Fun Facts from the US Mint Website: Job Openings!

I don’t why I like the US Mint website so much. It’s so archaic and poorly organized.

And yet, I find myself clicking around, looking for undiscovered gems. For example, it wasn’t so long ago that I discovered the US Mint website had a whole section that outlined production numbers for all normal coins that the US Mint produces. Interesting information that is hard to find elsewhere. Where is it hidden? Underneath the “About Us” link… who would have guessed?

I have made money, in the past, by buying coins directly of the US Mint website, and then turning them around and selling them on eBay. It’s always surprising to me how many coin collectors know enough about online shopping to buy on eBay, but don’t necessarily know that you can buy coins from the US Mint online.

Well, here is my little find tonight. Not that I’m looking to move to Washington, D.C., but I guess the job market is getting hot. The US Mint now has a link to some very strange government website where you can see all the jobs available at the US Mint.

There are some fun ones here that you just don’t find elsewhere. Like this one, as a Lead Transfer Engraver. $26-$30 per hour. I clicked through, but I have no idea how you’d become qualified for this … my university didn’t offer courses in numesmatic engraving. Budget cuts, I guess.

But, as I scan the list, there are some surprising high paying jobs for the US Government. A few Project Management roles, and an Accountant position or two.

The highest paying role? Supervisory Business Management Specialist. $110K – $143K per year. This is actually quite high for a government job – it’s almost as high as the salary that a US Congressman makes!

I can’t make heads or tails of the actual requirements, but it sounds an awful lot like a general marketing management role. I love how the combination of Human Resources and US Government regulations leads to requirements for this role like:

To be eligible at the GS-15 [level for this role], candidates must have been a GS-14 for fifty-two weeks, when applicable.

Well, that clears everything up now, doesn’t it? 🙂

So, coin lovers out there, ask yourself – are you willing to move to Washington, DC? Your dream job may be out there, waiting.

2 thoughts on “Fun Facts from the US Mint Website: Job Openings!

  1. Hey, makes perfect sense to me! Of course, I grew up with a dad working for the government, so the inanities of the GS system are quite familiar to me. You want weirdness, how’s this: because no one else in the government can make more than Senators (or is it Congresscritters? one of the two), those people at GS-15 grade (which is the second-highest government grade, at least at the USGS–ST-00 is the top, and is quite rare) can, in some cases, get a “cap” on how much their raises can be (I think this only happens at the higher step levels–each GS grade has, I think, a dozen or so sub-grades called “steps”). This means that, at a certain point, the COLA that they’d get annually on their pensions EXCEEDS the potential annual raise they could receive. So, it actually makes more sense to retire, financially speaking, than to stick around.

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