Cushy gig at taxpayer expense

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Joan Mower

USAJOBS posted an ad for a “senior executive” at the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.
The ad gives few details, but Joan Mower gladly fills in the blanks on Twitter:

Great USG job @ fun, small agency. Good salary ($176,500), no education needed, no heavy lifting, virtually no supervisory resp., Extremely unusual posting — given the easy duties. & international travel! Apply!

Mower is development director for the media agency, formerly the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Her Twitter page says she “loves Africa, tennis, horses, Corgis and my family.”

Exhausted from all the heavy lifting. Photo: Mower’s Twitter page

BBG Watch, which first reported Mower’s tweet about the job, said her description of the position on LinkedIn was even more over the top. It read:

Looking for a GREAT U.S. Government job at a tiiny [sic], fun agency — pays up to $174,500 a year with NO HEAVY LIFTING. This SES position is probably the cushiest SES out there — no educational requirements, mainly handholding for a couple of executives. Virtually no supervisory duties, an “advisory” board that rarely meets and international travel!

Photos: Mower’s Twitter page
No heavy lifting. Woof, woof!

More than half the 1,329 jobs at the Agency for Global Media in Washington, D.C., pay more than $100,000, according to the latest figures, from fiscal year 2017. The highest-paying 100 jobs are below:

NameSalaryPosition
TURNER,GRANT K$180,624.00BUDGET ANALYSIS
CHAO,KE LU$172,100.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
THATCHER,GARY L$172,100.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
TRIMBLE,JEFFREY N$172,100.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
LENNON,MARIE E$171,964.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
BALAZS,PHILLIP T$170,610.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
BENNETT,AMANDA$170,400.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
SUGAWARA,SANDRA L$170,233.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
KLIGERMAN,DAVID JASON$170,000.00GENERAL ATTORNEY
LANSING,JOHN F$168,700.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
MENDES,ANDRE V$168,188.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
REDISCH,STUART S$164,530.00WRITING AND EDITING
KINNAVY,NOREEN M$161,900.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
MENGESHA,NEGUSSIE G$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
PARISH,ELIZABETH ANN$161,900.00GENERAL ATTORNEY
GOOLSBY,CHARLES$161,900.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
BORYS,WALTER JR$161,900.00GENERAL ENGINEERING
FABIAN,GEOFFREY THOMAS$161,900.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
RAMOS,RENEA R$161,900.00ACCOUNTING
MOWER,JOAN B$161,900.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
HOCKER,STEPHEN A$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
GANDJI,SHEILA M$161,900.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
BELL,WILLIAM B$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
LIPPMAN,JOHN A$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
GIBBS,GREGORY R$161,900.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
BUTTS,DIANE SMITH$161,900.00MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS
BOYNTON,DOUGLAS W$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
JOHNSON,JOHN LEWIS$161,900.00FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
CAREW,NASSERIE MESSE$161,900.00PUBLIC AFFAIRS
VAN,ETTEN ELIZABETH K$161,900.00AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
BIBERAJ,ELEZ$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
AYAZI,M AKBAR$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
STRAUB,GERHARD J$161,900.00GENERAL ENGINEERING
HUYSER,CURTIS D$161,900.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
BAUM,WILLIAM C$161,900.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
SERAFINI,MICHAEL A$161,900.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
FILIPEK,MARK S$161,900.00GENERAL ENGINEERING
WHITACRE,WILLIAM$161,900.00ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
HAGAN,JAMES P$161,900.00HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
HUNT,MICHAEL R$161,900.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
SPRINGER,STEVEN$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
MARSH,WILLIAM A$161,900.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
FILIPKOWSKI,FRANK J$161,900.00FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
BRADY,BARBARA NORTON$160,846.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
CLAERBOUT,KENNETH J$158,123.00ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
WILLIAMS,GY L$158,123.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
LANG,FREDERICK D$158,123.00SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
SOWELL,QUINTON L$158,123.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
SALICRUP,SHEILLA H$158,123.00LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
GRAY,GREGORY G$158,123.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
HARGRAVE,PATRICIA A$158,123.00GENERAL ATTORNEY
VASELOPULOS,PETER G$158,123.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
RUBENDALL,LARRY G$158,123.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
CASSELLS,ANDREW M JR$158,123.00AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
BRAUNER,ABE M$158,123.00FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
DOMINGUEZ,CLARA E$158,123.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
CHEN,HAOYING$158,123.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
SHELL,JEFFREY S$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
ARON,LEON$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
KEMPNER,MICHAEL W$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
CROCKER,RYAN CLARK$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
WEINSTEIN,KENNETH R$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
KORNBLUH,KAREN F$155,502.37MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
BAISE,MATTHEW R$153,730.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
WARD,JONATHAN EARL$153,730.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
WILLIAMS,JONES SHERYL$153,730.00GENERAL ATTORNEY
GOODMAN,NORMAN G$153,730.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
COBB,CARROLL ELLIS$153,730.00HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
SIEG,SETAREH D$153,730.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
NWEKE,NNAKE I$153,730.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
KROG,ANDREW T$153,730.00GENERAL ATTORNEY
MILLIGAN,DAVID LEE$153,730.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
RUSSELL,JAMES W$153,730.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
DOMINICK,DANNETTA R$153,730.00MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM
LOPEZ,DE OTERO YOLANDA$149,337.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
OTWELL,WILLIAM E$149,337.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
CIANCIO,PIERO$149,337.00FACILITY OPERATIONS SERVICES
JONAS,BENJAMIN H$149,337.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
SHERMAN,ROGER M$149,337.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
BOBB,F SCOTT$148,305.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
GOOSMAN,MARY BETH$145,629.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
SHAW,HERMAN A$145,629.00CONTRACTING
MORSE,MARGARET CAMMILLE$145,629.00HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
LEVICH,MIRIAM EVA$145,629.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
LOUIE,DONALD$145,629.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
STANCIK,LISA J$145,629.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
SIPOS,JOSEPH W$145,629.00TELECOMMUNICATIONS
MALONE,JAMES B$145,629.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
BERTAUT,RICHARD J$145,629.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
PRAHL,CAROL J$145,629.00MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS
BEATTIE,VICTOR B III$145,629.00WRITING AND EDITING
LUSBY,JOANN A$145,629.00HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
BROMBERGER,MICHAEL P$145,629.00AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
JONES,DAVID W$145,629.00WRITING AND EDITING
PETERS,CHERYLYNN$145,629.00CONTRACTING
MENDELSON,BETH R$145,629.00AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION
DETZEL,THOMAS J$145,629.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
BOWMAN,MICHAEL$145,629.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
MARSZALEK,PAUL M$145,629.00GENERAL ARTS AND INFORMATION
BOLDEN,VERNITA$145,629.00INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

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