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US Census Bureau Enumerator Interview Questions

Updated Oct 24, 2014
Updated Oct 24, 2014
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    Non-Response Followup Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    Watch for announcement or frequent the web page for exam dates. Take the test to get an interview which is usually over the phone. For the most part these jobs are easy if you have a personality that likes to interact with people of all kinds. I have worked 8 different operations with the census and all of they were enjoyable.

    Negotiation Details
    The hours and wages are pre determined so no negotiation involved.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Non-Response Followup Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    You had to call the local office and register to take the test. Once you took the test, if you passed, they called you for a phone interview. If you were chosen, they call you with training info. The training was one week, paid, classroom setting at a local church's annex room. The supervisor was great, and chooses a "group leader" at the end of training, to act in their absence. Fellow workers were all very pleasant, and a lot of its forged friendships. Older, younger, unemployed as well as vets and students all worked.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you comfortable going door to door?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, flat pay based on region.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Quality Control Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Booneville, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Booneville, MS
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was simple. It was a phone interview consisting of very simple questions. You have to go to a designated place then to take a test that is just common sense and very simple. You then have to go through training that you are paid for. The people were very friendly, courteous and informative.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    I did not have a traditional job interview. I received a phone call informing me when my job would start and about the training. During this call, I was asked if I was still available to work and willing to work the days and hours available.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted online application. Received call for scheduled test date. Test consisted of basic map reading and house address type questions. Those with 100 percent were automatically hired. I had 97% and didn't get an offer of employment for another 2 weeks. No personal interview, just place and time for training.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no personal interviews, it was all competency-based.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Enumerator positions have set pay. No negotiations. However, the pay was great for our small town.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  7.  

    Quality Control Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    No interview needed! You just need to take an exam (which they provide practice ones for) and do well enough for them to call you back.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no interview, just an exam to pass. Soo, for those who dread interviews, work for the census the next time it rolls around! The most difficult questions will come from the people whose doors you have to knock on.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    I believe I found out about this position through an ad in the newspaper. I applied online and got a call back about a month later. I had a group interview that was very uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    Seen an ad locally about open testing. Called the 800 number to schedule testing. Went to testing location, answered 30 questions (2 were examples and basically answers were given, so 28 questions) I received a score of 27. Received phone call 2-3 months later asking if I was still interested in a position with US Census. I replied that I was. A week later I received a call discussing the Enumerator position and if I was interested. It seemed like an interview with the simple yes or no questions to which once completed I was told where to go to start my training and when.

    Interview Questions
    • Had no typical interview question, just availability questions. Like ... are you available to work at least 20 hours a week? Do you have reliable transportation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Census Bureau.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for an enumerator with the US Census Bureau starts with a basic test. Basic math, grammar, reading maps. Once that test is submitted, a candidate will likely be contact via phone for a short interview. Depending on availability, the candidate is hired and invited to a training session in their area.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall the questions. The main issue dealt with availability.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Enumerator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Census Bureau in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, I received a phone call. The job description, including salary, were described to me. I was being invited to take a test, with the intention to be hired a month or so after the phone call. There were scheduled tests in a few locations. I chose a location (a library) and time. I brought my resume, a list of references, a pencil, and something to keep myself entertained, such as a book. A bunch of people took the test together. It was very easy. A sample test is available at census.gov. Next, each of us was interviewed one by one. I was asked to read a sample survey and annunciate clearly. I was also asked to answer questions using examples of my experience, including describing what happened, what the problem was, and how I solved it. Following directions may have been more important than the experiences described.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you failed, what was the problem, and how you overcame the problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation with the US government. They are very up front about the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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