The position is currently not even a position. There is no hiring dept to speak of. That is the legal standpoint anyway.
Who will head hiring this time around has not been determined, officially or unofficially. FWIW.
Just flew with a guy who attended the "in command" course last week and RA told his class that due to the economy/credit crises and uncertanties of the merger that hiring was off the plate for '09. Also said that 787's will never be on DAL property....fwiw