Census Bureau Hiring Around the State; Waves of Hiring Begin Now and Stretch into 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Regional Census Center is the midst of an intense recruitment drive to hire office staff across the state of West Virginia. The office in Charleston will be the hub of census activity in West Virginia for the upcoming 2010 Census. The Census Bureau is hiring staff all over the state. Everyone seeking a job with the US Census Bureau can call the Charleston office directly at 304-348-6730 to schedule a test. For a list of job descriptions visit: www.census.gov.
“We need people who want to serve their community and who can hit the ground running,” said Regional Director Dwight Dean, director of the Census Bureau’s Regional Census Center. “These offices must be fully staffed and functional by January so we can immediately begin the next round of hiring.”
As soon as each office is up and running, the staff will be looking to hire hundreds of people to work in the field to verify addresses all over West Virginia. The census will hire a staff of about 1,000 temporary employees to conduct activities such as recruiting and training, updating address lists, collecting data from area residents and working with local officials to ensure an accurate count. That means there are jobs available in every county in the state.
The positions available include, Crew Leaders, Recruiting Assistants, Crew Leader Assistants and Enumerators. Pay for the various field positions range from $10.75 to $14 per hour.
The 2010 Census is the largest peacetime operation conducted by the federal government and is the basis for the reapportionment of congressional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The census is also used to help distribute more than $300 billion in federal funding to tribal, state and local governments every year.
Editor’s note: News releases, reports and data tables are available on the Census Bureau’s home page. Go to and click on “Releases.” You may also contact the local office at 304-348-6710 for more information.