US Government Offering $100K Job as Photographer for Department of Homeland Security

Are you an expert photographer who's interested in politics? If you answered yes, you're in luck because the Department of Homeland Security has just recently posted a position for a photographer. You have until December 29, 2017 to apply for this position of a lifetime, which is listed on USAJOBS, the official employment website of the US Government.

So what does the full-time position entail? This permanent appointment will “serve as a skilled Photographer responsible for capturing dynamic still and DSLR video imagery for standalone and social media usage, and for use with articles.” They will also be responsible for managing and maintaining photographic equipment, supplies, and materials. But most importantly, the photographer will be in charge of capturing the dynamic and the mission of the Department of Homeland Security.

By following along with the Department's daily activities, as well as “working with principles and subjects to position scenes to maximize photographic impact,” the position has an important role in visually demonstrating the important work accomplished by Homeland Security. The role is based in Washington, DC and while no relocation expenses will be reimbursed, the position is on the GS 12 pay scale with a salary of $79,720 to $103,639 per year.

There is some travel required, but only 50% or less of the time, and you may be on call 24 hours a day. But, the opportunity is one that doesn't come around very often. A spokesperson for Homeland Security told PetaPixel that the last time the position was offered was in 2004. To see if you'd be eligible, fill out this questionnaire, which is part of the application.

h/t: [PetaPixel]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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