Join the 2020 Census Team

Earn $14.50-$18 an hour! 
Census recruitment ad​​​​Get paid for helping our community as a census worker during the 2020 Census. The Census is a count of every single person living in the United States as of April 1, 2020. 

It is very important that every single person living in Virginia Beach be counted when Census packets are mailed on April 1 so that our city gets its fair share of nearly $800 billion in federal dollars for things like roads, hospitals, schools, social services and more. Our community loses about $2,000 for every person that is not counted every year for the next 10 years.

You can help first by completing your Census and encouraging your friends and neighbors to do the same. But we also need temporary workers to help make sure that everyone gets counted. 

Complete just one application and you can be considered for several positions with the U.S. Census Bureau, including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk and supervisory staff.

Census workers in Virginia Beach will earn between $14.50 and $18 per hour.​


To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be a U.S. citizen* (*consistent with law, the Census Bureau may hire non-citizen translators as census takers who are legally entitled to work in the U.S. on an as-needed basis during 2020 peak field operations, if there are no available citizens who can be hired with the necessary non-English language skills)
  • Have a valid email address
  • Complete an application and answer assessment questions. (Some assessment questions are available in Spanish. However, an English proficiency test may also be required)
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959
  • Pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting
  • Commit to completing training
  • Be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings and/or weekends.
  • Must not engage in any partisan political activity while on duty

Most Jobs Require Employees to Have Access to:

  • a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available
  • a computer with internet and an email account (to complete training)
​If you are employed elsewhere, your current job must be compatible with Census Bureau employment and not create conflicts of interest. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Attention Veterans:

​If you are a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference. Documentation supporting your claim for preference must accompany your application.

Ready to Apply?

If you meet these qualifications, take the next step by applying now. The process takes just 30 minutes. You will need to provide your Social Security number, home address, email address, phone number, and your date and place of birth. ​


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