ADA Assessment Intern


Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Organization: Forest Preserve District

Work Locations: 536 N. Harlem

Job Posting: Apr 18, 2017, 2:40:32 PM Closing Date: May 19, 2017, 12:59:00 AM None

Posting Salary: $14.00 Hourly

Forest Preserve District

Job Summary

Under general supervision and assigned to the Facilities/Fleet Department, this person will coordinate and document the ADA contractual requirements of architectural and engineering construction projects through inspection and monitoring. This person will participate in the inspection, assessment, designing, drafting, and preparation of specifications for architectural projects to ensure ADA compliance. The ADA Assessment Intern will review architectural plans for ADA compliance and will perform a variety of specialized tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel. This is a seasonal position and the duration of this position is up to four (4) months.

Typical Duties

  • Performs on-site inspections for ADA assessment/compliance.
  • Assists in reviewing plans for ADA compliance.
  • Uses AutoCAD or Revit to design and draft solutions to address ADA compliance.
  • May assist with all aspects of projects including design and documentation.
  • Helps coordinate and document the ADA contractual requirements of architectural and engineering construction projects, through inspection and monitoring.
  • Participates in the designing, drafting and preparation of specifications and reviews cost estimates for architectural projects to ensure ADA compliance.
  • May perform construction oversight by reviewing drawings and specifications for ADA compliance and perform on-site inspections to ensure accuracy and adhere to time frames.
  • Drives to various locations throughout the District to visit and inspect District-owned facilities.
  • Assists in review of plans for ADA compliance for District-owned facilities by analyzing construction documents, conducting research, performing calculations, conducting field inspections, coordinating activities with personnel, consulting with outside agencies, and entering relevant information into the computer.
  • Uses computer applications to design and draft solutions to address ADA compliance and consults with internal and external parties to translate technical information into specifications.
  • Helps implement staff trainings with instruction regarding the most current ADA guidelines.
  • Monitors records, prepares reports, performs statistical analyses, and oversees compliance with ADA reporting requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have completed at least 60 credit hours AND be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Architecture, or a substantially similar area at an accredited college or university; OR must have graduated from an accredited university or college within 12 months of the posting of this position with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Architecture, or a substantially similar area from an accredited college or university.

  • Must possess a current valid driver’s license.
  • Must be a current Cook County resident.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel to work assignments throughout Cook County. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem solving skills.
  • Experience with database management software, and usability; must be literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of District information.

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Identify him/herself as a Veteran on his/her employment application by answering “Yes” to the question “Are you a military veteran?”

Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of the application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).

Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

General District Employment Requirements


The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.


River Forest, IL


Wednesday, May 31, 2017