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Census 2021 Field Officer

Adecco - Brisbane City, QLD

Administration & Secretarial
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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.

Client Details

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

Job Offer

Eligibility and positions requirements

To be eligible for this position you must meet the requirements listed below:

  • Australian citizenship - You must be an Australian Citizen or have the legal right to work in Australia. Evidence will be required during pre-employment screening. Preference will be given to Australian citizens.
  • Undergo pre-employment checks, which may include a police records check and health clearance
  • Hold and maintain a valid Australian driver's license for the duration of your employment
  • Any vehicle used for your field work must be registered and comprehensively insured
  • Have a safe and lockable area in your residence to store Census materials
  • Have a mobile device (such as smart phone or tablet) with reliable internet connection. See technological requirements below for details.
  • Have access to a printer or printing facilities

How to apply

For further information about this position or to apply, www.censusjobs.adecco.com.au

For any other query, please contact Adecco Census Recruitment Team on 1300 233 445 or email [email protected]

Brisbane City, QLD

Administration & Secretarial


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