Census 2010 is Hiring

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A letter from the Population Division of the U.S. Census:

We have opportunities in the Population Division of the U.S. Census Bureau for your department's students. We are looking for well-qualified persons, mostly at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, especially those with training in population geography, geographic information systems, urban and rural geography, remote sensing, and various specialties in demography and statistics, among others. Salaries reflect experience and the level of education completed. All positions require U.S. citizenship.

Openings for permanent positions offer qualified applicants an opportunity to work on a wide range of subject matter areas and projects, including: analyzing geographic distribution of population and its demographic characteristics in the United States and other countries; developing ways of representing the distribution of population and activities using statistical areas and classifications; producing population estimates for other countries at national and sub-national geographic scales; estimating international migration; providing technical assistance to countries around the world; developing methodologies that use remotely sensed imagery for estimating local populations in countries with few statistical data so that better information will be available for responding to humanitarian crises; and playing a central role in the planning, conducting, and reviewing of the 2010 Census. Analytical reports in progress include one that uses historical microdata to delineate the changing geographic patterns of the young, single, and college-educated population in the United States since 1960 and one focused on changes in several metropolitan statistical areas over the last few decades. We are about to release a report that analyzes population patterns of the Great Plains. Our Census Atlas of the United States, the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s, garnered several awards when it was released last year, and we have entered the early stages of planning for an atlas for the 2010 Census.

This is an exciting time for the U.S. Census Bureau, and specifically the Population Division. Please forward this email to students (or colleagues with students) who may be interested in working at the Census Bureau. For more specific job descriptions, look under Jobs at Census on our website at www.census.gov. If you or your students have questions about work in Population Division, please contact me. For specific questions about available positions and ways of applying for them, please contact Tammany Burden at tammany.burden@census.gov or 301.763.6261. Later in the year when we have information on internship possibilities for summer 2010, we will contact you again.


Joshua Comenetz

Joshua Comenetz, PhD
Chief, Geographic Studies Branch
Population Division
U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233