U.S. Census Bureau - South Dakota Field Representative (Davison and Hanson Counties) in Mitchell, South Dakota

DUTIES: Interviews respondents to collect survey or census data as required for current, on-going surveys, one-time surveys, and special censuses. The incumbent is responsible for communicating with respondents, supervisors, and other persons as appropriate. Reads survey materials and conducts door-to-door surveys. Explains the purpose of the survey, asks questions as worded on the questionnaire or survey instrument, and enters accurate and complete information into a laptop computer or onto survey forms. The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift boxes of survey materials or laptops weighing up to 30 pounds. Maintains personal payroll records that reflect hours worked, miles driven, and reimbursements for travel and communications claimed. QUALIFICATIONS: GS-03: Six months of general experience or one year above high school. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Field Representative. GS-04: One year of general experience or two years above high school. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Field Representative. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1) Must be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends. 2) Must have use of an automobile, valid driver's license in certain geographic areas. 3) Must have access to a landline. 4) Must be willing to travel overnight for work assignments, training, etc. EVALUATION CRITERIA: Applicants must take and pass a written basic skills test after which a mock interview and structured job interview will be administered. Eligible candidates will be ranked based on the score they receive on the mock interview and structured job interview plus any Veterans' preference entitlements. All resumes or applications will remain active for two years. There is no expiration date for the Mock Interview and Structured Job Interview test scores, provided a current application is kept on file. Hourly Salary is $12.74 Plus $0.545 Mileage Reimbursement