How to Apply

The U.S. Census Bureau has a variety of positions open that require various levels of experience, training and education. Available jobs range from field agents to management professionals, including full-time, flexible part-time and temporary positions.

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The first step for those interested in finding a job with the Census Bureau is to complete the online job application. This process should take about 30 minutes and will include some assessment questions about your education, work and other experience.

To apply, you will need the following information:

  • Social Security number
  • Home address (physical location and mailing address)
  • Email address and phone number
  • Date and place of birth

If you’re a veteran who would like to claim veterans’ preference, you will need supporting documentation. For more information, visit the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans’ Preference page.

If you have questions about the application process, call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select option 1 for technical assistance or option 3 to speak with someone at your area census office.   Make your next job count!