April 02, 2021

Seeking a Sniper


Seeking a Sniper
Ah, another day at the office: Moscow police HQ. Andres rus, Wikimedia Commons

Dust off your resume, update your LinkedIn, and find some nice, empty platitudes for your cover letter: the Moscow Police are hiring, online.

Media noted a surreal posting for a police sniper on the popular and fittingly-named jobseeking website HeadHunter.ru. The Moscow City Police Department is seeking a new employee to help keep the peace at sporting events, investigations, and large gatherings. The position is full-time and pays between 55,000 and 70,000 rubles each month (between $730 and $930 a month, or between $8760 and $11,600 a year).

Benefits include between 40 and 57 days of vacation a year, free use of public transit, and, of course, lavish public-servant health and pension benefits.

Think you've got what it takes? According to the posting, the ideal candidate should be healthy and have at least a secondary education. Military service is required, but previous experience isn't.

Just think of all the exciting cases this lucky employee would get to work! We've got a couple in mind.

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