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Non-smoker, not a second wife: Requirements for civil servant positions

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 20, 2017 | 10:12 am
Non-smoker, not a second wife: Requirements for civil servant positions

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) reportedly has 275 vacant positions, including for dog handlers and dog trainers. (Shutterstock/File)

This year, 60 ministries and agencies and one provincial government are reportedly looking for civil servants, offering a combined 17,928 positions.  

The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) revealed on Friday that it had received 373,178 applications.

Kompas.com reported discovering several unique requirements stated on the job postings. Below is a list of the unusual requirements.

Dog handler certificate

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) reportedly has 275 vacant positions, including ones for dog handlers and dog trainers. However, it does not mean all dog lovers can apply as the BNN requires candidates to have dog handler or dog trainer certificates.

Non-smokers and swimmers

There are 1,000 vacant positions available at the Health Ministry, and those wanting to work for the ministry obviously need to be healthy. It is for this reason that applicants must be nonsmokers. Moreover, vacancies at port health offices are for males who are willing to be on-call 24 hours and be able to swim.

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No second wife

The Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (PPATK) has 53 positions available, including for an information technology inspector, financial statement analyst, advocacy analyst and more.

In addition to the general requirements, such as a bachelor’s degree and administration letters, the organization has added a specific requirement related to marriage status, namely that female applicants should not be a second wife. The PPATK has not revealed the reason behind the requirement.

Ideal weight

The Transportation Ministry reportedly has 400 vacancies for civil servants. Those wanting to apply need to have an ideal body mass index (BMI).

Maximum two children

The National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) requires its candidates to have no more than two children. The organization revealed that the requirement was in line with the Family Planning and Family Development (KKBPK) program conducted by the BKKBN. (jes/asw)

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