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2,665 roles available as 2021 Census field managers

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By Juliano Oliveira

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has opened a selection process for 2021 Census field managers.

In total, 2,665 short-term positions are available in all major cities and regional areas nationwide – 550 in Queensland. The successful applicants will earn $36.90 per hour (inclusive of 25% loading), plus superannuation.

Working hours are variable and will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. The recruitment process will be locally, and the professionals must be familiar with the area they will be located.

According to the position’s description, each field manager has responsibility for training, leading and managing a team of up to 12 field officers in their local area.

“The Field Manager is the eyes and ears of the Census on the ground, and in the community. They provide invaluable local intelligence to the office-based Census operations team,” Andrew Henderson, Census Executive Director and National Spokesperson said.

“They 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,” Mr Henderson said.

Field managers will have to visit non-private dwellings in their areas, such as hospitals, hotels, and nursing homes to help residents in these settings to complete their Census form.

“If you have experience training and supervising small teams and you’re keen to tell your community’s story, view the applicant information kit and apply now,” Mr Henderson said.

The ABS has appointed Adecco Australia to assist with recruiting temporary staff to support the 2021 Census.

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