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The top cabinet picks are chosen. But professor Paul Light in an article for the Washington Post, “Low-Profile Jobs That Will Stay That Way, If Obama is Prudent,” highlights ten of the most challenging jobs in the federal government. Each of these positions is further described in the Council for Excellence in Government’s “Prune Book On-Line:”
The Prune Book summarizes over 100 key subcabinet jobs. Not sure how many of these will be filled from the Change.gov on-line jobs application (understand there are more than 400,000 applicants so far).
Are there others you think would be more important than the ones selected by Dr. Light? He touches on some of the key jobs dealing with healthcare, for example. But he seems to focus on positions with traditional, longer-term management challenges raised by the Government Accountability Office and recent headlines, but not the seemingly more urgent positions that would deal with the economy, the bailout, or climate change/energy, which seem to be on the top of the Obama Transition agenda.