As jobs go this one could be the greatest title in the world, literally

On Friday the Department of Labor will release the July employment data. The Street’s consensus estimate is 180,000, which is lower to the June report of 222,000.

The reason I bring this up today is a reader sent me a link to what I believe could be the most interesting job in the world.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking for a Planetary Protection Officer. How great of a job is that? The salary is up to $187,000 a year.

The duties include from the listing: The Planetary Protection Officer (PPO) is responsible for the leadership of NASA’s planetary protection capability, maintenance of planetary protection policies, and oversight of their implementation by NASAs space flight missions. The PPO also supports the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Technical Authority and serves as a principal advisory resource for the Chief, SMA and other senior officials on matters pertaining to planetary protection. The PPO is the Agency’s focal point for interactions with external organizations on matters related to planetary protection.

This job title sounds like it would make a great movie as well as a fantastic cocktail conversation.

“What do you do for a living?”

“I’m the chief Planetary Protection Officer for NASA.” Cue the theme song from “Star Wars.”

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