Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Man, I wish I fit the qualifications

I would straight up own these people. On The Posse List recently, a company advertised for a temp with some pretty unusual qualifications:
[A company] in Bethesda, MD is looking for a contractor for the following:
*Contractor title: Arabic-speaking Chemical Regulatory Consultant
*Key requirements: JDs and non-JDs with legal research background; must be fluent in Arabic
*Location: Bethesda, MD (metro accessible)
*Start date: Early April 2015
*Duration: Part time position (possible extension up to a year) and mostly remote work (training will be in Bethesda)
*Salary: DOE and market rate
*Hours: 10-15 hours per month but may increase depending on the monthly budget and workload
* Research, monitor, analyze and interpret the chemical, cosmetic and food regulations in Arabic-speaking countries
* Convert the regulatory information into database format
* Draft regulatory news announcements involving chemical, cosmetic and food regulations in Arabic-speaking countries
* Work with in-house chemists in representing the data

* Language fluency is required; must be able to read and translate laws, regulations and standards in Arabic into English
* Excellent legal research skills required
* Excellent attention to detail required
* Data entry experience required
* Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel) experience required
* Familiarity with chemical product regulation/ EH&S industry/ cosmetics industry/ food additive regulatory compliance is a plus
* Degree in chemistry or food science related fields is a plus* Both JDs and non-JDs will be considered.
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in being considered for this project, please send a copy of your resume in PDF format to [the contact person].. In your Subject line please note "Arabic Consultant".
 OK, what are the odds that someone with those qualifications is unemployed? And if that unemployed, qualified person exists, what are the odds that person is cool with 10-15 hours a month? Obviously, they are looking for a moonlighter. I'll tell you though, if I fit the qualifications, the "market rate" would be whatever the fuck I say it is. And it would be a lot.

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