As this is a partial Special Census, only those areas with significant growth in the past few years will be counted. The Census will be conducted by workers who go door to door in these areas; they will ask only a few questions of each household. The Census Bureau never releases information that identifies specific individuals or households.
Carmel will need about 275 applicants for temporary employment to complete the Census. There are openings for enumerators (those who go door to door to gather information), crew leaders (who are in charge of groups of enumerators) and clerical staff (who track information collected by enumerators). The pay rates are $13.74 for enumerators, $15.24 for crew leaders and $10.74 for clerical staff. All Census employees will be required to take a written test for basic knowledge and skills, pass a background check and attend a paid three-day training session. Mileage will also be paid for those who work in the field.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and 18 years of age (16- and 17-year olds may be hired for clerical positions if they meet state employment requirements). Enumerators need to be available days, weekends and evenings, but will generally have flexibility to choose which hours to work during productive time periods. All employees are expected to work a minimum of 25 hours each week and a maximum of 40 hours. Jobs will last 3-5 weeks on average. Enumerators and crew leaders must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
For more information contact Rosemary Waters at 317-571-2490 or click the Census link on the City’s website www.carmel.in.gov. Applications are available at Carmel City Hall or on the website. Return all completed applications to Rosemary Waters at City Hall to ensure you are notified when testing begins.