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Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew and Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios holding bricks of $100 notes.

Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew and Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios pose with bricks of $100 notes. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Engraving and Printing)

In an April 25 job posting, the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing solicits applications for a chief technology officer, also referred to as a "currency technology officer."

Much of the job would revolve around printing cash; the bureau's URL is, appropriately enough, moneyfactory.gov.

The CTO will be tasked with driving technology investments for the design of U.S. currency and the detection and deterrence of counterfeiting, among other things.

Applicants must have strong leadership skills and a science or engineering background, the posting states.

The search for a CTO is tied to an ongoing reorganization and recapitalization at the bureau.

The position was created in 2014 and is currently filled by Michael Wash, who plans to stay on board until his successor is selected, a spokesperson told FCW. The salary range for the Senior Executive Service position is $123,175 to $185,100, and it requires a top secret security clearance.

Applications are open until May 13.

Note: This article was updated on May 10 to correct Wash's status. He is not serving in an acting capacity, as was originally stated here.

Posted by Zach Noble on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:18 AM


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