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Highland Park, IL - Senior Plan Examiner

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates and selection process for the next Senior Plan Examiner for the City of Highland Park, Illinois.

About the Community
The City of Highland Park, Illinois (population 29,763) is located 23 miles north of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. The City is home to numerous amenities, including cultural venues and outstanding park and recreation facilities. The City is home to the internationally acclaimed Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Chicago Botanic Gardens is located at the City’s southern border.  Highland Park schools are nationally recognized and attract families to the community.

The City has a rich history and is celebrating its sesquicentennial celebration in 2019.   The City has a wealth of historically and culturally significant properties, with 153 individual properties and four historic districts listed on the National Register. To date, 131 properties have been designated as local landmarks.  The City strives to preserve its distinctive historic, architectural and landscape characteristics. Today, Highland Park is the heart of the prestigious communities that comprise Chicagoland’s “North Shore” of Lake Michigan. These communities are known for their excellent schools, beautiful neighborhoods with homes representing a variety of architectural and historical influences, numerous parks and beaches, and progressive local government.

About the Organization
The City is a home rule municipality that operates under the Council/Manager form of government adopted in 1951. The Mayor and six Council Members, elected at large for four-year terms, appoint a City Manager to administer the policy set by the City Council and manage the day-to-day operations of the City. The City has 28 facilities including parking decks, a water tower and various structures. 

The City places a strong emphasis on customer service and excellence in municipal service delivery. The City provides a full range of municipal services, including police and fire protection, community and economic development, construction and maintenance of the City’s streets and infrastructure, water, sewer and parking services, youth and senior services and local transit service. The City’s Water Production and Treatment Plant, located on Lake Michigan, provides water services for the residents and businesses of Highland Park and nearby communities, including Deerfield, Lincolnshire and Bannockburn as well as the Glenbrook Sanitary District.

About the Position    
The Senior Plan Examiner/Inspector performs, and supervises others in the performance of, skilled plan review and inspections of building plans and construction sites for compliance with applicable codes and conformance with approved plans and related customer service matters in the Building Division of the Department of Community Development.

Qualified individuals will have strong customer service skills that enable the provision of courteous, credible and accessible service that is responsive to customer's needs and tactfully, fairly and firmly addresses compliance matters; The ability to independently plan, prioritize, and organize work and complete assignments within a deadline driven environment. Knowledge of the proper review of building plans for compliance with applicable codes and ordinances addressing project design, construction, alteration, repair and related zoning and land use matters. Knowledge of the purposes and objectives of building and zoning codes including the prosecution of violations of such codes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree from a four-year college or university in architecture, architectural engineering, construction management or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • 5-8 years of experience as plan examiner / inspector or an equivalent combination of educational certification, training and experience in construction practices and procedures.
  • Some supervisory experience working for municipal or other governmental land use regulatory agency preferred.
  • Must possess relevant International Code Council (ICC) certifications. 
  • Building plans examiner certification required within one year of hire. 
  • Certification in green building LEED AP a plus.  Advanced certification such as CBO preferred. 

Compensation and Benefits    
The starting salary range is $33.92 - $42.40 hourly. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefit package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), and life insurance. The City also offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Selection Process   
Candidates should apply online immediately with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates shall occur on July 30, 2018. 

For Questions Contact: 
Mysi DeSantis, HR Generalist, GovHR USA at (847) 380-3169 or

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The City of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted:Jun 27, 2018

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