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The Plum Book: How Do I Apply for a Job?

By Ed O'Keefe

Following yesterday's rolling coverage of the Plum Book, a few (newly!) loyal readers have asked how one goes about applying for a job listed in the Plum Book.

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, responsible for the book's publication, suggests you:

1.) Contact your representative or senator if you're applying for the highest level jobs.

2.) If you're interested in a non-career position, fill out the online application form on the Obama transition Web site.

3.) Apply directly to the agency (for those 3,000 jobs that are currently held by career civil service)

4.) Go through the White House personnel office, once President-elect Obama is inaugurated.

Those interested in career civil service positions should apply through, operated by the Office of Personnel Management.

Make sure to read The Eye's reviews of cool jobs here and here.

The Post's Lois Romano and Lindsey Layton also found a few other cool jobs listed in the book:

"The Marine Mammal Commission has three openings, each paying $100,000 a year. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation will need a new executive secretary who will earn $139,600 to $191,300 a year. And at the Department of Health and Human Services, there's an opening for a confidential assistant to the deputy director of child support enforcement in the Administration for Children and Families (whew), for an annual salary of $48,148 to $62,593, depending on experience."

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 13, 2008; 4:14 PM ET
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I urge all unemployed to submit their names for consideration...
no matter who is in the White House, this is still our Goverment, our Country, not theirs...

Posted by: DwightCollins | November 14, 2008 6:48 AM | Report abuse

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