U.S. Census hiring nearly 4,000 people in Columbia

U.S. Census hiring nearly 4,000 people in Columbia
The Census Bureau needs to fill 3,900 positions before March 15, 2020.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The U.S. Census will happen in mid-March.

To get an accurate count of the population in Columbia, the Census Bureau needs to fill 3,900 positions.

The jobs pay $14 to $15.50 an hour and include census takers and office workers, among other duties.

People who want to apply for a Census job must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have a valid email address.
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some application questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required.)
  • Be able to speak, read, and write in English, if applying in the 50 states or Washington, D.C. (Bilingual applicants are needed and are encouraged to apply.)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Undergo fingerprinting and pass a criminal background check and a review of criminal records performed by the Census Bureau.
  • Commit to completing training.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and weekends.

Most of the jobs also require a person to have a valid driver’s license, as well as access to a computer with internet. Veterans may be eligible for preference during the hiring process.

For more information about Census jobs, and to apply online, click or tap here.

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