The federal government is taking applications for 2010 Census Workers.
The jobs generally pay around $18 per hour, and most workers will work a total of 5-10 weeks, going house to house in teams to ask people to complete the 2010 Census interviews. You can work part-time as a census taker, and even if you have a full-time job you can work evenings and weekends to be a census taker as a second job.
In some regions, longer-term jobs are available (starting now through the end of the census). This can be a great stepping stone to a federal job.
Give it a shot!