I was able to set my own schedule. I do not remember one incident in which the plan I submitted was not approved. I was asked on a few occasions to handle specific tasks in areas deemed too difficult or possibly hazardous to personnel already assigned to the area. I was rated as the only 5 for the Southeast Region for my first evaluation, resulting in a cash bonus and subsequent promotion.
My benefits beyond a fair base salary consisted of travel and per diem. I was entrusted with a U.S. Government credit card for lodging payments and was on a nationwide travel order at all times. I never really was called to go out of the region, but called upon to complete unfinished tasks in multiple areas of the Virginia mountains.
Our entire team of Regional Technicians set new standards in creativity and professionalism, previously not witnessed in a Census Operation. Due to our efforts, several of our designed and implemented operational methods were adopted nationwide.
The moral and professionalism of my peers, subordinates and superiors were par excellence throughout the conduct of the 2010 U.S. Census.
Worked from home; set my own schedule; traveled extensively
No permanent positions available at the end of the operation