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U.S. Census jobs still available in Montana

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 16:33:43-05

The U.S. Census Bureau has started the selection process for various census positions in preparation for the 2020 Census.

According to a news release from the agency, these positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. Pay rates in the state are around $17 an hour and $19.50 in urban areas and workers will also have their mileage covered.

After the selection process occurs in January, paid training will occur in March and April. Actual enumeration of non-responding households throughout the nation begins in May through early July.

Visit the Census website to apply for available Census jobs.

Among the jobs that may be available: census takers; recruiting assistants; clerk, office operations; and field supervisors.

The U.S. Census website has more information, including this overview:

  • Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
  • The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
  • It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some application questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be able to speak, read, and write in English, if applying in the 50 states or Washington, D.C. (Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Undergo fingerprinting and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records performed by the Census Bureau.