Karen Braitmayer FAIA is an architectural accessibility consulting firm with an office along the boat sheds of Lake Union in Seattle. Braitmayer is seeking qualified candidates for Accessibility Surveyor I position. This position will provide in-house document review services and on-site accessibility observation for projects under construction, both to ensure compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards, Fair Housing Act (FHA) guidelines and state and local accessibility code requirements. The position reports to the Principal. Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented, collaborative, team players.
Job responsibilities: These are illustrative in nature and responsibilities may expand as experience increases. As a small office, everyone is expected to pitch in and keep things running.
Review documents generated by others for compliance with a specific list of codes addressing accessibility and report your observations through a standardized report format.
Visit projects under construction to observe for a defined list of barriers and report your observations through a standardized report format.
Track and organize reporting for various projects to ensure timeliness of reviews.
Participate in office administration tasks, such as filing projects, travel planning, and answering the phone.
Work will require occasional travel, both in the Puget Sound region or farther afield. All travel expenses will be compensated and standard workday pay provided. Cheerful, positive and articulate candidates are encouraged to apply.
Requires a minimum of 7 years of architectural or construction management or related experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or related field and supervisory ability (or a combination of education and training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform work of the class.)
Expertise and/or knowledge in ADA, FHA and state codes. (Highly desired)
Accreditation or certification demonstrating experience with principals of accessible design such as the ICC Accessibility Plans Examiner certification (highly desired)
Fluency with Office Suite
Experience working directly with clients (desired)
Experience working directly with construction teams (desired)
Driver’s license and clean driving record (desired)
About Karen Braitmayer FAIA
Karen Braitmayer FAIA is an architectural accessibility consulting firm with an office along the boat sheds of Lake Union in Seattle.