New federal consumer-protection agency shops for $100,000 scheduler

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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It’s nice work if you can get it.

The federal government is prepared to pay up to $102,900 per year in salary for an “invitations coordinator” at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The hiring announcement for the new position, based in Washington D.C. appeared online this week. The successful applicant will serve “as expert on calendar issues,” according to the job description.

The position, according to the listing, includes developing and maintaining a database of invitations extended to employees of the bureau and “research[ing] and provid[ing] background information so that the invitation can be appropriately considered by decision-makers.”

The CFPB markets the job as a critical way to help make “consumer financial markets work for all American families.”

“Be one of the founding members of an agency that will make a difference in the lives of everyday American families!”

The new bureau is the creation of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection law, the brainchild of liberal scholar Elizabeth Warren. President Obama use a controversial “recess appointment” on Wednesday to name former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the CPFB’s first director.

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