Accessibility Inspector in the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (2 positions)

COMPANY INFO

City of Chicago / City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Under general supervision, the class will report to MOPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Compliance. This class inspects the accessibility of buildings, reviews building plans and construction specifications, and inspects new construction and alteration projects for accessibility compliance with the construction provisions of the building code; and performs related duties as required.

ABOUT THE JOB

  • Inspects the interior and exterior of multifamily residential and commercial buildings to ensure compliance with accessibility code requirements
  • Reviews building plans and specifications to ensure compliance with accessibility code requirements
  • Recommends changes to bring facilities into compliance with accessibility code requirements
  • Works with relevant city departments to develop accessibility assessment surveys for different building occupancies
  • Accompanies inspectors from the Department of Housing in the field to ensure dwelling units funded under the City of Chicago’s affordable housing program continue to meet accessibility requirements
  • Conducts accessibility surveys and assessments necessary to update and maintain the City’s ADA Title II Transition Plan
  • Conducts accessibility compliance surveys (i.e., photographing defects, taking measurements, using a level) of privately and publicly funded housing and commercial facilities
  • Inspects structures to ensure compliance with appropriate ordinances, federal, local, state accessibility laws
  • Documents survey findings and prepares reports
  • Interprets and explains applicable sections of federal, state and local accessibility code requirements to contractors, developers and members of the public
  • Stays abreast of applicable sections of federal, state, and local accessibility code requirements
  • Responds to complaints and inquiries regarding inspections and permits
  • Testifies at administrative hearings and in court regarding code violations and corresponding citations issued

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE. 

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or Construction-related Engineering, PLUS at least three (3) years of work experience in conducting accessibility compliance inspections and surveys; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Disclaimer: "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctor Degree program.

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma at time of processing. 

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: This position requires applicants to complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview will be selected. Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Knowledge of the Chicago Building Code and Illinois Accessibility Code
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook 
  • Previous experience documenting findings and preparing reports
  • Previous experience in reading architectural plans
  • Proficiency in using survey tools and equipment
  • Previous experience working in a team and with architects, builders, engineers, and inspectors

CONTACT TO APPLY

All qualified and interested candidates must apply online at www.cityofchicago.org/careers.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on Wednesday, December 23, 2021.