The person who answered “yes as a canvasser/enumerator” is correct because they’ll reimburse you the per diem rate of 58 cents per mile. But be prepared to go where you’re assigned, which could be very close or rather quite a distance from where you live. Someone said they biked and took the bus, which may be possible in some cases but not always practical and in some areas/weather conditions, not always safe.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make U.S. Census Bureau a better place to work?
There needs to be actual, mandatory training for managers on communication, leadership, and how to handle escalated situations. My office had a considerable racism and sexism issue. I was cussed at over the phone by a Census Field Supervisor because his/her field manager would not return their call, and that person kept their job. Managers did nothing except go around and in a sneaky, unprofessional way and asked if we contacted "regional" about anything. There is too heavy of a focus on "just come in, do your job, get paid, and go home." There needs to be an actual teamwork environment with integrity, vision, clear directions, drive, rewards system, and QUALITY employees. People were hired because they "checked off a box" and appointed the first person who accepted the job offer first if they were of an older age, a particular race, disability, etc. I understand that, but some of these people clearly did not have the skills or understanding of the technology they claimed to, and it was at the cost of efficiency. There was so much redundant work done because of disorganization, and we would be overworked one day then struggle to find work the next. The LMS is not a sufficient enough learning tool for employees. There needs to be more stringent accountability for management so that they are held to the highest standards and expected to act as role models for the rest of the office. People should not be in management positions if their attitude is so bad that it plagues the office with low morale.
It was a 10min sort of reading the script asking yes or no question. Nothing personal nor asking about my previous exp or jobs. Just straight forward. "Are you a veteran?" "Can you communicate with a diverse population?" "Can you walk up stairs?""Job is currently $25/hr with 47.5 cent mileage reimbursement, do you accept?" Etc. All the questions are identical to the ones online.
The pay was commensurate to the area and the Enumerator position was very much a work at your own discretion job. This meant being able to work a few hours in the morning, do errands or take care of other appointments, then work some more hours in the afternoon/evening as my schedule allowed. Enumerators set their own schedules, on a daily basis we update our availability in the system for the next few days indicating how many hours we can work each day then the system alots us block survey data based on that. As such it's a very flexible position that accommodates anyone's schedule.
Librarians had to be on the alert, to make sure they kept the library relevant and high functioning.
The best advice I can give is don't wait you can apply anytime online
The first ones that apply are the first ones to be hired was what I was told I applied in March for a position that started in October
Applied online and answered some questions in January 2020. Feb. Got a message and when I called back the position was filled. In mid March got another call and returned the call immediately and went through a pre employment questionnaire and was advised to watch my email for the acceptance letter to go to a local place to have my fingerprints and ID's so the FBI could conduct a background check. Then waite for approx. 3 day to hear if I passed the background check.
The initial process took about 2 weeks, starting with online forms and a brief interview. Then the following week I had to drive 50 miles to the nearest location for fingerprinting and photo for a badge. It's now been a month since that happened. Technically, I've been hired, but have not received any other info. I called and was told I will be contacted to begin training Aug 9. As of July 9, I still haven't received an update.