Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Shapiro Seeking Staff for New Administration

Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis are now hiring for their new administration. The Democrat duo unveiled a website on Wednesday for Pennsylvanians to apply for one of the state jobs that they must fill.

“We are going to assemble a talented, hardworking, capable administration: one that looks like Pennsylvania and is ready to go to work on day one,” Shapiro said in a press conference. “For anyone who is willing to take off the red jersey or the blue jersey, and put on the Pennsylvania jersey, I invite you to join our team.”

Shapiro invited people of all education levels and all political stripes to apply.

Typically, governors fill their executive cabinet with appointments of secretaries and directors. One such position will be the secretary of state who will manage the next elections. The secretary of education and secretary of agriculture are other examples of cabinet members. From there, lower lever staff could be appointed by the governor or hired by the cabinet members. Because Pennsylvania is moving from one Democrat governor to another, it is possible some of the current cabinet members, could continue into Shapiro’s administration.

The governor-elect’s jobs website does not list any specific job titles; it simply invites citizens to digitally submit their resumés.

Your Resumé, Their Information

The website does include a 1,628-word privacy policy that applies to information that the administration collects when you use its website, mobile application, and other online products and services that link to the privacy policy.

“We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you make a donation, request information, fill out a form, send us an email, sign up to receive updates, sign up for an event, apply for or inquire about a job or internship, make a purchase, or otherwise communicate with us,” the policy advises. “The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card information, and other information you choose to provide. In addition, the Pennsylvania Department of State may require us to collect personal information from political donors.”

When you use the site, the Shapiro administration will log information about your use of the site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before navigating to our its site. They collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the site; including the hardware model, operating system, and version, device identifiers, and mobile network information.

There is also a lot of information about cookies and other tracking technologies.

Shapiro and his staff may use information about you for various purposes, including to solicit volunteers, donations, support for candidates, issues, or organizations that the Shapiro team supports. The information may be used to monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the site, and to “carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.”

The privacy advisory may share your information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; or to report required information to the Pennsylvania Department of State, if applicable.

Your information may be shared with “organizations, candidates, groups, or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles, or objectives.”

Your information could also be shared, in response to a formal request for information, “if we believe your actions are inconsistent with either federal or state law, or with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of Shapiro for Pennsylvania or others.”

Shapiro may use third parties to provide the new administration us with analytics services. These third parties also collect information that may be used by Shapiro for Pennsylvania and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver content targeted to your interests, and “better understand your online activity.”
The policy advises users how to opt out of receiving text messages, updates, and newsletters

“I believe the people closest to the pain should be closest to the power, and that’s why Josh and I are committed to building an administration that represents our entire Commonwealth,” Davis said in a statement. “From working class communities like McKeesport to neighborhoods in West Philadelphia, folks all across Pennsylvania are facing real challenges right now—and our administration will be ready to get to work on day one.”

Beth Brelje


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