Job Summary Under the general direction of the Bureau Chief of Construction, manages the Permits Division, its functions in the review, issuance and administration of permits, and its responsibilities in the implementation of Cook County permit codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements. Applies knowledge of modern managerial systems and methods to complex administrative and technical problems. Analyzes operations and business practices (i.e. staffing requirements, systems and technology, procedures, job functions, etc.) for improving processes and making best use of available resources. Develops and implements strategies for attaining the effective and efficient performance of all work tasks to meet departmental/extra departmental goals and objectives. Regularly interfaces with developers, property owners, government agencies, utilities and others; communicates, coordinates and collaborates regarding specific permits and/or permitting processes and requirements; facilitates resolution of challenging situations. Ensures outward facing information regarding permit processes, requirements, and procedures are kept up-to-date. Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Policy or Public Administration.
AND two (2) years related full time work experience with increasingly complex analytical and administrative full-time work experience with the public sector.
Valid driver’s license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Policy or Public Administration
AND four (4) years related full time work experience with increasingly complex analytical and administrative full-time work experience with the public sector
Valid driver’s license.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
About Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways was established in 1913 by the State of Illinois upon approval of the first officially recorded County highway system maps. The present day system has evolved to include jurisdictional authority over 568 center line miles of highways. The Department has maintenance responsibilities for 1,426 lane miles of pavement, 132 bridges, 360 traffic signals and seven pumping stations from four maintenance facilities.