New York City is touting a “slightly bloodthirsty” person not averse to “wholesale slaughter” as the new Rat Czar.

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration wants someone with “a general badass aura” to lead the city’s battle against rodents.

While the official job title is for a “rodent mitigation director,” the role has been dubbed the Rat Czar. It comes with a salary range of $120,000 to $170,000 (£97,700 to £138,430).

“The ideal candidate is highly driven and somewhat bloodthirsty, determined to look at all solutions from various angles, including operational efficiency improvement, data collection, technology innovation, waste management, and slaughter wholesale,” the announcement reads.

CNY has been trying to control its rodent population for generations, with rat sightings in parks and on the streets recently on the rise.

Pests survived a multimillion-dollar effort under former Mayor Bill de Blasio, which introduced more trash pickups and better housing inspections in targeted neighborhoods.

The city also used dry ice to suffocate rats in their hiding places.

Mayor Adams, when he was Brooklyn Borough President, once demonstrated a trap that used a bucket filled with a toxic soup to drown rats attracted by the smell of the food.

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Now, his administration is looking for someone to become the public face of the city’s eradication and education efforts.

“Cunning, voracious, and prolific, the rats of New York City are legendary for their survival skills, but they don’t run this city — we do,” the post adds.

Applicants are expected to have good communication skills, a keen sense of humor and “lead from the front, using practical techniques to exterminate rodents with authority and efficiency”.

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