In the couple of weeks since we ran our first post on getting a Census job, at least two of us at Brokelyn have pursued this decennial civil-service gold mine: this reporter here, and me. As far as I can tell, the testing and application process is pretty standard: one federally-long application form, 28 multiple choice Qs and some likely-scripted one-liners from the Census Bureau tester. It was a painless experience, and like my Brokelyn colleague, I scored well (although, also like her, I am neither bi-lingual nor a veteran, so I knew my score meant only so much). But lo and behold, six days later, I got the call for an interview at my Local Census Office in Flatbush. The job: a full-time position as an in-office Census clerk. (more…)
So we’ve been meaning to post about these census-taking gigs that pay around $20 an hour, and just today a thoughtful and generous tipster writes in to tell us that Brooklyn is currently facing a shortage of census takers. He also tells us how to apply. Kind tipster, please take it away:
“I am currently working for the 2010 Census, and the local office based on Fulton St, which covers the neighborhoods reaching from DUMBO to Clinton Hill & Prospect Heights—Red Hook to Sunset Park (and everything in between) is currently facing a shortage of applicants for Enumerating jobs in this region. (more…)
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