FIELD SERVICE SPECIALIST III
Job Number: 323667
Department of Transportation
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 County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54).
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Number of Positions: 1 (2 pending budget approval)
Under general supervision, performs complex traffic surveys and field inspections of construction activity affecting the public way and assists in supervising lower level staff, and performs related duties as required
- Conducts larger, more complex field inspections of construction, demolition, and excavation sites to ensure the placement of proper barricades and signs for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
- Assists lower level staff with unusual or complex surveying and inspection problems
- Assists in developing and implementing training programs for new staff
- Inspects construction staging areas to ensure compliance with relevant regulations (e.g., checking permits, confirming compliance of safety buffer zones with City ordinances
- Inspects work sites to ensure the public way is safe and clear of obstructions and issues tickets for violations observed
- Inspects the public way in response to complaints from residents, aldermanic offices, and other departments regarding traffic impediments resulting from construction activity
- Interprets applicable City codes and ordinances to contractors and complainants
- Conducts inspections in regard to pending legal action and testifies in court on violations observed
- Prepares field sketches and charts to illustrate construction, current traffic conditions, and activities to support survey data
- Confers with aldermen on the status of traffic sign requests
- Maintains daily activity reports
- Develops detour and sign plans for streets under construction, as needed
- Reviews traffic flow ordinances prepared by City Council committee for accuracy and proper language and makes corrections as necessary
- Responds to reports and conducts safety inspections of safety hazards in public ways (e.g., streets, parkways, sidewalks)
- Directs work crews in the placement of street signs
- Supervises the unit in the absence of the Field Supervisor, as required
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: 445 N. Sacarmento
Days: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Hours: Friday – Monday 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE
Three years of work experience inspecting public way construction and demolition projects, or interpreting blue prints for public way construction and demolition projects; 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
Salary: $61,584 – $103,572
Application Period: 12/9/19 – 12/23/19
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 related to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diplomas 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.
NOTE: Persons hired into this title must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability.
You must provide your valid U.S. driver’s license AND proof of automobile insurance at the time of processing.
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.
This position requires applicants to successfully pass a skills assessment test and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be selected to interview. The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview and written exercise, will be selected for hire.
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.
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Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on December 23, 2019. No exceptions will be made.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Unposting Date: Dec 23, 2019, 11:59:00 PM