Petah Tikva Municipality opens positions for advisors with extremely unusual threshold requirements

When was the last time you looked for a job that you were unreasonably required to have at least 30 years’ experience?

It appears that Petah Tikva Municipality has decided to open positions for advisors in certain fields with extremely unusual threshold requirements.

Merely for the sake of illustration – here is a partial list of the vocations for which an extremely high – not to mention odd – threshold requirement of seniority was set in the form of 20, 30 and even more than 30 years:

  • For the vocation of “transportation in a vehicle with a wheelchair lift” – a threshold requirement of more than 30 years’ experience.
  • An advisor in the field of “organization and remuneration methods and systems” – more than 30 years’ experience.
  • “Planning of transit stations and waste sites” – more than 30 years’ experience,
  • For the vocation of “granting of equal opportunities to children of the State of Israel – reduction of digital social gaps” – a threshold requirement of more than 20 years’ experience.

We can only express out loud the apprehension that perhaps these unusual and discriminatory threshold requirements were specifically tailored for certain individuals. Presumably and allegedly, of course. But apparently Petach Tikva Municipality has ignored the fact that these conditions fail to comply with the standards of fairness and reasonableness which a public authority is expected and required to meet – yes, also Petach Tikva Municipality itself.

And all this is happening precisely two months after the State Comptroller’s Office published an audit report concerning Petach Tiva Municipality’s conduct in the matter. Yesterday we sent a letter to the State Comptroller, the retired judge Joseph Shapiro, in order to examine whether indeed the conclusions of Petach Tikva Municipality’s audit have been implemented. Likewise, we sent a letter to Petach Tikva Municipality and to the Ministry of the Interior as the body in charge of supervising and regulating the conduct of local authorities in Israel.