Authorities in New York City have posted an official announcement looking for a head of the city's rat control service who must have "killer instinct" and an "aura of toughness."
A statement on behalf of the deputy mayor for operations also said the ideal candidate for the open position should be highly motivated and "somewhat bloodthirsty."
"Rats will hate this job posting. But 8.8 million New Yorkers and your city government stand ready to work with you to reduce the rat population, increase cleanliness, and prevent pestilence," reads a statement, a copy of which is published by the Wall Street Journal.
As the publication notes, the would-be exterminator of rats in New York City faces an "epic task," as the metropolitan area's rat population numbers about 2 million specimens.
In addition to the above requirements, the candidate must be a resident of New York City and possess a bachelor's degree. The salary offered ranges from $120,000 to $170,000 a year.