The Census Bureau will conduct its once-a-decade population count in 2020.

Butler County job fairs will hire for temporary positions with ‘great pay, flexible hours’

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people nationwide to assist with the 2020 Census count.

For Butler County positions, job fairs will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21 at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, 4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield.

The Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Census jobs provide “great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training,” according to OhioMeansJobs-Butler County.

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Eligibility requirements also include having a valid email address, completing an application and answer assessment questions and being registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a man born after Dec. 31, 1959.

Applicants also must pass a Census-performed criminal background check and a review of criminal records, including fingerprinting, commit to completing training and be available to work flexible hours, which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends.

The pay rate for a census taker in Butler and Warren counties is $16 an hour. Census takers also receive reimbursement for work-related mileage and expenses, where applicable.

Candidates must complete an online job application at The application includes assessment questions about an applicant’s education, work and other experience.

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Every 10 years since 1790, the United States has undertaken the task of counting all of its residents. Decennial census data are used to determine a person’s representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals and more, according to the Census Bureau.

The temporary positions feature flexible hours, something the bureau said is “a perfect fit if you are looking to earn a little extra money, even if you already have other commitments.”

Most jobs require employees to have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, unless public transportation is readily available. They also require employees to have access to a computer with internet and an email account to complete training.

For more information or for help applying, call 1-885-JOB-2020 Federal Relay Service. For TTY/ASCII, call 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII. Fed Relay at can provide webinar training about the services offered for deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled federal government employees.

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