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Census Still Looking For Help Testing New Methods In MoCo

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 7/31/2014, 3:25pm  ET

Photo via U.S. Census BureauThe U.S. Census Bureau is still looking for help researching new methods for data gathering in its 2014 Census Test, which is being conducted in Montgomery County and D.C.

At least 1,000 people are needed for a variety of paid temporary positions as the Census Bureau looks at ways to incorporate smart technology into its 2020 Census data gathering.

The Census Test, operated out of the agency’s local office in Silver Spring, needs Census takers who likely will work in their own neighborhoods over varied hours, not exceeding 40 hours per week. Since most census taker positions require personally interviewing respondents, those who apply must be able to work when people are typically at home, which includes evening and weekend hours. In most cases, a valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle are required to work as a census taker.

Pay starts at about $15 an hour.

The local Census Test began on June 23 and will continue to Sept. 25. The Census Bureau says the test area includes about 200,000 housing units.

Photo via U.S. Census Bureau