this must be going around telling aluminum can collectors to GTFO of everyone's recycling bin because they make a mess.
I gotta admit, I like the hours, but these sort of jobs are normally already reserved for some city-suckup like family of council member and the ad is just a formality.
Or at the very least you need to have been 'volunteering' at every city event and kissing a lot of backside.
Recycling Theft Prevention Specialist (concord / pleasant hill / martinez)
Date: 2012-09-28, 7:37PM PDT
email@example.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
The Concord Police Department is currently recruiting for a new position in our Code Enforcement Unit. The successful candidate will serve a one year term on a contract basis to provide exclusive service toward the prevention of recycling theft from Concord's trash stream. The best person for this position will possess personal skills that enables them to feel comfortable contacting offenders during early morning hours, provide public information by speaking in front of groups, and have the ability to interact effectively with our business community and City Hall. This is a full time, benefitted, non-sworn position. Work hours may vary but will likely be 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The hours may flex to meet the needs of the department and one Saturday per month (on a schedule adjusted basis) may be required.
Desirable qualifications include: 30 semester units of college education and prior experience in a law enforcement related field.
Required Standards include: The candidate must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment. Must possess a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of hire and continued employment. The candidate must possess traits such as initiative, alertness, integrity, reliability, courtesy and good judgment. Shall not have been convicted of any State or Federal crime which could have resulted in imprisonment. Successful candidates will be required to submit to a comprehensive background investigation (may include lie detection examination), pre-employment physical, including drug screening.
For additional details and requirements and to apply online, please visit the City of Concord website at www.agency.governmentjobs.com/concord.
Compensation: $25.64 - $32.09 Hourly
This is a contract job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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09-29-2012, 01:32 PM #1Senior Member
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$30+/hour....plus benefits...to guard garbage?
10-06-2012, 04:54 AM #2Senior Member
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Looks legit, but you're right - the pay seems a bit high, unless its union. I'm wondering what else is involved that isn't in the ad. Part of it may be that you're issuing citations, so like the parking enforcement officer there is risk of physical confrontation and a lot of verbal guff.
Concord was kind of an odd area when I was down there many moons ago - you've got sections that are "working class" and others that are definitely for the 1%. I know a lot of the rich crowd send their kids to the two private Catholic high schools in town. So you may be dealing with desperate crack heads, or maybe some Ph.D. down on his luck and under water on his $500,000 mortgage...