The Trump Administration Is Now Hiring
Are you a skilled and educated worker who dreams of working a government job in finance, national security, or foreign service? President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team are looking for you. Experience and loyalty to the republican party may be your ticket to working in the soon to be drained swamp known as Washington D.C.
The Trump transition team, led by Vice President Mike Pence, needs to fill around 4,000 jobs as soon as possible. While the openings are immediate, the hiring process can be a little complicated. Here is what to expect for some of the jobs:
Presidential Appointment with Confirmation Jobs (PAS)
There are 1,212 jobs that the President appoints that will require a Senate confirmation. This means that beyond the initial interview and FBI background check, you may have to go before a senate confirmation committee and be interviewed by the ultimate political insiders who serve six-year terms. These jobs include cabinet secretaries, undersecretaries, ambassadors, and independent agency heads.
Presidential Appointments without Senate Confirmation Jobs (PA)
There are 353 positions, which mostly consist of the White House staff, do not need Senate approval. These jobs include the White House Chief Usher, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Assistant to the Vice President Chief of Staff, and much more. Many of these jobs fill the halls of the White House and are highly coveted positions.
Non-career Senior Executive Service Jobs
Trump needs to fill 680 positions in this category. These appointees will work to ensure political leaders carry out civil service throughout the federal government. Most of these jobs are managerial in nature.
Schedule C Appointment Jobs
These positions are mostly policy and administrative. Jobs such as scheduling and assistance to policy experts. Trump’s team needs to hire 1,403 people to fill these important roles.
Other Types of Administration Jobs
As former President Obama’s appointees leave, departments all across the government will have openings. Preference may be given to Trump supporters and volunteers, while other may go to experienced and capable applicants. Here are a few of the departments that the Trump administration will need to hire new people.
- Embassy / Ambassador Jobs
- State Department Jobs
- Treasury Department Jobs
- Homeland Security Jobs
- TSA Jobs
- Border Patrol Jobs
- NASA jobs
- Interior Department jobs
Requirements for Trump White House Jobs
The application process will require a background check and many of the jobs may require a security clearance. A detailed FBI background check is required to obtain a clearance, especially when working in a job that handles sensitive and classified materials. A desire to maintain a private email server will probably disqualify from getting one of these important jobs. If you do not have a degree, there are many online degree programs that will help you get the education you need to land a government job in the Trump administration.
Any job that deals with budget, accountability, finance, and treasury will also require a personal financial statement to disclose financial status and ties to avoid any conflicts of interest.
If you want to get a job in the Trump White House, make sure you have a clean background, a desire to work, strong ethics, and loyalty to the new commander in chief, Donald Trump.
How to Apply for Jobs at the State Department
If you want to work in the U.S. Department of State and earn an overseas assignment visit: https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/available-jobs. With the recent administrative changes and a new Secretary of State, there are many job openings various levels across the department.
There are different levels of work at the State Department including:
- Civil Service
- Foreign Service Officer
- Foreign Service Specialist
- US Department of State Student Internships
Each level has requirements unique to the job. For instance, to become a Foreign Service Officer, you need to take the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). Most civil service and lower level State Department jobs can be found on USA Jobs.
How to Apply for Jobs at Department of Homeland Security
To work in Homeland Security, it helps to have a military or law enforcement background and/or degree in criminal justice. If you served on a police force or in the military police, there are multiple opportunities available in the DHS. These jobs are on the frontlines in fighting terror, securing our borders, and protecting American citizens. To apply for Homeland Security jobs, go to https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers.
Here are few career paths within DHS:
- Customs and Border Patrol Agents
- Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- U.S. Secret Service Agents
- U.S. Coast Guard Careers
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