made in January and February 2020. Paid training occurs in March and April. Census takers will help collect responses from homes that have not yet responded to the census between May and early July.

Census Field Supervisors

Census field supervisors will supervise census takers, monitor progress and performance, and ensure that the schedule and quality are maintained and that work is completed on time. Census field supervisors will use electronic devices to conduct their work.

  • Number of positions: Thousands.
  • Hours: Schedules typically follow regular business hours, but can be flexible dependent on where you’re working. This position may require some work in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Timeline: Most job offers will be made in January and February 2020.

Recruiting Assistants

Recruiting assistants will give impromptu presentations and meet with various levels of community representatives, media outlets, employment agencies, and others to promote census employment opportunities and recruit local residents. They may also assist residents in completing the online job application. Recruiting assistants will use electronic devices to conduct their work.

  • Number of positions: Thousands.
  • Hours: Schedules typically follow regular business hours, but can be flexible dependent on where you’re working. This position may require some work in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Timeline: Most job offers will be made in January and February 2020.

Clerk

Clerks are needed in or near Area Census Offices to perform various administrative and clerical tasks, in an office environment, to support various functions, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations, and support functions. Clerks will use desktop or laptop computers and/or other electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to conduct their work.

  • Number of positions: Thousands.
  • Hours: Schedules typically follow regular business hours, but can be flexible depending on where you’re working. This position may require some work in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Timeline: Most job offers will be made in late 2019 and early 2020, with periodic openings later in the spring and summer of 2020.

Office Operations Supervisor

Office operations supervisors are needed in or near Area Census Offices to assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities required to support field operations. This position supervises clerks, oversees office operations, develops work schedules, oversees assignment preparation and tracking, conducts quality checks, does data entry, and oversees shipment activities. Office operations supervisors will use census-issued desktop or laptop computers and/or other electronic devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to conduct their work.

  • Number of positions: Thousands.
  • Hours: Schedules typically follow regular business hours, but can be flexible depending on where you’re working. This position may require some work in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Timeline: Job offers will be made periodically throughout the 2020 Census.

During the December 3 Census 2020 Job Day, staff will be available to answer questions and to help people apply for a job immediately. Applications are also accepted online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. Veterans who served on active duty in the US armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, may be eligible for veterans’ preference.

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. The Job Day will take place near the stage area.

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