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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Postal Service's #2 must have political, media savvy

By Ed O'Keefe

Looking to lead a multibillion-dollar organization with more than 500,000 employees? Hoping to find a career allowing you to flex your political and media savvy? Are you good on TV and okay working for a money-losing company? Then the U.S. Postal Service may want to speak with you.

The headhunting firm SpencerStuart is in hot pursuit of an incredibly experienced political and media pro to serve as deputy postmaster general alongside U.S. Postmaster Patrick R. Donahoe.

According to an eight-page document detailing the position, the deputy will serve as "a voice for the USPS" and work "delivering clearly articulated messages for Congress," regulators, watchdogs and customers.

The new deputy needs to have at least 20 years of experience working with Capitol Hill, the White House and regulators. They should have "A successful track record of influencing senior lawmakers and regulators, resulting in tangible progress on key public policy priorities," and the ideal candidate also has experience and a "comfort-level serving as a spokesperson for an organization," according to the document.

The Postal Service wouldn't say whether it's identified any candidates. Salary and benefit levels will be determined as part of the negotiations, according to a spokeswoman.

Check out the document below:

Deputy Postmaster General Job Description

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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He's right there ladies and gentlemen. Dean Granholm is the man for the job. There is no-one to match his experience and history of successfully bringing parties together. He's good on camera and can communicate with the worker as well as the managerial staff and public.

Guy Nohrenberg

Posted by: Tindad | March 7, 2011 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The main requirement is being a stooge for the board of governors so that their plan to privitize the post office will come to pass. Then they can really cash in on making some money on the new for profit service. It may only be opinion but it makes as much sense as some of the opinion stuff the Washington Post publishes about the P.O..

Posted by: BennyFranklin | March 8, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like they are looking for a lobbyist, no?

Posted by: Monty87 | March 8, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

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