Legalized Recreational Marijuana and Your Job

As you know, Illinois has legalized recreational marijuana (in certain quantities, and when consumed in certain places) as of January 1. This does not mean you can get high without risking your job.

Marijuana remains in a person’s system for a much longer period of time than alcohol does. If you have a few drinks on a Saturday night, it is unlikely there will be any alcohol in your system by Monday. But if you smoke a joint on a Saturday night, there will probably still be marijuana in your system on Monday, and for most of that week, at least. Unfortunately there is not currently a viable test for marijuana that differentiates between having it in your system and being impaired (“high”).

Our contracts are very specific about when drug testing is allowed, the City can still only test someone under the circumstances outlined in the contract. But if your employer is properly testing you under the contract, and your test comes back positive for marijuana, the fact that marijuana is legal will not save you. Liquor is legal too, and properly administered positive tests for alcohol usually result in termination. The same goes for weed.

Hopefully, a test will be developed soon that will allow people to safely enjoy it as long as they aren’t high at work. Until then, please do not risk your career.

 

Don’t pass up this benefit in 2020

As a result of the last contract with the City of Chicago, the City will match the first $250 you contribute to your Deferred Compensation account in 2020.

They’ll do the same in 2021 and the amount rises to $500 in 2022.

If you do not have a Deferred Compensation account, please open one, it’s the only way to get this benefit.

You can go to chicagodeferredcomp.com or call 1-877-677-3678 to open an account.

Applications for the 2020 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships are now available online

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Applications for the 2020 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships are now available online at www.chicagolabor.org/scholarship. Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships to 10 high school seniors, five to the winners of the Academic Competition and five to the winners of the Random Drawing. The scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must be a senior in high school, graduating in the spring of 2020, and either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of a CFL-affiliated union.

Additional details and application information are available online at www.chicagolabor.org/scholarship. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020; hand-delivered applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

Job/Bid Announcement – Field Service Specialist III

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).

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, 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 

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • 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

Qualifications

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.

Selection Requirements:

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.

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

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

BU: 54
Salary: $61,584 – $103,572 Pay Basis:Yearly

 

Apply online now… 

Why Kids Love Garbage Trucks So Much

For some kids, the weekly trash pickup is a must-see spectacle. Parents, children, waste-management professionals, and experts on childhood all offer theories as to why.

For Ryan Rucker, a dad in Vacaville, California, the weekly summons comes on Wednesday mornings, usually around seven. For Rosanne Sweeting on Grand Bahama island, in the Bahamas, it’s twice a week—Mondays and Thursdays, anytime from 6 to 8:30 a.m.—and for Whitney Schlander in Scottsdale, Arizona, it’s every Tuesday morning at half-past seven.

At these times, the quiet of the morning is broken by the beep beep beeping of an approaching garbage truck—and broken further when their kids start hollering, begging to be escorted outside to wave or just watch in awe as the truck collects and majestically hauls away the household trash. Rucker’s daughter Raegan, 3, takes her stuffed animals outside with her to watch the pickup. Cassidy Sweeting, 4, enlists her mom’s help to deliver granola bars and water bottles to the three trash collectors. Finn Schlander, 3, invited the neighborhood garbage-truck driver to his birthday party. (Ultimately, he was unable to attend, but the party had garbage-truck decorations nonetheless.)

For decades, children have been fascinated by the garbage-collection vehicles that visit their home (as a kid, Finn’s dad wanted to grow up to be a garbage-truck driver himself, according to Finn’s mom), and their widespread fascination has been commemorated in a surprising variety of ways. The nationwide waste-disposal company Waste Management, for example, sells a branded WM garbage-truck toy on its online shop, and a representative for Waste Management told me that the company frequently receives requests from customers for things such as costumes and party kits for kids. Some city governments and waste-disposal companies have released safety guidelines for parents whose kids are especially curious about their garbage trucks. (“Wave from your window or doorway, keeping at least 20 feet of safe distance. Our drivers will wave back if they see you!”) Meanwhile, the children’s-web-series host Blippi, who has some 6.5 million YouTube subscribers, wrote a life ruiningly catchy song about garbage trucks(“Some are blue, some are brown, and some are green / And wouldn’t you know it, there are some that can pick up recycling!”) that has been listened to a staggering 31.8 million times as of this writing.

I, too, had a more-than-passing interest in the garbage truck as a kid; with palpable residual excitement, I can remember peeking through the window shutters of my parents’ front room to watch the vaguely menacing robotic arm jut out, snatch our garbage can, and dangle the can upside down over its back while the trash tumbled out. Why generations of kids have been so transfixed by the trash pickup, though, remains something of a mystery. So I asked parents, kids, child-development experts, waste-management professionals, and even the creator of a kids’ show about an anthropomorphized garbage truck for their insights. Together, we made our way—more aptly, lurched and rumbled our way—toward a unifying theory of why kids are so wild about garbage trucks.

The garbage truck I remember watching out our window as a child—big lumbering hulk, single hungry grabber claw—is known in the waste-management industry as an “automated side loader.” (When I excitedly mentioned to Whitney Schlander that the automated side loader was introduced 50 years ago on the streets of Scottsdale, I discovered this was old news to her and Finn: “We went to the trash-transfer facility last year. Of course,” she said with a laugh. “They have the original one.”) Other varieties in the United States have automated forks on their front to pick up larger trash receptacles such as Dumpsters, while still others depend on human workers to manually pick up, empty, and replace the garbage cans.

When I asked Sheila Williams Ridge, who teaches early-childhood education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, for any insights she could give me on why kids love garbage trucks so much, she thought of her own daughter, now 21. When her daughter was little, Williams Ridge remembered, the weekly arrival of the garbage truck was both dazzling and, in a way, reassuring.

“Humans have always thrived with routine,” she told me. “But children, their memories aren’t long enough. Sometimes, when we’re getting our 3-year-olds dressed for winter, they’re like, ‘I can’t do it!’ And we’re like, ‘You’ve put on snow pants before. You’ve put on boots.’ But for them, it’s so long ago. They don’t remember snow from when they’re 2; it’s new again for them.” So having something happen every week at the same time—and especially something that “seems a little bit magical”—can boost kids’ sense of familiarity with the world, not to mention give them something to look forward to.

Plus, what the truck is actually doing when it arrives has an air of the forbidden. Despite the fact that kids are frequently discouraged from making messes at home or at school (or perhaps because of that fact), “children love dumping things. They just do,” Williams Ridge said. “So the fact that a truck is coming to do this on purpose, and everyone is happy about it? It’s like, ‘Yes! This is my dream! I just want to dump stuff out, and you let this person do it!’” (The same goes for being noisy: “I think that’s the other thing with a lot of big trucks, and with police cars, fire trucks, snowplows,” she added. “They’re loud, and no one’s complaining about it.”)

Next I turned to Guy Toubes, the creator of the animated Amazon children’s series The Stinky & Dirty Show, whose eponymous protagonists are a backhoe loader (Dirty) and a garbage truck (Stinky). I reasoned that he surely must have some insights into what makes garbage trucks so fascinating.

He did. For starters, “kids think smelly stuff is really funny,” Toubes told me. There’s a sort of naughty appeal to talking about gross stuff and calling things “stinky,” he said, and in the run-up to the premiere of The Stinky & Dirty Show, he saw it in action: Two little girls in a focus group cracked up every time a character on the show said the name “Stinky.” “They just kept saying the word over and over again,” he remembered, “every time.”

Toubes also noted that the particular movement patterns of vehicles such as garbage trucks and backhoes—and snowplows, fire trucks, street sweepers, and the like—are entirely unique. Even if a child is familiar with how buses and cars move through space, the movements of a garbage truck’s grabber arm or a backhoe’s inward-curling shovel appendage can be mesmerizing because they’re so unusual. Add that to the fact that children frequently conceive of a vehicle as an enormous living creature—“It has lights and those look like eyes, so suddenly it’s got a face,” Toubes pointed out—and it’s almost no wonder that some kids look at garbage trucks like gigantic zoo animals visiting their home.

That said, Toubes and I immediately agreed that garbage trucks can also be pretty mesmerizing to adults because what they do is so visually unusual. Toubes is himself the father of a onetime garbage-truck aficionado: “My second son was sort of obsessed, and when we asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said a garbage truck,” he told me. “We were like, ‘You want to drive a garbage truck?’ And he was like, ‘No, I want to be the truck.’” And when his son ran to the picture window to watch the garbage pickup, “I’d go to the window and watch along with him,” Toubes remembered. “Like, Actually, that is interesting.”

At this point, I’d heard the experts’ theories. But I would be remiss not to consult the two foremost authorities—kids and garbage-truck drivers. So first I went to Rene Vesi, a Waste Management truck driver based near Portland, Oregon. Vesi’s friendship with a boy with autism was the subject of a local-news segment earlier this year.

I asked Vesi whether that was common, whether he was accustomed to having young friends and admirers. Garbage-truck enthusiasts are common enough that he considers “making kids happy” to be part of the job, he said, but he’d never take their enthusiasm for granted. “We have kids on almost every route. Moms hold babies at the door, toddlers wait at the window and sometimes a whole family will come out to watch and wave,” Vesi wrote to me in an email. “It makes you feel like a rock star.”

As for why those kids are so excited, Vesi largely agreed with Toubes. “They love the lights and all the moving parts,” he wrote. “For a toddler, it probably feels like a Transformer has come to visit.”

When I asked an actual child, however, why she loved garbage trucks so much, her answer surprised me. Was it the recurring excitement? The anticipation? The dumping? The gross-out factor, or perhaps the anthropomorphic factor? The fact that, as Toubes and I—and for that matter, pretty much every adult in this story—agreed, garbage trucks are objectively awesome, no matter how old you are?

No, Raegan Rucker told me. Her favorite part of the whole greeting-the-garbage-truck ritual is when a friendly, familiar face shows up at her house. She loves “walking outside with socks on,” pointing at the truck as it approaches, and “drinking milk outside,” she told me—sometimes with her stuffed animals alongside her, sometimes on the swing her parents installed out front pretty much expressly for the purpose of garbage-truck watching. But most of all, she loves waiting for the truck driver to stop and say hi.

Ashley Fetters – December 6, 2019  The Atlantic

Happy Thanksgiving from LiUNA!

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Happy Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving Holiday upon us, we all focus on that for which we are thankful: our families, our nation and our union.

It is our unity in LIUNA that helps provide strength to support our loved ones, build our country and face and overcome challenges, and for that I am thankful for each and every one of our half-million members. It is the dedication, skills and hard work you demonstrate throughout the year that is truly the power of LIUNA. This time of year we are also mindful of the sacrifices of those who will not share our good holiday fortunes: the men and women serving in our Armed Forces, often far from home, and those struggling with personal loss and challenges. Let us keep them in the forefront of our hearts and minds and commit to always stand beside them.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish each of you and your families a safe, meaningful and gratifying holiday.

DSS Transfer Requests are Open!

DSS Transfer requests are open, you can use the links on our app to submit your transfer requests or enter the appropriate link below in your web browser. Remember the deadline to submit is Friday, December 13, 2019 and retreats have to be done in writing no later than December 11, 2019. See all of the info below.

Transfer Request for San Gen Laborers Clerks RCC - 112119

Job/Bid Announcement Field Service Specialist II – CDOT

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

FIELD SERVICE SPECIALIST II

Job Number:324868

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)

 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITEAT: 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.

Number of Positions: 5

Under supervision, performs at the fully functional level, conducting traffic surveys and field inspections of construction activity in the public way, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Conducts field inspections of construction, demolition, and excavation sites requiring a detailed knowledge of City codes to ensure the placement of proper barricades and signs for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • 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 complaints
  • Re-inspects problem areas to verify that ticketed violations have been corrected
  • Conducts traffic surveys to identify current conditions (e.g., traffic capacity, parking restrictions) in connection with traffic engineering, traffic control, and parking studies
  • Collects field information including the location traffic signs and markings and the direction and volume of traffic flow for use in determining the need for traffic signs
  • Reviews field notes on current conditions and traffic accident data to recommend the removal or replacement of worn or damaged traffic signs
  • Prepares work orders to replace worn or damaged traffic signs, pavement markings, and guardrails
  • Prepares field sketches and charts to illustrate construction, current traffic conditions, and activities to support other survey data
  • Maintains daily activity reports

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: Varies

Shift:        Varies

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

  • Two years of work experience inspecting public way construction and demolition projects, or interpreting blue prints for public way construction and demolition projects; and/or determining street sign placement; or 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

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.

Selection Requirements:

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.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Proficiency operating a computer
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience with public way inspections, construction and demolition projects
  • Previous experience preparing detailed reports and maintaining operational records
  • Previous experience using surveying equipment
  • Previous experience reading plans and civil drawings
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Code Title 10

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS 

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 documented.  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 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 Officer 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 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.

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 November 27, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

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 E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                          Soo Choi, Commissioner

Unposting Date: Nov 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54
Salary: $57,336 – $96,528    Pay Basis:Yearly

Work Safe and Work Smart in the Cold

It’s cold out there today so be sure to protect yourself, it only takes a few minutes to get frostbite. Stay warm, wear a hat and layers of clothing, take breaks to warm up, drink plenty of water and make sure to eat something. Hypothermia and other cold related injuries can be fatal, so please work smart and work safe out there.

 

A Salute to Our Armed Forces

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A Solemn Salute to Our Armed Forces

On Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we salute the honor, courage and integrity of the men and women across the United States and Canada who serve and who have served in our armed forces.

The achievements and the sacrifices of veterans – thousands of them LIUNA members and loved ones of LIUNA members – have been made in the name of all of us. To protect our freedom, they have lost time with their families and spent countless days far from home. Many have been wounded, taken prisoner or made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

In the 116 years since our union’s founding, members have time and time again answered the call for Americans, for Canadians and for people around the world. It is up to each of us to not just honor their service, but to respect their service by ensuring that veterans return home, they and their families have the opportunities they for which they put their lives on the line.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, and the half-million men and women of LIUNA, I thank all the veterans in our lives and in our union. Let us make sure they know how much we honor and respect them. We are in their debt.

Life and AD&D Insurance Open Enrollment Extended to November 15, 2019

You work hard to protect and provide for your family.

Protect their future.

ENROLL NOW

Life insurance is an important part of your overall financial strategy because it can provide financial protection for loved ones, if something happened to you.

Midwest Coalition of Labor (MCL) automatically provides the following insurance, at no cost to you:

  • $10,000 of Basic Life Insurance
  • $5,000 in Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D).

Now available during the initial enrollment period

ENROLLMENT EXTENDED to November 15, 2019

Additional coverage exclusively for our active members

You may purchase additional Life / AD&D insurance coverage for you, your spouse and children during this limited enrollment period.

There are NO MEDICAL QUESTIONS OR EXAMS for you or your family members during this enrollment period. Coverage elected outside of this enrollment period requires evidence of insurability and is subject to approval by the insurance company.

Is your family protected?

During this enrollment, you can elect up to:

  • $200,000 for members 2
  • $30,000 for spouses 2
  • $15,000 for dependent children

ENROLL NOW

Want to learn more?

PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

Call for questions about the plan specifics, naming a beneficiary or enrolling

888-212-7822

Job/Bid Announcement – Asst. Chief Airport Operations Supervisor

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

ASST CHIEF AIRPORT OPERATIONS SUPVSR

Job Number: 319619

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.

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 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF N.A., LOCAL 1001 (BARGAINING UNIT #54). 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  1

Assistant Chief Airport Operations Supervisor, with commensurate knowledge and experience, guides and supervises airport personnel and contractors during routine, critical, and emergency activities.  He/she liaises with FAA, airport administration, and subordinate Operations staff, monitoring and directing the reporting and dissemination of information relating to construction, incidents, and other activities affecting aircraft movement and field conditions. He/she leads airfield inspection and supervision, patrolling and ensuring the safety of aeronautical areas, and he/she has a crucial role in the regulated training of all City personnel who drive and work on the airfield, ensuring the appropriate record keeping.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinates and supervises inspection of airfields, issuance and cancellation of Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) on airfield status, and receiving and relaying of airfield maintenance requests
  • Assigns, supervises and monitors the work activities of airport operations staff
  • Oversees and participates in the inspection of airfield facilities (e.g., runways, taxiways, ramps) in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • Coordinates airfield repair and maintenance activities to ensure minimal disruptions to airfield traffic
  • Orders runway closings and openings and initiates corrective measures in response to irregularities found during inspections to ensure proper maintenance of airfield facilities
  • Notifies departmental management of atypical airfield situations requiring their attention
  • Implements initial and recurrent training programs for airport operations staff
  • Determines maintenance priorities (e.g., snow removal, grass cutting) in accordance with FAA  regulations and departmental standards
  • Ensures the timely and accurate maintenance of records concerning airfield activities (e.g., service requests, snow removal operations) and prepares related reports
  • Responds to inquiries regarding the status of airfield facilities and maintenance issues
  • During emergency situations, provides airfield access assistance to municipal and federal agencies, as required

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

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:                     Midway International Airport

Address:                     AMC Building, 6200 S. Laramie Avenue, Chicago

Shift:                           Varies

Hours/Days Off:          Varies

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Aviation Management, or a directly related field, plus two years of airfield operations experience, of which one year is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Some lifting (up to 25 pounds)
  • Ability to climb staircases, ladders, and/or step stools
  • Ability to operate automotive vehicles and associated equipment
  • Previous work experience monitoring weather forecasts, conditions and reports.
  • Previous work experience performing airfield operations or in the aviation industry at a commercial airport.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

NOTE:  This position requires the selected incumbent to be available nights, weekends, and holidays based on operational needs. In addition, outside work/inspection is required with possible exposure to fumes, dust, noise, and work in all weather conditions.

NOTE: The candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment.

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. 

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 field.

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing 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 will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous work experience monitoring weather forecasts, conditions and reports.
  • Previous work experience performing airfield operations or in the aviation industry at a commercial airport.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

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 documented.  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 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 Officer 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 applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City 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 processplease 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, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on November 14, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Unposting Date: Nov 14, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: Up to $127,536.00    Pay BasisYearly

Apply online now… 

Step Forward on Protecting the Right to Organize Act

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Step Forward on PRO Act, Progress for American Workers 

Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2019) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee mark-up of HR 2474, the PRO Act:

LIUNA commends the House Education and Labor Committee for passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The right of workers to organize and form a union is a bedrock principle of a free and democratic society that helps ensure workers receive fair pay and benefits. Too often, this fundamental right is put in jeopardy.

The PRO Act will help by expanding the National Labor Relations Act to ensure that workers and unions have real, enforceable protections under the law. The law also expands remedies for workers whose rights have been violated as well as strengthening rights to organize and bargain for better working conditions, including preventing employers from misclassifying workers as supervisors and independent contractors, banning “captive audience” meetings, and pushing back on the recent so-called “right to work” laws with provisions allowing unions to collect fair share fees to cover representation costs.

LIUNA applauds the House Education and Labor Committee for their leadership on the PRO Act and urges the full U.S. House to quickly bring the legislation to the floor for a vote.

Back when workers put ‘we’ before ‘I’

Chicago Sun-Times  

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The author’s late father Ed Vukmirovich (middle with mustache) is surrounded by his union brothers from Republic Steel in the late 1950s or early 1960s on Chicago’s Southeast Side.

Look at their faces. They are happy, capable, and perhaps a bit cocky.

The man with the mustache is my late father, Ed, surrounded by his union brothers from Republic Steel on Chicago’s Southeast Side. He worked at Republic for over 30 years, and for many of them he was a respected grievance committeeman, defending the rights of his fellow union members.

The photograph, a family classic, was taken in the late 1950s or very early ’60s. The occasion was a union meeting for Local 1033 of the United Steelworkers of America, and the place was some banquet hall, either in South Chicago or South Deering. He remembered where, while I, unfortunately, have long forgotten.

When the photograph was taken, my father would have been in his late 30s, and his face, like those of his friends, exudes a smiling confidence. But where did that confidence come from? A combat-tested, Navy veteran of World War II, as well as a youthful survivor of the Great Depression, he fought and labored and, at the moment the camera’s shutter clicked, was thriving, as was the labor movement in America. Paychecks were full, homes and cars were bought, and the hard years were fading into black and white.

If I had to pick a high point for organized labor in America during the 20th century, I wouldn’t, ironically, turn first to the steel industry, but to the auto industry. In 1950, the United Automobile Workers, headed by Walter Reuther, signed a labor contract with General Motors, a contract dubbed The Treaty of Detroit. The positive results for the workers (especially, and radical for its time, the cost of living adjustment), reverberated through other industries, including steel. All told, American

industry boomed and unions thrived, and so did the American economy.

When it comes to the state of unions today, however, I don’t share my father’s confident smile.

Locally, there have been some clear skies. As part of a global effort to unionize IKEA facilities, workers at the Joliet and Mokena locations recently voted to join the IAM, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. In addition, members of AFSCME Council 31 voted in June to accept a new contract with the state after four years of stalemate under the administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner. Then in July, SEIU Local 1 secured union contracts for belabored workers at O’Hare Airport.

On the other hand, there’s potential rough weather ahead, both locally and nationally. To start, the UAW is attempting to negotiate a new contract for the workers at the Southeast Side facility and other Ford plants. Negotiations began in mid-July, and as of this writing, are still ongoing.

Next, 27 states currently have active “rightto-work” laws, which create what are known as “open shops,” whereby employees at unionized workplaces (public, but some private), are able to opt out of union membership. They do not have to pay what are known as “fair share dues” while still benefiting from most of the protections of the given union’s contract. (Fair share dues are based on the premise that non-union workers still benefit from being in a unionized workplace and so should pay their “fair share” to maintain the union.)

Further, the concept behind right-to-work laws was, essentially, expanded nationally — at least in regards to public unions — on June 27, 2018, when the Supreme Court ruled, in Illinois Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, that “fair share” was unconstitutional. Many feared that Janus would be potentially damaging to unions, but as the Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet reported on the oneyear anniversary of Janus, the damage seems, for now, to be minimal.

While this might be true, the Janus ruling should be viewed as an attempt by the courts and government to erode the power of unions.

However, the greatest obstacle to strong unions is the decline of a collective mindset. To be in a union is to accept “we” over “I.” Too many people today are too self-centered, selfimportant, and can’t think past the “I,” or some image on a screen.

Collective action requires collective thought, and both are hard to attain and maintain.

Will unions, with their economic benefits and potential political muscle, ever return to the status they held in the 1950s and ’60s? If they do, we will, ideally, see faces like those in the photograph, as unions, strong unions, have the potential to cut across social, political and racial lines, uniting us rather than dividing us. But before there can be a union resurgence, we need to change our individual and collective mindsets.

The men in the photograph knew how to act for their, and our, common good.

A Labor Day Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan

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August 30, 2019


Labor Day is Our Day

As we begin the Labor Day weekend, it is important to remember that Labor Day is our holiday – a commemoration of the work we do each and every day, and the struggles of all working men and women to create economic equality in the United States and Canada. No one deserves this honor more than the strong, proud, and united members of LIUNA.

Labor Day was instituted to recognize the contributions of working men and women in both our countries. In the more than 100 years since the holiday was first celebrated, LIUNA members have continued to risk their livelihoods and even their lives in the fight for justice, honor, and strength for all workers. And by doing so, we have helped to create the largest middle class in the history of mankind.

However, we must recommit ourselves to fight against the anti-union, anti- worker forces of evil that threaten both unions and the middle class. We must combat efforts to gut our pay and benefits, push back on so-called right-to-work laws and the repeal of prevailing wage laws. We must protect the right to negotiate in the public and private sector, and fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

We cannot allow this continuing war on working people to shrink the middle class and worsen income inequality. That means we have to fight to protect and expand upon all that our union and the labor movement has accomplished.

On this holiday, let us commemorate all we and those that came before us have accomplished, and as always, may every LIUNA member FEEL THE POWER, BE THE POWER, and USE THE POWER.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish you and your family a safe, relaxing, and well-deserved Labor Day.

A Message from LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I can sum up the results of what LIUNA accomplished very easily – we kicked ass. The activism we demonstrated was extraordinary and reflects the greatness of LIUNA. More than 88,000 LIUNA members sent in comments to the Department of Labor – the lion share of the 325,000 comments submitted.

I am very proud of the hard work of each and every one of you.  From job site visits to meetings, events, phone calls, emails and social media, I know you did everything in your power to encourage members to fight to protect our jobs and our livelihoods.

Whether it’s submitting comments to the Department of Labor, raising our voices with Congress or the Administration, when LIUNA gets in the game, we show the anti-worker, anti-union special interests what it means to Feel the Power!

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I want to personally thank you for everything you did to protect registered apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. Together, we demonstrated that any effort to undermine our training and apprenticeship programs will be proudly and vigorously defended.

Although the comment period is over, we must remain vigilant. The special interests who are pushing IRAPs in construction will continue to advocate for anti-worker policies wherever and whenever they can. I urge you to continue to engage, educate and activate LIUNA members on the issues that affect our pay, our benefits, and our way of life.

LIUNA will continue to monitor the DOL regulatory process and will keep you updated on the DOL’s final rule.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I want to express our pride in your commitment, dedication, and leadership.  I never doubted that we could rise to this challenge and I was not disappointed.

May you always Feel the Power, Use the Power, and Be the Power!

Stop IRAPs Now!

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Over the last few weeks you may have seen or heard about protecting the Apprenticeship Programs for all trades, including the Laborers’.

Right now, there is a big push to let non-union organizations establish apprenticeship programs, called IRAPs.

So as a Local 1001 member what does that mean to you?

First and foremost, we are all LiUNA brothers and sisters and we MUST stand together and support each other in the true meaning of UNION.

If these non-union organizations are successful they will be able to supply apprentice labor at a much lower rate of pay and benefits, which in turn will affect ALL of Union labor across the board.

How will this affect you? You may not be an apprentice but your rate of pay whether prevailing wage or not can and will be at risk.

Even those in Sanitation must realize that a lower wage for prevailing rate means a lower wage for the non-prevailing rate members. Our success in getting the rate we currently have for the non-prevailing rate is based on the prevailing rate, if that rate goes down, as it will with the IRAPs, then all of us can expect to see a reduction in wages and benefits.

This is not only an outside, or construction issue, this is an issue that ALL of us MUST ACT ON NOW!

Sending an email right now to the Department of Labor will let your voice be heard. And it will literally take you less than a minute to do.

We only have until August 26, 2019, to tell the DOL that IRAPs are not good for us or our Union brothers and sisters and MUST be stopped.

Please don’t wait a minute longer, go online and take a few seconds to protect your wages and benefits now.

We have also included a link our our app to take you directly to the LiUNA comments page. Please Click Here or go to our app now!

Job/Bid Announcement – District Clerk Asphalt

DISTRICT CLERK – ASPHALT

Job Number: 324513

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 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) 

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITEAT: 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.

Number of Positions: 4

Under supervision, perform a range of clerical, timekeeping and customer service duties to support an organization’s (e.g., district or central office, bureau) work operations, and perform related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Monitors automated timekeeping records to ensure proper recording of employee swipes; identifies incomplete time records and requests edit sheets; and data enters information from approved edit and time off forms to edit CATA records
  • Reviews payroll registers to ensure records accurately reflect time worked and time off; sorts and distributes payroll checks; responds to employee inquiries on hours paid, vacation balances and related payroll/timekeeping inquiries
  • Generates various timekeeping reports from CATA including absenteeism, overtime and time off reports as requested by management
  • Answers phones and responds to inquiries from the general public, aldermanic offices and city personnel, providing information on the status of service requests, and routing calls
  • Provides customer service, receiving and processing requests for services, scheduling appointments, taking complaints, and forwarding emergency service requests to supervisors
  • Prepares basic reports and maintains office files; gathers data, organizes, distributes, mails and files  a variety of work records including overtime and personnel forms, work activity sheets, productivity reports, and other work documents
  • Performs data entry to maintain and update automated inventory control records, entering data from various source documents including supply and material requisitions and work orders
  • Positions in the Department of Transportation’s Central Asphalt OR Concrete Offices review crew activity and job work sheets for accuracy and completeness; check and verify hours worked by crew members, load or material ticket information, and the accuracy of activity codes, trucks and equipment listed
  • Enter data from construction crews activity sheets into the city information or data 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: 1501 W. Pershing

Shift:        Monday-Friday

Hours::     7:00 am – 3:30 pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

  • Two years of combined work experience performing clerical, customer service, inventory control, timekeeping or personal computer work.

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 

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

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.

SELECTION REQUIREMENT:

position requires applicants to complete a written test / skills assessment. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been analyzed and compiled.  Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be hired in seniority or lottery/random order.

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

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 documented.  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 Officer 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 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.

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 August 29, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

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 E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                         Soo Choi, Commissioner

Unposting Date: Aug 29, 2019, 9:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: $43,416 

Job/Bid Announcement – Asphalt Foreman

ASPHALT FOREMAN

Job Number: 319880

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

 This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foreman-Local 1001 (Bargaining Unit 54).  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 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

Number of Positions: 2

Under general supervision, functions as a working supervisor/crew leader, supervising asphalt laborers and equipment operators performing work activities relating to the spreading, finishing and compacting of asphalt for the resurfacing and repair of City residential streets and alleys

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Supervises an assigned work crew performing semiskilled asphalt laborer duties including raking, smoothing and tamping relating to the pavement, re-surfacing and repair of streets and alleys using hot asphalt materials
  • Supervise an assigned crew filling potholes and repairing street surfaces using high performance/cold patch asphalt during the winter months
  • Supervises grinding and other crews operating asphalt equipment, including Hoisting Engineers operating grinders, pavers and rollers
  • Receive and prioritize daily work assignments and makes crew work assignments
  • Observe work in progress and provides guidance and direction on work procedures and techniques to asphalt laborers
  • Ensure the timely delivery of hot asphalt from contracted plant to work sites
  • Monitor supply of asphalt and requisitions additional supplies needed to complete the job
  • Complete work activity sheets to report jobs completed, providing information on material used, location of work site, heavy equipment used and crew work assignments
  • Informs General Foreman of performance or operational problems at work site
  • Ensures safe work procedures and safe work practices are followed at work sites
  • Ensures barricades and other safety equipment are set up and in place while work is in progress
  • Prepares accident and injury reports
  • Attends pre-disciplinary hearings for work crew members
  • May drive a city vehicle to work sites

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: 1501 W. Pershing Rd

Days:        Monday – Friday

Hours:      7:00 am – 3:30 pm 

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

Two years of work experience in the paving and repair of street surfaces using asphalt materials and/or related asphalt equipment

A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required.

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: You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at 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.

Selection Requirements:

This position requires candidates to pass both a written job knowledge exam and a supervisory skills assessment. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Candidates will be hired in seniority order by time in title as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.

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.

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

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 August 27, 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

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                         Soo Choi, Commissioner

Unposting Date: Aug 27, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: Hourly

Apply online now… 

Job/Bid Announcement FRM OF LABORER-CONCRETE

Apply on line now…..

FRM OF LABORER – CONCRETE

Job Number:320213

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foreman-Local 1001 (Bargaining Unit 54).  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 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

Number of Positions: 3

Under general supervision, functions as a working supervisor over work crews, overseeing and supervising Concrete Laborers performing skilled manual work of a physical nature at assigned work sites, and performs related duties as required. Positions are allocated primarily to the Departments of Transportation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Supervises concrete construction crews making daily work assignments, ensures work crews are properly staffed and prioritizes work orders based on available manpower, daily work orders and planned work objectives
  • Prioritizes work order requests (such as estimating cost and time to complete work, scheduling and distributing work and equipment) and makes required re-assignment to ensure management directives are carried out and operational needs are met
  • Prepares and maintains records (such as work complete, time spent per project, cost and materials used)
  • Monitors work in progress, enforcing operating work procedures and ensuring staff compliance with established work safety rules, practices and requirements
  • Responds to and resolves problems at work sites relating to personnel, equipment, performance issues and other factors impacting of crew productivity
  • Provides safety instruction to staff to minimize employee accidents and to promote a safe work environment; reviews incidents of accidents and injuries and prepares reports
  • Provides suggestions and estimates to engineers for project planning through the interpretation of blue prints, sketches, and written or verbal instructions
  • Approves time off requests; monitors performance and conducts performance evaluations; and initiates and enforces disciplinary actions
  • Prepares productivity reports, operational reports and related reports

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:  1501 W. Pershing Rd

Days:         Monday – Friday

Hours:       7:00 am – 3:30 pm

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

Two years of work experience as a Concrete laborer

A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required.

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: You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at 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.

Selection Requirements:

This position requires candidates to pass both a written job knowledge exam and a supervisory skills assessment. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Candidates will be hired in seniority order by time in title as defined by the collective bargaining agreement. 

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.

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

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 August 22, 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

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                         Soo Choi, Commissioner

Unposting Date: Aug 22, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary:  Hourly