If you are looking for a temporary job that has a flexible schedule, this opportunity may be right for you.
The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring door-knockers, and it’s a perfect side gig that just about anyone can do. The agency announced they’ll be hiring around 500,000 temporary and part-time workers around the country.
What It Takes
If you are interested, it is highly recommended that you apply before January. The census takes place on April 1st.
The agency has put a lot of new things in place to make the job easier for workers. Door-knockers will be equipped with smartphones and laptops instead of having to haul around bulky maps, manuals, and forms. Workers will also receive an official badge. People who are visited by a worker can verify the visitors’ job status before giving them information.
To be eligible, you need to be 18 years or older and must be a citizen of the United States or have a permanent residence with legal permissions to work in the U.S.
How to Apply
Workers will make between $13 and $17 per hour, depending on their location, and may be required to work evenings and weekends. Although there is no hard deadline to apply, the bureau is urging those that would like the opportunity to apply before January.
Aside from census taker positions, the bureau is also hiring recruiting assistants, office clerks, and supervisory staff.
If you’d like to know the rate of pay for your state and county (or Puerto Rico), you can use the tool available on the U.S. Census Bureau website. You can also use their nationwide map to view locations and pay rates. To apply, visit the application section and register for an account or log in to your existing account.
You will need to supply your name, email address, and phone number to register for a new account, along with a password you’ll use to apply for positions.