The ABS is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its workers and to make every effort, where reasonably practicable, to eliminate or minimise risks associated with ABS operations, including risks relating to COVID-19. This commitment includes Field Staff engaged for the Census, who will have face-to-face interactions with the public as part of their role. The ABS will continue to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment and will adjust our operations as needed to ensure the safety of the community and our staff. We strongly encourage potential candidates to consider the job description, and the inherent duties of the role and whether they may suit their individual circumstances and health when deciding to apply for Field Staff roles.

Field Manager 

(Contract/Temp) 
Work locations across all parts of the country, including in Major Cities and Regional Areas of Australia.
$36.90/hr (inc 25% loading) + Superannuation
Contract dates between 6 May 2021 and 3 October 2021

These roles will lead and manage a team of Census field officers in your location. You may also assist with the engagement and recruitment activities of Census officers conducting the Census in establishments (e.g. hotels / motels). You will also be completing routine tasks, problem solving, and managing field officer workloads. Australian Citizens preferred.

Field Officer

(Contract/Temp)
Work locations across all parts of the country, including in Major Cities and Regional Areas of Australia.
$24.80/hr (inc 25% loading) + Superannuation
Contract dates between 13 July 2021 and 1 October 2021 

Training provided / no experience necessary. Ideal candidates would have a good understanding of their local community and an ability to flexibly plan their workload within allocated weekly hours. The main responsibility of these roles is to make contact with households when dropping off or collecting Census forms and to encourage online participation. Australian Citizens preferred.

Support Centre Supervisor - APS 5

APS Level 5
Canberra based
Non-ongoing (shift work) positions with variable working hours, including days, evenings and weekends
$45.73 per hour (including 20% loading) plus 15.40% super.

As a Field Support Centre (FSC) Supervisor you will support the FSC Agents responsible for providing telephone assistance to Census field staff.   The FSC Agents will be responsible for providing telephone support to Census field staff and will need to search knowledge information sources to resolve or escalate queries about Census procedures, Work Health and Safety, technical problems and other issues. FSC supervisors will also be required to provide telephone support to Census field staff and resolve more complex queries. The FSC team works collaboratively with all other teams in the 2021 Census program to ensure the success of 2021 Census field operations.

Support Centre Team Leader - APS 6

APS Level 6
Canberra based
Non-ongoing (shift work) positions with variable working hours, including days, evenings and weekends
$51.37 per hour (including 20% loading) plus 15.40% super.


As a Field Support Centre (FSC) Team Leader you will manage and support a small team responsible for providing telephone assistance to Census field staff.   The FSC team members will be responsible for providing telephone support to Census field staff and will need to search knowledge information sources to resolve or escalate queries about Census procedures, Work Health and Safety, technical problems and other issues. The FSC team works collaboratively with all other teams in the 2021 Census program to ensure the success of 2021 Census field operations.