The Islamic State is seeking "ideologically suitable" oil industry experts to help run oil fields and refineries it has seized in Iraq and Syria.
According to reports, the lucrative position the terrorist group (also known as ISI or ISIL) is seeking to fill is that of refineries manager, which would earn the right candidate $225,000 a year.
“They are trying to recruit skilled professionals who are ideologically suitable,” Robin Mills from the Dubai consultancy Manaar Energy told the Times of London.
“The money is good but it’s not that good," Mills said. "A Western oil exec posted to Iraq right now, let alone working for ISIS, would expect to earn a lot more than that.”
ISIS terrorists reportedly took control of a natural gas field in the Homs province of Syria. Photographic evidence suggests the extremists captured parts of a natural gas field and several caches of weapons from defeated military forces, according to a report in the Long War Journal.
Last month, officials said ISIS has become one of the world's wealthiest terror organizations by selling black market oil, in addition to ransoms and extortion.
The group earns $1 million a day from the sale of crude oil from fields it captured in Iraq and Syria this year, said David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
He said the group produces some 50,000 barrels a day, which it sells "at substantially discounted prices to a variety of middlemen, including from Turkey," who resell it.