Census Office to hold job fairs

Posted on Aug 22 2019

The 2020 CNMI Census Office will be doing a series of job fairs on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota in order to hire office staff and enumerators who will go to the villages to conduct the census.

According to Census Office manager Clyde Norita, the office is tasked to hire office staff by October. Public outreach is slated to begin by January 2020, with field enumeration to begin by February and completion to be no later than June 30, 2020. Norita said that February will serve as a preliminary enumeration to work on population numbers.

The Census Office will also be offering 625 positions, with different responsibilities and positions. The jobs offered will either be for the office or field.

The CNMI Census Office will be holding a Census Job Fair on Saipan on Oct. 11, 12, and 19, from 9am to 4pm at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. There will be job fairs on Tinian and Rota on Sep. 27 and Oct. 4, respectively.

The hiring criteria:

– Must be a U.S. citizen and/or U.S. national (legal resident of theCNMI) and be 18 years old or older.

– Possess a valid social security number.

– Possess a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (office staff only).

– May not be an elected official.

– Male applicants born after Dec. 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System.

– Meet the requirements set in the local laws of CNMI.

– Pass a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check facilitated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

– Pass a personal interview using guidelines provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

– Pass a written assessment exam provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The hiring process will require applicants to pick and fill necessary forms, bring required documents and identification cards, notary public on site for federal forms, fingerprinting on sites, pass FBI background checks, and to get a 70% or above on the U.S. Census online training/test.

The census is a survey conducted every 10 years to indicate a local population and this is important as it provides a statistic for population strength, which leads to a determination on federal funding for the CNMI and other mainland states in the U.S. The 2020 Census will be conducted until Jan. 31, 2021.

Norita expects field enumeration to be completed no later than June 30, 2020, and data to be sent to Washington D.C. on July 30, 2020. The CNMI Census Office will close on Sep. 30, 2020.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at marc_venus@saipantribune.com.
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