Alert: Jobs Available for 2020 Census | Thomas Nelson Community College

Alert: Jobs Available for 2020 Census

August 23, 2019

Spread the word. Thomas Nelson officials have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote job opportunities in Hampton and Newport News for students. College leaders are also encouraging participation in the 2020 Census among students and College personnel. 

The Census Bureau seeks to fill thousands of temporary jobs nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows those interested to apply for numerous positions including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be located across 248 Area Census Offices and offer flexible work hours, including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Applicants must be U.S citizens at least 18 years old with valid Social Security numbers. Available Census Bureau positions include:

  • Recruiting assistants to travel throughout geographic areas to visit with community-based organizations, attend promotional events and conduct other recruiting activities.
  • Office operations supervisors who will assist in the management of office functions and day-to-day activities in one or more functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
  • Clerks to perform various administrative and clerical tasks to support various functional areas, including payroll, personnel, recruiting, field operations and support.
  • Census field supervisors to conduct fieldwork to support and conduct on-the-job training for census takers and/or to follow-up in situations where census takers have confronted issues, such as not gaining entry to restricted areas.
  • Census takers work in the field. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.

For more information on Field or Office positions, please visit the 2020 Census Jobs page, or call 1-855-JOB-2020. For information about professional and management positions, visit