City of Naperville Looking To Hire Special Census Workers

The City of Naperville is looking for 240 individuals to apply to work as enumerators, crew leaders and clerical staff in the special census being conducted in early 2018.

Enumerators visit households within the special census areas and collect basic facts about each member living in a housing unit, such as name, age and relationship to a householder. Census takers are paid $15.51 per hour, plus mileage and paid training. Also needed are crew leaders who will receive $16.51 per hour, clerical staff who will be paid $12.51 per hour and one field operations supervisor who will be paid $18.51 per hour.

Interested applicants can visit the city’s website at to review a job description to determine if they meet basic eligibility requirements. All prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age; have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle available for their use; be able to hear responses and read questionnaires; be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week; be available for day, evening and weekend work; and be able to attend a four-day training session in January 2018.

Applications can be found at the above website or at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Completed job applications may be returned to the attention of Community Planner Kasey Evans at the Naperville Municipal Center (400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60540) or scanned and emailed to

Applicants will be contacted prior to the start of the special census to take a job-related test to further determine suitability for census employment. Applicant testing will take place in mid-December. If selected, workers will be invited to attend a training class and then given a work assignment that lasts approximately four to eight weeks.

The City of Naperville is holding a special census in select areas of the city where significant population growth is believed to have occurred since the last decennial census in 2010. Because State of Illinois income, local use and motor fuel taxes are based on a per capita distribution, a certified increase in the city’s population will mean increased revenue to the city. Naperville last held a special census in 2008.

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