Jobs Available Locally as Nation Takes a Head Count and State Re-draws Electoral Districts

US Census Bureau poised to hire hundreds locally for 2020 Census; State Auditor hopes to fill 14 commission seats

Published : Monday, June 24, 2019 | 4:59 AM

As the nation prepares to count itself in 2020, and the state prepares to redraw its electoral districts, there are jobs to be had.

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking in Pasadena for census takers and supervisory staff, while the California State Auditor is looking to staff its 2020 Citizens Redistricting Committee.

Of the two public entities, the Census Bureau has the most jobs to offer — literally thousands nationwide.

The Census Bureau is looking to fill the positions of census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff. The rate of pay in Los Angeles County will be between $17 and $21 per hour.

In Pasadena, the Bureau was expected to hire some 300 people in May for the Pasadena Area Census Office’s address canvassing field staff, along with 10 managers.

Come this fall, it will follow up with 200 additional hires to conduct the non-response follow-up.

There are no California-specific figures, but job-seekers may call the Los Angeles Regional Recruiting Office at 1-800-992-3529, send an email to Los.Angeles.Jobs@census.gov, or apply at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.

Meanwhile, the State Auditor is looking to staff a 14-member Commission to redraw the boundaries of California Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly and State Board of Equalization districts.

The State Auditor is off to a good start. On June 13,  the Auditor’s office reported that 1,000 applications have been submitted for seats on the Commission. California citizens who are eligible may submit an online application to the California State Auditor’s Office during the initial 60-day application period from June 10, 2019, to August 9, 2019.

Who is eligible?

“The initial application is open to every registered voter who has been affiliated with the same political party or with no political party since July 1, 2015, and has voted in at least two of the last three statewide general elections,” said the State Auditor. Applications can be submitted online at shapecaliforniasfuture.auditor.ca.gov between June 10 and August. 9. A supplemental application period will run from August 12 through September 11.

“This is your chance to become a part of creating fair and transparent district boundaries that serve the best interests of the people of California,” said the State Auditor in a statement. “If you believe politics are better when all sides work together and you have a passion for civic engagement, apply to become one of 14 new 2020 commissioners.”

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