Census Bureau Plans to Hire 40 Geographers: Students Encouraged to Apply
The Census Bureau is looking to hire 40 geographers for positions in the Office of the Associate Director for Decennial Census. Details about the positions are available at USAJobs.gov and the link provided below.
In summary, the positions are listed as two-year term positions that can be extended to four years. The positions range from GS-9 to GS-12. A GS-9 position typically requires post-graduate credits or a degree; however, candidates with a bachelor’s degree can qualify with experience. Students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should give themselves credit in their resumes and responses to the questions for any evidence of work they have accomplished, including internships, course exercises, fieldwork, volunteer work, etc. Initial evaluations will be done by professionals who are not familiar with the discipline; therefore, the choice of words is important in responses.
Although the Bureau began processing applications in early March, this announcement remains open until August 16, 2016.
This opportunity affords graduates to gain experience in a world-class organization that has a diverse range of opportunities in the field of geography from “making” geography by delineating new geographies, to multiple uses of GIS skills, to determining standards and criteria for geospatial data quality, and managing other staff that support geographic operations.
To learn more, see the listing for Geographer, GG-0150-09/11/12, Census-DE-ICV at
For more job listings for geographers, go to jobs.aag.org