Resources

The California Census Office has compiled the resources below to make it easier for partners and stakeholders to join the State’s efforts. Help spread the message about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census to communities throughout California.

California faces the greatest barriers in the nation to ensure an accurate count and thus receive a fair share of federal funding and Congressional representation. That’s why state leaders are devoting significant funding to the California Census Office’s strategic outreach and communication campaign, an effort will seek to reach more than 13.5 million households in California to raise awareness of the 2020 Census and motivate the hardest-to-count Californians to respond. Those that are considered hard-to-count (HTC) are least likely to respond to the Census questionnaire without specialized outreach and assistance.

Jobs

To assist in the coordination of California’s outreach and communication strategy for the 2020 Census, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office is actively looking for additional team members. The U.S. Census Bureau is also looking to hire individuals to canvas and enumerate for the 2020 Census. These jobs are separate and apart from the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office.

California Census Office Jobs

Apply online at: Office of the Governor Application for Appointment. Under Positions Sought (drop down menu), search for Census.

Tribal Affairs Specialist

Working under the direction of the Deputy Director of State-wide Outreach, the Tribal Affairs Specialist will oversee the development of a comprehensive strategy to reach tribal communities at a local, regional and statewide level to participate in the 2020 census. This will require working with tribal governments, media and outreach partners. This position will oversee a Tribal outreach and communications effort to engage tribal communities on the Census and ensure their participation. This position also requires time in the office reviewing, analyzing and providing verbal and written input and reports on deliverables directly related to outreach work. You will find additional information about the job in the Tribal Affairs Specialist (PDF).

Language Access Manager

Working under the direction of the Deputy Director of Statewide Initiatives, the Language Access Manager interacts and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders, including contracting partners, across the State of California to ensure that language access and communications needs are being addressed and executed through every stage of the initiative. This position requires time in the office, as well as time in the field overseeing, reviewing, analyzing and providing verbal and written input and reports on deliverables directly related to the Language and Communication Access Plan. You will find additional information about the job in the Language Access Manager (PDF).

Program Evaluator and Data Statistician

Working under the direction of the Data and GIS Mapping Manager, the Program Evaluator and Data Statistician supports all Census programs to evaluate and ensure maximum outreach efforts for a full Census 2020 count, statistical analysis of incoming data, and measurement of the CCC's rapid deployment efforts. This position supports Census specific data management for the California Complete Count Census 2020 Statewide Outreach and Rapid Deployment platform (SwORD). SwORD serves as the backbone of the Office’s efforts to increase census participation by enabling the rapid sharing of information between the State and its many local government and strategic partners. The platform will support collaboration and coordination on outreach in order to address coordination and gaps. It will be the State’s primary database for a wide range of resources and assets, including mapped data, and will house key Hard-to-Count (HTC) data. The Program Evaluator and Data Statistician will evaluate SwORD data to determine baseline measures, develop projections for program monitoring, and establish metrics and success criteria. This position will work with all CCC outreach and statewide staff and partners to ensure that data is comprehensive and supports accurate and dependable decision-making for Census outreach planning and resource allocation. During deployment period in 2020, SwORD will support real-time outreach activities and this position will regularly monitor data, evaluate self-response rates, and generate reports that will help guide outreach activities for a complete count.You will find additional information about the job in the Program Evaluator and Data Statistician (PDF).

California Complete Count Regional Program Manager (RPM) - Central Coast

Working under the direction of the Deputy Director of Outreach and the Lead Regional Program Manager – Central California, the Regional Program Manager (RPM), Outreach interacts directly on the ground with local and regional partners within their assigned geographic region. This position will oversee a region outreach effort, ensure all regional partners contribute to the Statewide Outreach and Rapid Development (SwORD) interactive mapping site, and work with regional partners to meet contractual obligations and spends a majority of time doing field work. This position also requires time in the office reviewing, analyzing and providing verbal and written input and reports on deliverables directly related to the RPM’s work. You will find additional information about the job in the Regional Program Manager Duty Statement (PDF).

U.S. Census Bureau Jobs

To learn more about federal U.S. Census 2020 jobs, go to 2020 Census Jobs.

To apply for federal U.S. Census 2020 jobs, please go to USAJobs.gov.

Additional federal resources:

General Resources - California Census Office

Media/Communications Resources - California Census Office

To help our partners and stakeholders spread the word about the 2020 Census, the State’s Census Office has created the following informational resource. 

General Resources - U.S. Census Bureau

Resources for Specific Audiences - California Census Office

In addition to the general resources above, the California Census Office has compiled tools specific to the following groups:

Archived Resources

California Complete Count – 2000 and 2010

Funding Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions on Funding.

The California Hard-to-Count Interactive Map

HTC Interactive map with logoMany California residents live in areas that, based on demographic, socioeconomic and housing characteristics, may be hard to count in the 2020 Census.

The California Census Office has created this interactive map that shows California census tracts and block groups shaded by their California Hard-to-Count Index, a metric that incorporates 14 variables correlated with an area being difficult to enumerate.

Census tracts and block groups with higher CA-HTC indexes likely will pose significant challenges to enumerate in 2020, while tracts and block groups with lower indexes should be easier to count.

Click here to start using the map.

Accountability, Transparency and Reporting

The Census Office is committed to transparent operations. As relevant information becomes available, Census Office staff routinely provide updates to local and Tribal governments, the Census Bureau, key partners, and other stakeholders through regular meetings and reports. The Census Office regularly updates the state Census website with critical information, including funding plans, applicable timelines, staffing information and other operational information.

The Office will continue to share financial information, such as expenditures, encumbrances, operational plans and accomplishments via its website and quarterly reports to the Legislature and Governor’s Office. In addition, the Census Office will collaborate with the Office of State Audits and Evaluations for oversight of financial contracts and Census Office resource utilization.

To view the Census Office reports, click here.

Contact

California Census Office Headquarters - Sacramento
400 R St., Suite 359
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-852-2020

Please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

Looking to reach the U.S. Census Bureau? Click here to contact them.