6 unfilled bank examiner jobs: $276,461
Gov. Sonny Perdue says Georgia can save that much next year by keeping six bank examiner jobs vacant. It’s part of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2011.
Maybe the thinking is that Georgia doesn’t need as many bank examiners because Georgia doesn’t have as many banks as it used to.
Or, on the other hand, maybe Georgia would have more banks if it had more bank examiners. Thirty banks have closed in Georgia — more than any other state — since the financial meltdown of 2008. (Oops, make that 32.)
Sixty-five examiner’s jobs are filled at the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and another one is being filled. The six positions that would remain vacant are all entry-level jobs.
A helpful note on the department’s Web site explains that it’s not hiring just now.