Ever wanted to find a way to become more involved in our community? How about finding a job that fits perfectly with your schedule? What if I were to tell you this is exactly what a census enumerator does.
Census enumerators, or census takers work to interview community residents and ensure that address lists are updated. After census day, the census takers visit community members who haven't responded to the survey yet and prompt them to respond using iPads.
Not only do census takers play an important role in recording history, they have flexible hours and competitive wages. Census takers in Whitman County can earn $16 an hour as well as receive reimbursement for travel and other costs if applicable.
Census takers also have flexible schedules and hours. Many are asked to be free during the evenings and on weekends, although this depends on the area they are hired.
Census taker training occurs from March until May so that census takers are prepared for census day on April first. They also get paid to go through the training required for the position.
To learn more about becoming a census taker, come to our first Learn How to Earn session today at 6 p.m. in Todd 302, or visit the 2020 Census website.