NYC to hire senior rat-killer tsar for $170,000 job

New York City is looking for a top notch exterminator with a passion for the Big Apple’s rat races.

The Adams administration on Wednesday released a new job listing for a rodent migration director, a position that pays between $120,000 and $170,000 — but also requires a college degree.

Officials also hoped the ideal candidate would possess a “general aura of badassery,” according to the tongue-in-cheek job ad, which also called for a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants for the “dream job” should have a “virulent fervor for vermin” and the “drive, determination, and killer instinct needed to fight the real enemy — New York City’s relentless rat population,” says the tender.

“Smart, gluttonous and prolific, the rats of New York City are legendary for their survival skills, but they don’t rule this city — we do,” it continued.

The city was in search of the new best rodent remover to clean up the city and address the mounting rat complaints, which had increased by 70% in the first eight months of 2022 compared to two years ago.

Adams speaks at City Hall on Tuesday
The city’s rat eradication had been one of Mayor Eric Adams’ top priorities of late.
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“I’ve made it clear that I hate rats — and we’re going to kill some rats,” Mayor Eric Adams said at the signing of the bill last month. “We’re making a dent in our rodent problem.”

The new job came a week after City Hall ordered authorities to cut around 4,700 vacancies due to a budget shortage.

The cheeky job posting looked for the ideal candidate to help curb the city's rodent population, estimated at around 18 million.

The cheeky job posting looked for the ideal candidate to help curb the city’s rodent population, estimated at around 18 million.


The cheeky job posting looked for the ideal candidate to help curb the city's rodent population, estimated at around 18 million.

The cheeky job posting looked for the ideal candidate to help curb the city’s rodent population, estimated at around 18 million.


The Sanitation Department had recently attempted to make some money amid the belt buckle by selling a $48 T-shirt with the slogan, “The rats don’t rule this town. This is what we do.”

A 2014 study by city officials found that rats outnumber New Yorkers by about two to one, meaning that if that ratio remained intact, about 18 million rodents would burrow in the boroughs today.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/01/nyc-set-to-hire-top-senior-rat-killing-czar-for-170k-job/ NYC to hire senior rat-killer tsar for $170,000 job

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