My organization is hiring for a position that is similar to mine, but requires less knowledge and experience. It's hard to explain without more detail than I care to disclose, but we basically provide financial support to the implementation side. Given my position is more highly responsible, I do the harder, more theoretical work while the other position does the nuts-and-bolts work.
The other position opened up a couple months ago, and I've been doing the work of both ever since. One thing I've observed is that the two jobs would function better from an organizational perspective if I directed both. Basically, my position should be supervising the other one. We've been going that direction - I'm part of the applicant review and interview process, for example - but it's not officially under me on the org chart. I mentioned my observation to someone who has the pull to convince the folks in charge that I ought to have the other position as a direct report, and he wholeheartedly supports the idea. He's going to do his best to get it arranged that way going forward.
I might have just made myself a boss.
Like a bawse.