San Francisco Census Office East Manager Don Chan asked me to let folks know that the Census is looking to hire local San Franciscans to work locally in their neighborhoods for the upcoming census. Hourly pay ranges from $16.50 to $23.50. There are requirements and a test for these positions. Flexible hours, part-time and full-time positions are available, and most of the work takes place on the weekends and evenings, so having work or school full-time doesn’t automatically prevent you from Census work.
The Census hires locally so that enumerators are familiar with their own neighborhoods and comfortable with their neighbors. So if someone lives in North Beach and was hired, she or he would be working in that neighborhood, and not some area across town. The Census needs to find enough workers in every San Francisco neighborhood to ensure that everyone is counted.
The local office is hiring about 1,800 workers by the end of April, but there will be smaller operations before that time that will require a few hundred people.
At this point, several neighborhoods in the city are very low on workers for those areas.
Pay rates are as follows: Clerk $16.50/hr; Enumerator $22.00/hr; Crew Leader Assistant $22.50; and Crew Leader $23.50.
Qualifications: Able to read, write, and speak English at the high school level; second language capability desirable; legal working status resident, preferably with U.S. citizenship; at least 18 years old by April 1, 2010; and have have two forms of indentification.
Hiring takes place from February to June of this year.
Call 1-866-861-2010 for more information and to sign up for a test, which is only 28 questions.