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Bureau Seeking Census Takers

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April 19, 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will soon begin hiring casual staff for the 2016 Census.

Up to 38,000 Field Officers will be needed Australia-wide to deliver and collect forms, as well as follow up households who haven’t completed their Census form.

Applications for Field Officer positions will open on Monday, May 2.

Field Officers will need to have access to a home-based computer and vehicle, strong communication skills and know their community well.

Applicants must also be an Australian citizen or hold the legal right to work in Australia.

Working hours will be flexible and on-the-job training will be provided.

Field Officers will earn up to $21.61 per hour. Incidentals and motor vehicle allowances will also be paid.

In most urban areas, where Census materials will be mailed to households, Field Officers will be required from August 11 to September 30.

In rural areas, where Census material will be hand delivered to households, Field Officers will be required from July 14 to September 30.

For more information or to apply for a Field Officer position, visit the ABS website

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