Feds Advertise Thousands Of Job Openings During Shutdown


Shutdown? What shutdown? The federal government is advertising thousands of job openings, and they have even added hundreds since the “shutdown” began.

More than 4,000 job postings remained active on the federal government’s hiring site as of Tuesday. Although many ads first ran before the shutdown began, nearly 500 posts were placed in the past three days.

The vacancies include some high-priced positions: a media relations officer job paying up to $155,000 at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency in charge of implementing Obamacare, and a senior communications and marketing specialist for the Patent and Trademark Office, making up to $136,000.

The newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau placed an ad Friday for a chief of staff to the chief information officer, a position that advertises a salary of $121,000 to $224,000. (Read More)

Is a CFPB information officer really an “essential” employee? We managed this long without one.