What to do
1. See if you can apply
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
Be available to work flexible hours, including days, evenings, and weekends
You must also:
Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a valid exemption
Pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting
Complete the required training
You may also need to take an English proficiency test
2. Fill out an application online
Create an account with the Census Bureau online.
For the application, you need your:
Social Security number
Date and place of birth
Answer questions about your education, work, and other experience. The application will take 30 minutes to complete.
After you apply
What happens after you apply
After you submit your application, someone will call you for a phone interview. The Census Bureau will send job offers in early 2020, about 60 days before the job training.
If you are offered a job, you will need to submit your fingerprints and pass a background check.
The Census Bureau is hiring people for census jobs across the country. They want to hire San Franciscans because we know our City best, and can help make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census.
Last updated December 20, 2019