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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Gig of a lifetime

An alert reader points out that an absolute dream job has just been posted. Hands off, everybody -- this one's mine!

Comments (1)

Well, I am sure there will be an assistants position for $55,000.00. That one's mine, Jack. I think we could work together.

Posted by: Jerry at July 25, 2006 01:50 PM

Does this job include PERS?

Posted by: Anthony at July 25, 2006 01:52 PM

Ah but first shot goes to the current stable. Only if that person(s) doesn't get through the screening will they open it up to the general public. Looks to me like they're trying to find a full-time job for someone already on the payroll. Given the job descrption provided it's hard to figure out how this can be full time. Lots of critical meetings and networking I guess.

Posted by: Ronald M at July 25, 2006 01:54 PM

Odd... it doesn't say anything about the candidate being able to handle his/herself in a fight.

Posted by: The Villager at July 25, 2006 02:06 PM

"Him" or herself. Thanks, my typing has not caught up with my grammar.

Posted by: The Villager at July 25, 2006 02:07 PM

I can type "Everything's A-OK!" Mailing address for checks to follow...

Posted by: andy in korea at July 25, 2006 02:10 PM

Wait, isn't there someone already doing this job?

Who is the person behind this "community outreach effort":


Posted by: dr at July 25, 2006 02:26 PM

Wait, isn't there someone already doing this job?

Note that the new job is for an assistant -- no doubt to help keep the MySpace account "cool."

it's hard to figure out how this can be full time.

Being the flack for the tram is going to be a busy occupation. Just handling the media when there are breakdowns, rescues, and especially fatal accidents on I-5 could be full-time.

Posted by: Jack Bog at July 25, 2006 03:08 PM

hmm...the posting says applicants must already be an employee of the city...
They want to keep it in the "family" I guess.

Posted by: Jon at July 25, 2006 04:18 PM

Only one person could handle this job: Than Clevenger.

Posted by: Tasteless Tattler at July 25, 2006 06:13 PM

"Must be a city employee". I'm filing a class action lawsuit tomorrow. That is discrimination plus a few other things.

Posted by: Lee at July 25, 2006 10:13 PM

"Must be a city employee". I'm filing a class action lawsuit...

As unfair as that may sound --and be-- what that really generally signals is that a city employee is already in the position "temporarily" and most likely is going to be hired to permanently fill the position. Limiting the recruitment process cuts down on applicants who, frankly, don't have an honest shot at getting the job. It's a bit disingenuous, but, at the same time, why waste people's time filling out job applications for a position that's really already filled?

As for Jack's point about this position keeping busy dealing with the ensuing problems he predicts...I can think of a dozen reasons why this Tram is a bad idea, primarily budgetary ones. PDOT can't afford to maintain the assets it has, let alone new, unproven ones like this. But as I see it growing out of the ground, like a weird amusement ride, I have to cop to a small sense of excitement. It's really big, and so close to the roads I drive on...I do wonder if PDOT hasn't miscalculated the serious distraction factor this is going to be for drivers. And I can't imagine how it feels to the neighbors whose homes it will be passing over, as it moves closer to reality. The hubris in building such a thing is both amazing and unsettling.

Posted by: Frank Dufay at July 26, 2006 04:44 AM

hummm...there are quite a few x-pdc employees out there now too, who may have shifted or is it sifted over to the city.
In any case, it sure is a job with a future and lots of security, if you like conflict and non stop problems.

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