Bureau of Statistics seek Field Officers

As many as 38,000 Field Officers are needed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the upcoming census on August 2016.

Field Officers will be strong communicators who know their local area well, and are comfortable using technology. Field Officers will follow up with households that don’t participate on Census night and support the collection and delivery of traditional paper forms in areas across Australia.

Head of the 2016 Census Program, Duncan Young said Field Officers are as important as ever in the 2016 Census, even though 65 per cent of Australians are expected to complete their Census online.

“Field Officers will be a critical part of the ABS’ efforts to count close to 10 million dwellings and approximately 24 million people across Australia on Census night,” Mr Young said. “While most people will complete the Census online, Australia isn’t any smaller and we will still need Field Officers in every street, in every suburb and every town to both remind and help people complete their Census.”

Field Officers will earn up to $21.61 per hour, receive motor vehicle allowances and enjoy flexible working hours for up to 3 months. Applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia and have a valid driver’s license. Visit: www.census.abs.gov.au.

Updated: 06/04/2016 — 21:50:28