How to get a job with the Donald Trump administration


How to get a job with the Donald Trump administration

Have you always wanted to work for the federal government? Here's your chance, because President-elect Donald Trump is scouting more than 4,000 new political employees as he prepares to enter the White House.

He made the announcement on his site and newly created Twitter account, Transition 2017, this week, listing four different types of appointments he's looking to fill:

Presidential Appointments with Senate Confirmation (PAS)

The 1,212 senior leader positions, which must be approved by the Senate, include Cabinet secretaries and their deputies, the heads of most independent agencies and ambassadors. 

Presidential Appointments without Senate Confirmation (PA)

These 353 positions, which mostly consists of the White House staff, do not need Senate approval.

Non-career Senior Executive Service

Trump needs 680 employees for this category. These appointees will work to ensure political leaders carry out civil service throughout the federal government.  

Schedule C Appointments

From schedulers and assistants to policy experts, there are 1,403 openings available for these confidential roles. 

So what do you need to do to gain a seat at one of the White House tables? 

First, the site warns all interested applicants of the time commitment and fast pace of each position. Additionally, the site says, "appointments and jobs of the Trump-Pence Administration are demanding, and the application process is rigorous."

If you think you can handle it, go ahead and complete the online application. It requires you to submit basic information, such as your address and political party, and your cover letter and resume.

If you make it to the next step, you then will be asked to fill out personal data statement, which asks about "possible conflicts of interest deriving from your sources of income; all aspects of your personal and professional life, including organization which you belong or once belonged; speeches you may have given and books, articles and editorials you may have written; legal, administrative and regulatory proceedings to which you may have been a party; in short, anything that might embarrass the President or you if he should choose you for a position in his administration."

Lastly, depending on the position, you may also be required to fill out financial disclosure forms.

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