Special Project Assistant 2 for Census 2020 Outreach (19937723)

Clerical/Administrative Support
South Bay
$17.45-$22.27 Hourly


505 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale, 94086


Casual Special Project Assistant 2
Census 2020 Outreach
(Job Code 9573)
  Definition: To develop, plan and organize the City's Census Outreach Program which provides information on Census 2020 to residents, particularly those individuals who might not be reached through the City's traditional communication methods.

Distinguishing characteristics: This position reports directly to the Administrative Analyst in LCS but may receive direction from other staff in the LCS.   Duties: (May include, but are not limited to, the following):
  • Develop, plan, and organize activities to promote and disperse Census 2020 information of services of services and programs to North County residents with a focus in reaching out to residents in the following languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Hindi.
  • Attend community festivals, special events, public meetings and gatherings as appropriate to promote Census 2020
  • Take initiative to develop relationships with neighborhood leaders, communities of faith, schools, nonprofits and local support agencies to promote the Census
  • Translate or arrange for the translation of Census marketing materials
  • Monitor and coordinate the daily operation of the community outreach program; maintain appropriate records and statistics; evaluate the effectiveness of the assigned program
  • Coordinate website updates related to Census outreach and promotions
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Position requires sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires hand manipulation in simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. The position requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard.  Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports, work related documents using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper, books and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.


Education & Experience
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

Graduation from High School or the tested equivalent; AND
One year of related work experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of:

  • Methods, techniques and procedures in the delivery of community outreach;
  • principles and procedures for implementing and directing community outreach and civic engagement activities;
  • modern office procedures, methods and computer applications and equipment

Ability to:
  • Develop and coordinate a Census 2020 community outreach program suited to the needs of the culturally diverse community.
  • Communicate with multicultural groups;
  • Understand and respect cultural differences; translate written and verbal communication
  • Bilingual in one of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license or the ability to provide alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority and a safe driving record.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field.
  • Administrative or staff services experience in local government.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full and responses to the supplemental questions are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume" on application or supplemental questions. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page; go to, Search: Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94088. Late or incomplete applications will also not be accepted. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice.  

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. If you have not heard back within five working days, please contact Faye Brand at or 408-730-3015.

Any candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jennifer Acuna at (408) 730-7332 or by email at For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email:

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

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