Census office accepting applicants
Published 1:06 am, Thursday, April 15, 2010
U.S. Census Bureau's Bridgeport Local 2010 Census Office is recruiting applicants for temporary, good-paying jobs with flexible hours to help ensure the 2010 Census is a success.The Bridgeport Office services New Canaan and Darien as well as other towns in coastal Fairfield County.
Specifically, census takers, also known as enumerators, are needed to conduct in-person interviews with community residents who do not return census questionnaires. These positions need to be filled by individuals with flexible schedules as work may occur in evenings and on weekends. Some positions may involve shift work. All temporary census employees must be able to attend training, for which they will be compensated. Most training sessions are held during the day on weekdays; occasionally, a session may be held in the evening or on weekends.
Job applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, be able to pass a background check, and complete a 30-minute, multiple-choice, employment test that measures knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform a variety of census jobs. In most cases, workers will also be required to possess a valid driver's license and have use of a vehicle. U.S. Citizenship is required to work for the 2010 Census except in rare occasions when no qualified U.S. citizens are available. We are seeking bilingual applicants thorough out the district.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to call 866-861-2010 to schedule an appointment to take the employment test and submit an application.TTY Callers should use 1-800-877-8339. More information, including a practice test, is available at www.2010censusjobs.gov.
The U.S. Census Bureau's goal is to count everyone, once and in the right place.