The next Census isn’t until 2020, but the U.S. Census Bureau is already preparing for it — and that means temporary jobs locally in the meantime.

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for temporary positions for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Pierce County. The test area includes approximately 330,000 housing units in Pierce County.

Data gathered from the test area will provide insight to guide planning to ensure an accurate census in 2020.  

With new technology being integrated into the Census, personnel are needed to fine-tune the procedure. As 2020 operations move forward, the Census Bureau will continue to improve the use of mobile technology, administrative records, innovations from the geospatial industry and internet self-response. 

Recruiting sessions are currently being held, and work assignments will start in August 2017.