Full Job Description
Job Number: 333786
REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST
These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – (BARGAINING UNIT #01, 03, 04, 05). Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.
IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)
IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED "ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY", CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.
YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”
(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).
FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Bureau of Housing, Construction & Compliance Division
Number of Positions: 3
Under supervision, performs technical inspections of housing construction and rehabilitation projects, and performs related duties as required
Inspects existing residential properties for scope of rehabilitation and new construction specifications to determine eligibility for City and federal housing and rehabilitation program funding
Inspects with independent contractors the condition and extent of rehabilitation work required on building structures and operating components (e.g., roofing, heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical systems)
Evaluates structures and recommends building improvements to property owners based on inspection findings and provides owners with a general assessment on the condition of their property including any building code violations and health and public safety hazards that exist
Reviews construction specifications and cost estimates submitted by contractors to ensure planned rehabilitation work is in compliance with inspection findings, cost effective, and complete
Reviews architectural plans and drawings for the construction of new single and multi-family homes and evaluates for cost effectiveness and program compliance
Reviews and approves or rejects contract modifications submitted by contractors based on initial contract specifications
Inspects work in progress to evaluate the quality of workmanships and to resolve problems that may arise as construction or rehabilitation work progresses
Conducts final inspections to certify completion of work
Provides technical assistance to contractors, developers, architects, and property owners, as required
Reviews and approves vouchers for partial and final payments to contractors
Reviews and approves multi-family payment draw requests, including, but not limited to, title company and American Institute of Architects (AIA) construction and contract documents
Inputs and reviews data in a number of different construction estimation software and database management systems
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class
Location: Department of Housing
30 N LaSalle Street
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Four years of skilled building construction, rehabilitation, or inspection work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required
Must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability
Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered). If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
This position requires applicants to successfully complete an interview which will include a written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Previous experience inspecting single and multi-family housing construction and rehabilitation projects
Previous experience working with HUD (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) rules, regulations, and standards
Previous experience managing and resolving a diverse range of difficult customer interactions
Proficiency working with Microsoft Office products
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documents. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Office on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at (312) 744-4976 (voice) or (312) 744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 3/2/2020. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE
Job Posting: Feb 11, 2020, 2:46:38 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Mar 2, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 03 | Salary: 68,352 Pay Basis:Yearly