New York's looking to hire a "blood thirsty" rat czar — and it pays up to $231K
Could you be the hero the city needs? New York City is looking for the right person to combat its rat problem by hiring a director of rodent mitigation.
“Do you have what it takes to do the impossible?” reads the job listing. “A virulent vehemence for vermin? A background in urban planning, project management, or government? And most importantly, the drive, determination, and killer instinct needed to fight the real enemy – New York City’s relentless rat population?
“If so, your dream job awaits: New York’s Citywide Director of Rodent Mitigation.”
As the citywide director of rodent mitigation, you’ll be responsible for keeping “the city’s rats in check and on notice.”
ICYMI: We’re looking for someone to take on the role of rat czar of NYC.
Duties include: Working with various city agencies, managing and coordinating different projects, keeping the city’s rats in check and on notice.
Apply today: https://t.co/omTB3PLRhH pic.twitter.com/PqkKiPPwpH
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) December 4, 2022
You’ll need to be a New York City resident (required within 90 days of appointment), have a bachelor’s degree; experience in urban planning, project management, operations, or government; and, of course, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
The ideal candidate will also have to be able to engage the public, brief City Hall, develop a strategy on rat mitigation, and be somewhat “bloodthirsty.”
One Twitter user put forth one possible candidate: Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
my suggestion pic.twitter.com/jMr5UPg2Ky
— Dan Boujoulian (he/they) (@danhattan) December 4, 2022
Jokes aside, you might want to give this job a pass if you’re the squeamish type, as you’ll need to catch and kill rodents “using hands-on techniques.” Ew.
Not afraid of rats?
If you have a “swashbuckling attitude, crafty humour, and general aura of badassery,” then it’s time to brush up your resume.
And you might want to give it some serious consideration: the salary ranges from $163,863 (US$120,000) to $231,000 (US$170,000).
Does this sound like the job for you? If so, check out the job listing here.