The Department of Homeland Security have listed an ad searching for a photographer for its secretary. Listed on a post to the government’s official employment website USAJOBS, the role is a for a full-time photographer, and sits in the pay scale and grade GS 12. The salary range is between $79,720 to $103,639, and also includes government benefits.
The role follows two similar positions that were recently advertised: a Supreme Court photographer role for $86,460, and a National Park Service job once held by Ansel Adams, for up to $100,000 per annum.
The successful applicant of the Homeland Security job will be based in Washington D.C., producing images and videos for standalone usage, as well as for social media purposes and articles. However, travel may be required (some of which may be by military aircrafts) and you’ll occasionally find yourself on call 24 hours a day.
A Homeland Security spokesperson said, “Just like the National Parks Service position, jobs like this don’t come open very often…The last time this position came open was 2004.”
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