Donald Trump’s Website is Soliciting Resumes for Thousands of White House Jobs

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By Emily Zanotti | 9:01 pm, November 16, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed of working in the West Wing of the White House, now might just be your chance.

The Donald Trump transition team seems to have severely underestimated how many White House positions they’ll need to fill—they were shocked to find out much of President Obama’s staff isn’t staying—and they’re accepting applications for thousands of jobs.

The Trump transition website,, is soliciting resumes for 4,000 open positions, from Cabinet secretaries and their deputies, to White House home staff, to civil service and policy roles. They even need around a thousand good men and women who can pass a Senate confirmation hearing.


Openings apparently include positions in everything from the President’s Advisory Board on Radiation and Workplace Health, to the Arctic Research Commission, to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, to the US Postal Service Board of Governors.

All you need to do is fill out an application on the website that includes an essay section, submit to a background investigation, and provide the transition team with a list of possible financial conflicts of interest (even if the President-elect himself hasn’t revealed his own).

Typically, the transition team would have been working on filling these positions all summer, creating lists in cooperation with their party’s national committee of candidates for public office. Most of these appointments would be rewarded to losing candidates, grassroots fundraisers, volunteer office staff, and others who contributed markedly to the campaign.

This year, though, there’s plenty of opportunity to go around.