Census role call: 838 ABS jobs up for grabs in NSW, ACT
The 2021 Census will create 838 short-term jobs across NSW and the ACT, as part of a new recruitment drive by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to hire 2665 field managers across the country.
The roles are short-term and they will earn $36.90 an hour inclusive of a 25 per cent loading, plus superannuation. Successful candidates will work variable hours, including weekdays, weekends and evenings.
Field managers will be responsible for training, leading and managing a team of up to 12 field officers in their local area who help communities to complete the Census which will be held on August 10.
Census executive director and national spokesman Andrew Henderson said field managers play a key role in supporting and motivating their team and resolving problems that arise on the job.
"The field manager is the eyes and ears of the Census on the ground, and in the community," he said.
"They provide invaluable local intelligence to the office-based Census operations team and help members of the public who need special support to complete the Census.
"This includes conducting assisted interviews with people who request help or working through difficult questions from people trying to complete their Census."
Field managers also engage with non-private dwellings in their area, such as hospitals, hotels, and nursing homes to help residents in these settings to complete their Census form.
They will be recruited locally and the ABS has appointed Adecco Australia to assist with the recruitment.
Across Australia there are 2665 Census field manager positions available in all major cities and regional areas.
NSW and the ACT have 838 positions available, Victoria 678, Queensland 550, Western Australia 288, South Australia 199, Tasmania 83 and the Northern Territory 29.
Applicants must have experience training and supervising small teams, as well as access to a computer and mobile device with reliable internet connection, a current driver's license, and a registered and insured vehicle.
Originally published as Census role call: 838 ABS jobs up for grabs in NSW, ACT