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Architect II - Historic Preservation, City of Chicago - Department of Planning & Development (Chicago, IL)
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Contributed By: City of Chicago
Website: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr.html

ARCHITECT II

These positions are open to the general public and all current city employees covered under the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5. 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 Zoning and Land Use, Historic Preservation Division

Number of Positions: 1

Under supervision, the Architect II will coordinate the Chicago Landmarks permit review process, including review of permit applications, review of pre-permit projects, conducting site visits, communicating with applicants and stakeholders, writing reports, and making presentations to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and perform related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

-Reviews permit applications and architectural plans for compliance with guidelines and standards
-Visits construction sites to verify compliance of permit conditions
-Conducts pre-permit review meetings and coordinates solutions with applicants
-Consults manufacturers and consultants on technical issues as needed
-Analyzes pre-permit projects and prepares reports and presentation materials for
monthly committee meetings
-Makes presentations at both internal and public meetings
-Coordinates with other government organizations in expediting project through different agencies
-Manages larger or other division projects beyond permit process
-Works with established timelines, processes, and monitors the progress of assigned projects
-Tracks and maintains required documentation for assigned projects
-Responds to general inquiries from the public by phone and email

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:      City Hall, 10th Floor
Address:      121 N LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60602
Days:           Monday – Friday
Hours:          8:30am – 4:30pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in
Architecture plus one year of professional architectural work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

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.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

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 reviewing or preparing architectural drawings
-Previous experience working on historic building projects
-Previous experience with City of Chicago or other municipal zoning codes
-Previous experience with City, State, and/or Federal building codes
-Previous experience making public presentations to large groups of people
-Ability to comfortably make public presentations to large groups of people
-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 stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Office on official stationary 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 07/22/2019. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE

TO APPLY - PLEASE VISIT https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dhr.html


Posted: July 1, 2019
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