Duties: Under general supervision, performs difficult architectural work in connection with layouts, plans and details.
Examination: The examination will consist of an oral test, including a written exercise weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score to have their names placed on the eligible list.
The oral test will assess candidates' knowledge, skill and ability in areas such as state and local construction practices, rules and regulations; construction materials; interacting with various trade groups and their jurisdictional boundaries; recent developments, current literature and sources of information in architecture; using AutoCAD to review and analyze drawings and accompanying explanatory comments; assessing the feasibility of building and renovation projects; supervisory concepts; and oral, interpersonal and written communication.
Examination Process: All applicants will be advised by email if they have been admitted to the examination process. Applicants who do not receive a response to their application by Friday, September 6, 2019 should contact the Employee Selection Office at (312) 751-5100.
ORAL TEST: The oral test will be administered on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14, 2019 (if necessary to accommodate the number of candidates). Candidates will be informed by email of the date, time and place of the oral test.
Absolute Requirement:Registration as an Architect by the State of Illinois.
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited five year college or university majoring in architecture or architectural engineering and four years’ experience in architecture, one year of which must have been at the full professional level. Substitution: Graduate study in architecture or architectural engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Professional or sub-professional architecture or architectural engineering experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
About Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
The MWRD is working hard to manage stormwater, clean wastewater and recover valuable resources.
Created in 1889 as the Sanitary District of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) today is an award-winning, special-purpose district responsible for treating wastewater and providing stormwater management for residents and businesses in its service area, which encompasses 882.1 square miles and includes Chicago and 128 suburban communities throughout Cook County.
The MWRD serves approximately 10.35 million people each day, including 5.25 million residents of Chicago and 128 suburban communities.
As the protector of our water resources, the MWRD continues to work diligently to protect Lake Michigan, the source of our drinking water, as well as the health and safety of citizens and area waterways. Some of the MWRD’s most notable achievements are reversing the flow of the Chicago and Calumet River Systems in the early 1900s, the construction of the North Shore Channel and the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, which is also known as “TARP” or "Deep Tunnel.”
In its daily role, the MWRD strives to protect businesses, homes and neighborhoods from f...lood damages, clean wastewater entering our plants and manage water as a vital resource for the area. We are also actively developing innovative ways to recover and reuse resources, such as energy, biosolids, water, algae, phosphorus, nitrogen and other nutrients removed from the wastewater stream.
We believe environmental leadership is our responsibility, so we are looking for solutions that can change the world and keep it safe and secure for future generations.