[Athen] Chicago: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities hiring Deputy Commissioner of Compliance (ADA Transition Plan)

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Fri Dec 18 09:25:57 PST 2020

Here is a great opportunity to lead the development of a new ADA Transition
Plan for Chicago. The Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities is hiring
a Deputy Commissioner.


*Deputy Commissioner of Compliance *
*Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) *

Annual Salary: $115,656.00

*Organization Description: *
With a workforce of over 33,000 people, and opportunities in more than
1,400 different job titles and categories, the City of Chicago is the
third‐largest city in the United States and has one of the world's largest
and most diversified and balanced economies, not being dependent on anyone
industry, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce.
As an employer, the City of Chicago operates through the guiding principles
of effective government, competitive delivery of high‐quality services,
and open government to the public. Through these principles, we
strive to efficiently deliver services that address head‐on the
unique challenges facing our city and to make Chicago preferred
employer of choice for all its residents.

*Department Mission: *
MOPD works to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation, and
provides services to over 600,000 Chicagoans with disabilities. MOPD
programs include disability services, training, legal compliance, and

*Accessibility Compliance Unit (ACU): *
This team is responsible for evaluating architectural, physical and program
accessibility in the City of Chicago, and reviews all requests that are
submitted to MOPD for review. ACU’s purview includes the city‐wide Title II
Self‐Evaluation and Transition plan; ACU has determined it is a priority to
update the Transition Plan.

*Key functions of role of the Deputy Commissioner of Compliance include: *

 Lead the Title II Self‐Evaluation and Transition Plan to completion

 Supervise the ACU unit staff, comprised of an Architect, Building
Inspector and Personal Computer operator

 Work collaboratively and cooperatively with internal and external
partners, including other City departments, internal and external partners
and organizations on reviewing and advising on accessibility compliance

 Effectively communicate accessibility guidelines to internal and external

 Keep up to date on all accessibility laws and regulations, including the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and any/all state and local laws.

*Minimum Qualifications: *

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s

 Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
accessibility requirements at the federal, state and local level

 Experience in disability and accessibility compliance

 Demonstrated project management experience including successful
completion of goals, timelines and outcomes

 Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with
internal and external partners

 Preferred: professional degree in law, architecture or other related

 Preferred: 5+ years demonstrated work experience in accessibility

 Preferred: Experience with Title II Self Evaluation and Transition Plans

 Preferred: Experience in analyzing and interpreting complex building code

 Understanding of political and city government rules and regulations

 Supervisory experience of staff and in building successful teams

 Experience presenting to a variety of audiences, about technical and
general topics related to accessibility

 Excellent communication skills including in conveying complex concepts to
others and in writing

*NOTE*: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there
may be other duties that are essential to positions within the class. To be
considered for this position, you must provide a cover letter and
resume detailing your work experience and your educational
background. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific
job duties. You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional
license, or training certificates at the time of processing. A background
investigation will be completed on the candidate selected for this

*Residency Requirement *
All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City
of Chicago as outlined in 2‐152‐ 050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code.
Proof of residency will be required.

*Application & Selection Process: *
The Deputy Commissioner position is a Shakman Exempt position.
Additional supporting information concerning employment with the City
of Chicago may be found at:

To apply, send your resume and cover letter by e‐mail to:

Christina McGleam
Assistant to the Commissioner
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Christina.McGleam at cityofchicago.org

Applicants with disabilities should contact the City's Disability Officer
at 312‐744‐4969 or disabilityaccommodations at cityofchicago.org if they
would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in
the hiring process.

*Compensation & Benefits: *
Annual Salary: $115,656.00

The selected candidate will receive an annual salary as well as an
excellent program of benefits that allow employees to choose the benefits
that meet their specific needs:

The package includes

Vacation Policy
 Employees begin earning vacation time during their first month of work
 Employees earn 13 vacation days a year for the first five years; 18
vacation days after 6 years; 23 vacation days after 14 years; 24
vacation days after 24 years and 25 vacation days after 25 years
 Employees are given one personal day a year o Sick Time
 Employees earn one day of sick time per month beginning the first day of
the month following an individual's start date

Paid Leave
 A mother receives 4 weeks paid maternity leave for a non‐surgical
delivery and 6 weeks paid leave for a surgical delivery
 A spouse or domestic partner of the birth mother receives 2 weeks paid
parental leave
 An employee, spouse, or domestic partner receive 2 weeks paid parental
leave for the adoption of a child

Paid Holidays
 The City gives all of its employees 12 paid holidays throughout the year

 City of Chicago offers its employees a Pension for retirement


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military
Friendly Employer and does not permit discrimination based on race,
ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of
income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence
victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call
the Chicago Commission on Human Relations at 312‐744‐4111 or send
an email to cchr at cityofchicago.org. For more information, go to:

This position is open to the general public.
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