Monday Mirthiness: job posting ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER’

From the “we have grant money we need to spend” department and the website “Ethical Jobs” comes this new-age lamebrained job posting.

JOB VACANCY: ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER’ $100K + p.a

Source: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/CityofYarra/climate-emergency-officer

Craig Kelly writes on Facebook:

It’s not a joke. The City of Yarra Council in Victoria are going to spend over $100,000 p.a to fund a ‘Climate Emergency Officer’ who will ‘’promote climate emergency information’’.

It is not the job of Local Councils to peddle lies to try and indoctrinate the ignorant, gullible & naive in the Doomsday Cult of Climatism.

Rather than peddle lies about ‘global warming’, the City of Yarra should be currently concentrating on using their resources to shovel all the snow that has recently fallen off their roads.

And if this local council wants to fund a propaganda officer – we can just deduct all the cost from the Federal Government grants the City of Yarra receive.

Hard working Australians should not be forced to fund this rubbish.

Here is the listing: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/CityofYarra/climate-emergency-officer

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Duke Henry
August 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Sounds as reasonable as a diversity and inclusion position at a university…

Mark
Reply to  Duke Henry
August 13, 2019 4:53 am

I think this is a great opportunity for Mr Watts to spread a bit of truth

John the Econ
August 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Part of the real AGW agenda: A high-paying jobs program for people the free market economy has absolutely no use for.

Rob
Reply to  John the Econ
August 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Not only that, but their job is essentially to destroy private sector free market.

WXcycles
Reply to  Rob
August 12, 2019 4:57 pm

In the Philippines Rodrigo Duturte would probably have a different approach to dealing with such suppurating ideological puss-filled scabs on the rump of humanity. And it would work too.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Rob
August 12, 2019 11:28 pm

An alternative job title could be, “Chief Hoop-Jumping Co-Ordinator”! After all, that’s all it’s about, employing people of dubious societal worth on vast taxpayer-funded salaries, benefits, & pensions, to force others to jump through hoops, the we do it because we can mentality, & if any societal benefit occurs along the way by pure accident then we’re justified! The UK has been suffereing from this kind of crap public sector wastefulness for donkeys’ years! Orwell Rules!

Gerry, England
Reply to  Rob
August 13, 2019 5:53 am

Which will end their source of finance eventually as it becomes a Soviet/Venezuelan style paradise.

Jit
Reply to  John the Econ
August 12, 2019 2:05 pm

According to wiki the City of Yarra has a population of 87k. That’s a dollar each to fund this position.

LdB
Reply to  Jit
August 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Rates are per household, you need to redo it with the number of households in the council. It’s inner city Melbourne so most are rabbid inner city greenies so non of the ratepayers will care.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Jit
August 12, 2019 11:42 pm

No. $100,000 is what they will pay this person. Sell rate (ie what the person costs) is 1.5 to 2 times that.

So more likely something like $2.50 per person.

Ve2
Reply to  John the Econ
August 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Councils are stuffed with these idiots fresh out of university with Degrees Without Meaning.

B13Martin
Reply to  John the Econ
August 13, 2019 7:14 am

Coming to the city you live in really soon !

Dan Cody
August 12, 2019 12:30 pm

Did you hear about the flasher who was thinking of retiring? He decided to stick it out a little longer.

Phillip Bratby
August 12, 2019 12:34 pm

I didn’t realise it was 1st April down under.

JB
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
August 12, 2019 12:56 pm

It is always April 1st in Victoria and South Australia.

Dan Cody
Reply to  JB
August 12, 2019 1:46 pm

When is Father’s day? About 9 months before Mother’s day.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  JB
August 12, 2019 10:10 pm

New South Wales catching up. We now have 16 councils who have declared a climate emergency.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Patrick MJD
August 13, 2019 2:53 am

theres a huge email campaign by getup avaaz and greenpi$$ scaring the wiless into signing to anny/intimidate councils
I got one
so I went in person to the council to note MY protest at such idiocy , and chatted a couple of the older excouncil but influential landholder to what was going on;-)
theyll take care of that!! ;-))0

Kurt in Switzerland
August 12, 2019 12:35 pm

Maybe a Kangaroo will get the job.

Kenji
August 12, 2019 12:38 pm

Propaganda Officer … there, I fixed it

Tom in Florida
August 12, 2019 12:39 pm

I remember seeing a similar ad way back when in the classified section of Pravda.

HotScot
August 12, 2019 12:43 pm

Right, that’s it!

I have learned enough from WUWT and notalotofpeopleknowthat to apply for this job and have myself a nice little earner until I decide to retire.

Griff and Loydo are my guiding lights.

I can walk into Yarra City offices and give them every single possible reason we should embrace wind turbines, welcome solar panels, enjoy Electric Vehicles and abandon air conditioning in the home.

I can get pretty alarmist you know….No really, I can!

As they say, if you can’t beat the elitist’s, you might as well join them. And for $100k my moral fibre is pretty flexible.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 12:55 pm

You know, I think this calls for a new acronym: MFEQ – Moral Fiber Elasticity Quotient.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Remember that’s Australian dollars.. you’ll be selling your principles pretty cheap..

Stewart Pid
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Beat me to it HS … I was just going to suggest that Griff apply for the position!!

Dan Cody
Reply to  Stewart Pid
August 12, 2019 2:12 pm

This international law firm advertises for a secretary.A golden retriever comes in,and she passes the typing test.In the interview,the personnel manager says,”But how about foreign languages?” And the golden retriever says,”Meow”.

Mack
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Damn, you beat me to it. How about a job share? My moral fibre is about as flexible as a NOAA temperature adjustment so we should be a shoe in.

Tonyb
Editor
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 2:45 pm

Hot scot

Your recent letter was very good. All you need to do is to forget all that and instead put yourself into the mindset of the mp who replied to you and quote from his letter at the interview.

Don’t forget, quote from your letter and you will be shown the door, quote from his letter and you are a cert for the job.

Good luck!

Tonyb

HotScot
Reply to  Tonyb
August 12, 2019 3:28 pm

Tonyb

Working on it mate. Recruiting some help hopefully.

H.R.
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 5:31 pm

Hot Scot –

The beauty of it is that if you land the job, you don’t have to actually accomplish anything. Nope, you’d be a government employee and nearly impossible to fire, regardless of the results you produce.

It helps to always appear to be busy, but it’s not a requirement. However if you do, and nothing is being accomplished, you can ask for an assistant or two to help you keep up! Pretty soon you’ll find yourself in charge of a fair-sized department with all the perks of a department head. Oh, and don’t hire anyone competent or things will start getting done. Then they will stop increasing your department’s head count.

Go for it! Go for the gold!

Redherring
Reply to  H.R.
August 13, 2019 9:20 am

H.R. – a fan of C. Northcote Parinson I see! The successful candidate for this position need only read the first chapter of Parkinson’s Law to know how to expand the scope, importance and salary of this position through a simple system of non-accomplishment of fuzzily stated goals (alway due to lack of “adequate” staff).

Patrick MJD
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 10:21 pm

AU$100k might get you a beach hut to change swimware in. Watch out for needles on the beach too…

Ve2
Reply to  HotScot
August 12, 2019 10:32 pm

Now there is an idea, increase rates on properties that have heating and A/C by $3,000 PA and remove their parking permits.
The

chaswarnertoo
Reply to  HotScot
August 13, 2019 3:44 am

£58,000. Not enough to be morally flexible IMHO. About the same as a UK train driver.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  chaswarnertoo
August 13, 2019 4:19 am

When I worked for a large “Computer Company” in 1995 in the UK, GBP5,000 was the wage. I knew I should have been a train driver!

Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 12:46 pm

“Rather than peddle lies about ‘global warming’, the City of Yarra should be currently concentrating on using their resources to shovel all the snow that has recently fallen off their roads.”

Wow, the snow just falls off the roads in Yarra?

James
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 1:50 pm

The thought of Snow on the roads in Australia is kind of scary. There are very few plough trucks, and I doubt that salt spreading is allowed. No one has snow tyres, and most people have never driven in snow before.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  James
August 12, 2019 3:11 pm

Yeah, but the snow just “falls off the road”, so no need for any of that stuff.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 4:10 pm

All the roads in Australia these days are slippery slopes. Hence the snow fall-off.

Annie
Reply to  James
August 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Not quite true James. We get snow in the Great Dividing Range and had plenty locally, more than usual, a couple of days ago. There are ski resorts and people are required to have snow chains or snow tyres to drive up to them. Our nearest, Lake Mountain (for cross-country skiing) in Victoria, has a clear sign out in Marysville about that. Those who drive regularly in snow know how to cope with it…townie ‘looken peepers’ are more of a hazard to themselves and others.
I am not aware that salt is ever used.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 11:44 pm

An alternative job title could be, “Chief Hoop-Jumping Co-Ordinator”! After all, that’s all it’s about, employing people of dubious societal worth on vast taxpayer-funded salaries, benefits, & pensions, to force others to jump through hoops, the we do it because we can mentality, & if any societal benefit occurs along the way by pure accident then we’re justified! The UK has been suffereing from this kind of crap public sector wastefulness for donkeys’ years! Orwell Rules!

Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 12:47 pm

“Behavior change” is one of the job responsibilities. Will this become a matter of “our gulag is greener than your gulag”?

Richard P.
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 12, 2019 6:16 pm

He/she will be in charge of the beatings that will continue until morale improves department.

Phaedo
August 12, 2019 12:51 pm

Requires an IQ below 80.

Dan Cody
Reply to  Phaedo
August 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Got an IQ that’s about room temperature.

ColA
Reply to  Dan Cody
August 12, 2019 3:29 pm

Just to clarify, that’s in Celsius of course!

Dan Cody
Reply to  ColA
August 12, 2019 4:03 pm

Why not Fahrenheit? If it’s below zero,In your terms,it would be called ‘UnColA’.

Duker
August 12, 2019 12:55 pm

“The City of Yarra should be currently concentrating on using their resources to shovel all the snow that has recently fallen off their roads.”
What ?
City of Yarra is entirely inner Melbourne trendy belt. No snowfall. Thats outlying areas that are much higher altitudes.

Clay Sanborn
August 12, 2019 12:59 pm

Ironically, the job comes with a petrol powered SUV for its dependability.

August 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Good wine in Yarra, go for it!

Annie
Reply to  Hans Erren
August 12, 2019 5:12 pm

Good wine from the Yarra Valley, outside Melbourne. Snow sometimes falls on the Dandenongs, also outside Melbourne…just.

Al Miller
August 12, 2019 1:02 pm

I’ll pretend I’m an Aussie alarmist for that! Let’s see, hmmm, “calm down everyone, you’re being lied to and there’s no climate emergency, there is however more taxation revenue desperately needed so please fork it over”. How’s that work?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Al Miller
August 12, 2019 10:14 pm

AU$100k maybe above the average wage but it’s not a lot of money when you consider the price of Melbourne property and the rates people have to pay.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Al Miller
August 12, 2019 10:17 pm

I forgot, the ad says $100k + p/a. I does not say what that package is. Whatever the “+” is, lets say $10,000, you will lose 9.5% of the total (On $110k that is $10,450) to compulsory superannuation before you’ve been taxed on the remainder.

Editor
August 12, 2019 1:08 pm

Adapted from The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  David Middleton
August 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Although by they time they hit the bricks, what the crew was saying was “Egermency, egermency, everyone to get from street.”

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
August 12, 2019 3:12 pm

That’s the way I remember it.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  D. J. Hawkins
August 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Scratch that, They didn’t say “egermency” as I recall, but did say “everyone to get from street”.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
August 15, 2019 8:23 am

Yes, they did exactly say ” egermency”. Mispronouncing the word was part of the joke. Check it out on YouTube.

dmacleo
August 12, 2019 1:14 pm

man I would love that job.
would speak the lingo to get the job then totally wreck the departments involved.

Michael Jankowski
August 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Michael Jankowski
August 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Vuk
August 12, 2019 1:25 pm

No beef for the London millennials
from ‘mirror’
” Goldmsiths University in London bans beef burgers to help save the planet from climate change”
from express:
“It’s 25 years since John Gummer, who was then agriculture minister, took part in this publicity stunt involving his unwitting four-year-old daughter Cordelia. The very public feeding of the burger to the child was supposed to convince the nation that British beef was perfectly safe.”

Serge Wright
August 12, 2019 1:38 pm

I notice the weather forecast for Melbourne is a maximum of 13 degrees C and a few showers. How to deal with such an emergency ?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Serge Wright
August 12, 2019 10:12 pm

That sort of weather can shutdown the airport.

Sara
August 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Here’s a link to the snow problem in southeast Australia. Apparently, they got up to ten inches of the white stuff. It must confuse the roos, because they’ve been out, bouncing around in it.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/commuters-warned-not-to-drive-as-snow-and-90km-winds-continue-lash-south-east-australia/news-story/93c5a414eb8f7d224f8ea83b13333951

John V. Wright
August 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Classification: Advocacy and campaigns.

Yep, that’ll be right.

Andre Lauzon
August 12, 2019 1:45 pm

It sounds like the mayor’s brother-in-law needs a job????……….. and soon he’ll need an assistant and a few secretaries. And I’m sure there is not one homeless person in Yarra. Sooooooo sad.

birdynumnum
August 12, 2019 2:04 pm

Yes and once he/she/it is hired they will be able to say they are the CEO.
Sounds about right.

August 12, 2019 2:08 pm

CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER

… otherwise known as

CLIMATE-EMERGENCY PUPPET MASTER

So, they pay big bucks for this now?

Flight Level
August 12, 2019 2:10 pm

“Politoffizier” derived from the Russian equivalent “Politkommissar”, a highly feared equivalent of Gestapo delegate. Commonly found in socialist Germany (a.k.a DDR) .

Preaches the virtues of communism and establishes the list of those that will soon go missing without a trace.

Words are that some “Politkommissar” went missing too. The risks of a truly strange job.

August 12, 2019 2:10 pm

Yarra Council have a logo that fits the meme.
Three wavy floaty figures representing the bulk of their residents.

August 12, 2019 2:18 pm

One of the many tasks of the new ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY OFFICER’ in the City of Yarra will be to walk the streets of all South Yarra Shopping Centres wearing a Sandwich Board stating ‘REPENT FOR THE END IS NIGH’ and handing of pamplets on Veganism.

markl
August 12, 2019 2:27 pm

This is like the religious police that scour Middle East streets looking for violators.

Glenn Vinson
August 12, 2019 3:07 pm

The 5th bullet point explains it all,

Investigate, prepare, and support applications for relevant grant programs to secure funds…….

This is just a grab for other people’s tax money.

WXcycles
August 12, 2019 4:52 pm

“It is not the job of Local Councils to peddle lies to try and indoctrinate the ignorant, gullible & naive in the Doomsday Cult of Climatism.”

–>
There’s our tax dollars at work Australia. “Stand and deliver!”, comparatively honest armed bush-rangers used to say, and at least you knew where you stood with them. Now drug-addled feral greenie psychos within elected local council admins need your money much more than you deserve to have any of it. Pay your land rates bill families of Australia! Or we’ll confiscate ans sell you family’s home, sell it, and give the proceeds of the crime to our pet rabid feral greenie degenerates in Council admins all across the land. Vive-la Extinction-Rebellion! Vive-la Global Communist Revolution comrades! Vive-la corruption of Democracy!

YarraRes
August 12, 2019 6:18 pm

As a City of Yarra resident – they were already hated by many of the residents – a more useless group of expensive jobsworths and killjoys would be hard to find.

ATheoK
August 12, 2019 6:27 pm

Well, of course, the true believers have to create new jobs in climate.

All those climate degreed persons have already filled the burger flipper and greasy spoon waitress jobs; likely for years to come.

Michael H Anderson
August 12, 2019 6:46 pm

“Vacancy” is right.

Herbert
August 12, 2019 9:55 pm

Yarra Council,
Rubbish, rates and roads!
Please.

Patrick MJD
August 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Patrick MJD
August 12, 2019 10:27 pm

I should have read the article properly. It’s not $100k, it’s up to $94, 943 + super + RDO (Rostered Days Off). So $94,943 + 9.5% (Which is deducted at source). That’s not a lot of money in the City of Yarra where many houses cost millions!

yarpos
August 12, 2019 10:59 pm

Just imagine this persons objectives for the year. How fluffy and meaningless would they be? good gig though, being set up to never fail.

Rod Evans
August 13, 2019 1:25 am

This job advert has all the hall marks of somebody’s best friend wanting a well paid job. The somebody, being a job application decision maker….

August 13, 2019 7:29 am

Australians should remind themselves that Yarra is implementing the UN “Sustainable Development” policies.
The following article is VERY revealing and quite detailed:-
“Yarra wins race to become Australia’s first One Planet Living council”
https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/articles/yarra-wins-race-to-become-australias-first-one-planet-living-council/
The “One Planet” phrase means that the Council have decided to turn Yarra into a ghetto and a gulag.

I live in Brighton , Sussex (UK) where the local Council are implementing exactly the same policy under the name “One Planet Brighton.” The shopping area of the city is now full of boarded-up shops and “closing-down” sales. “Sustainability” turns out to mean “destroying the economy”.

I have written more about “One Planet Brighton” here in my blog:-
http://steelydanswarandpeace.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustainable-happiness-is-no-laughing.html

Wherever you live in the western world “One Planet” is coming for you and yours.
Sustainable Development is poverty and slavery. Ghetto and Gulag.

The “Climate Con” is the setup for the “Sustainability Scam”

Jim Whelan
August 13, 2019 8:58 am

“… if this local council wants to fund a propaganda officer …”

Since the contact is “Sustainability Unit Manager” I think the city already has, not just a propaganda officer, but an entire propaganda department.

ResourceGuy
August 13, 2019 9:28 am

Make that Chief Climate Emergency Officer (CCEO) to add some zeroes to the salary and benefits for politico placements in companies like Apple etc.

Rudolf Huber
August 13, 2019 2:45 pm

Some cities seem to have money to blow away. I wonder what public services in the city of Yarra look like but they must eat from Golden Plates. But there is worse – should politicians use taxpayer money to fund propaganda. Yes, i know. They do it all the time. But it’s still valid to ask the question. Taxpayers have worked for this cash, they were expropriated from it at gunpoint and they should be entitled to politicians that will use it responsibly. Instead, they blow it on someone who will party with schoolkids every Friday and spew political theater into the world. Let’s see how long voter tag along with this.

whiten
August 13, 2019 2:56 pm

From some given angle this seems like a fairly cheap brainwashing of masses program,
in the line of so many many such as “social” programs in these modern days, luxury of the taxpayers money.

The Blair’s brainchild.

How many have jumped in checking-trying their luck with this flashy opportunity, and subjected to some special test-training in the process!

Is not like this being new thing there, has being played for so many many years now.
SJW, Antifa or E. rebels, anyone!

cheers

Ian Bryce
August 13, 2019 4:16 pm

The majority of the Cuncil members are from the Socialist Left and the Greenies. Go figure!

Ian Bryce
August 13, 2019 4:17 pm

The majority of the Council members are from the Socialist Left and the Greenies. Go figure!

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