U.S. Census recruitment and 60x30TX

The 2020 Census offers Texas college students an opportunity to gain marketable skills while earning money that may help manage student debt, supporting two of the 60x30TX goals. The Census would like to hire college students to help address an anticipated labor shortage. Tying the marketable skills goal to Census recruitment is a good match for Texas students, who are uniquely poised to contribute to their communities as Census takers, and to simultaneously gain public service experience while earning income. We ask that you share these materials with your Career Services staff. Census field operations staff shared information about the 2020 Census recruitment efforts that will resonate with your student community: • All positions will have paid training. Training for most positions will begin as early as April 2019, will be of varying lengths, and may be online. The Area Census Offices are scheduled to be staffed by January 2019. Note: The Houston and San Antonio Area Census Offices have immediate openings. • Several position titles will have flexible schedules, including Census takers. Pay for Census takers (enumerators) will be competitive by county. Pay range for Census takers in Texas will be between $18 to $22 per hour (Harris County will be $24 hour). Demand is everywhere, urban and rural. • Census will be hiring full- and part-time workers locally. Requirements include: must be at least 18; must be a U.S. citizen; selected candidates will undergo a background check, including fingerprinting, that may take up to eight weeks to process; a second language is desirable, but not required. • Some position titles will be remote located (employees will work from home or in the field). All Census 2020 jobs are temporary, with varying lengths of employment, but could lead to future opportunities. Peak time is anticipated for January 2020. All Census 2020 jobs will end by September 30, 2020. • This work is well-suited to social science and liberal arts students, given the emphasis on demographics and the historical value of the Census. • Manager positions will be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov/. • All other Census 2020 positions will be posted on www.2020Census.gov/jobs. Note: The Census has immediate openings across the state for Recruiting Assistants (see attached flyer). • This is a chance to be part of history. The Census is required by the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2. The first Census was in 1790. The 2020 Census is the 24th decennial Census. • The decennial Census is the largest mobilization of federal workforce in times of peace.