About the Census
The Census of Population and Housing (Census) is run every five years and is one of the largest and most important collections to count the number of people and houses in Australia. The Census collects information about where we live, age, our culture, religion, income, education, living and housing arrangements. The information is used to make important decisions, such as government funding, input into policy-making and electoral boundaries.
About the Australian Bureau of Statistics
We are Australia's national statistical agency. We aim to understand Australia's data needs to inform important decisions about our nation's future.
About the role
As a Field Officer (FO), you will help the public in person to complete the Census.
In your role you will be required to: Undertake online training between (13 July - 18 August 2021) and classroom training between (17 July- 24 August 2021). Receive Census bulk materials, ensuring they are securely stored in your home at all times. Familiarise yourself with your allocated work area (review workload, plan your route, be aware of work health or safety issues in your area). Use your own electronic device (smart phone or tablet) to record your activities in the field. Please refer to the Eligibility and Position Requirements section of this document. Deliver Census materials to, and collect Census materials from households for secure return to the ABS. * Visit households to follow up with residents who have not successfully completed their Census. Conduct assisted interviews with people who request help. Promote Census participation and answer questions from the public about the Census. Record refusals and escalate to the Census Refusals Team. Use your own registered and insured vehicle to travel to work areas. Communicate regularly with your Field Manager. Complete administration forms (such as timesheets) and other duties as directed.
Your qualities, experience and skills
Experience or demonstrated knowledge in: Customer service or working with the public 2 OFFICIAL OFFICIAL Ability to work independently, and as part of a team Having a good attitude and willingness to help others and support the community Good attention to detail and a keen eye for accuracy Implementing processes in accordance with ABS procedures Local area knowledge and an ability to read and navigate maps Ability to work flexibly in a busy environment Ability to undertake essential duties of the role