Census Enumerators conduct the “non-response follow-up” portion of the Census. They knock on the doors of every household that has not responded via the online or paper forms, interview the residents, and verify the Census information.
The Census Bureau is aiming to hire over 380,000 enumerators who will be responsible for 40% of the 2020 Census count. Ensuring that the enumerators have the requisite interpersonal skills and language capabilities to reach low-income communities and communities of color will be critical to ensuring a fair and accurate count.
Online applications for enumerator jobs will be open from September 2019 to February 2020. Applicants must be US citizens 18 years of age or older. Qualified candidates who go on to pass the online math/reading assessment and background checks will be invited to complete 6.5 hours of online training as well as attend a day-long in-person orientation.
Enumerators will be deployed for non-response follow-up from May to July 2010, with the majority of the work occuring in May.