Thu, Feb 25|
Finding a Job in a Presidential Administration and the Federal Government
Join us for a panel to hear alumni experiences and expert advice
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
About The Event
Are you interested in getting a job in a Presidential administration at some point in your career, but not sure how? Please join the HKS DC Alumni Council for a panel about the ins and outs of obtaining a job in the U.S. Federal Government as a political or career federal employee.
The panel will address such topics as using the Plum Book and other avenues for finding jobs, interpreting job codes, how to get a political role now that the formal transition is over, and considerations that current federal employees should keep in mind before taking a political role. Please feel welcome to come with your own questions.
Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, newly appointed Associate Counsel in the Office of the White House Counsel, will share her experiences from start to finish of finding and obtaining a political appointment in the Biden-Harris administration.
Elaine Rigas, Director of the Total Force Office and Human Capital Management National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office, will offer an HR expert’s advice on employment with the federal government.
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM ET
Zoom Link: Click Here
Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo was recently appointed Associate Counsel, Office of the White House Counsel in the Biden-Harris administration. Immediately prior to taking this role, she was working as the General Counsel of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. She previously served in the Obama-Biden administration, and is a graduate of the University of Florida, the University of California Berkeley School of Law and has a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Elaine Rigas is the Director of the Total Force Office and Human Capital Management National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office. She has more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Financial Services, including as a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Washington Federal Practice and as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary within the US Department of Homeland Security. Elaine has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.