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Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60601-3130

Job Requisition ID:  17793

Agency :  Department of Labor 
Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022
Salary:   $4,525.00 - $6,622.00  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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This Amusement Ride Safety Inspector, position is located at our Winnebago county. This position serves under the direction of the Carnival Manager. The ideal candidate requires extensive knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems and equipment and travels to inspects functional worksites and operations of amusement rides and attractions using structured guidelines to ensure safety compliance. This unique opportunity offers an exceptional benefit package to include health insurance, including eye care and dental, Deferred Compensation, life insurance and retirement. If you desire to become a valued member of a hard-working and respected team and up for a challenge or a change in your career, please take this opportunity to apply for this rewarding and gratifying position.


The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is one of Illinois' most important and dynamic Agencies. With an annual budget of $17 million, and an authorized staff of nearly 100 full-time employees, IDOL has the capacity and capability to provide administration and enforcement of over 25 labor and safety Laws. At IDOL, we take pride in our Agency's mission: to promote and protect the rights, wages, welfare, working conditions, safety, and health of Illinois workers through enforcement of state labor laws, and to safeguard the public through regulation of amusement rides and to ensure compliance with all other labor standards.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Travels to inspect a variety of carnival and amusement rides and attractions throughout the State – generally in the Northern Region of the State, to ensure compliance with established safety standards and regulations

  2. Prepares detailed inspection reports documenting findings and detailing violations of carnival regulations and standards

  3. Attends seminars, agency training sessions and other continuing education opportunities to augment work performance and keep current on changes and developments in all facets of the amusement ride and attraction industry.  

  4. Provides practical assistance and direction to less experienced inspectors in the areas of conducting inspections and investigations, etc

  5. Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college including coursework in engineering, physics, physical sciences or directly related fields.
  2. Evidence of related work experience may substitute for college on a year-for-year basis

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. 2 years of experience performing technical safety compliance inspections
  2. 2 years of working knowledge of basic principles of sound safety practices and methods
  3. 1 year of utilizing and understanding of the Illinois Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act
  4. 1 year of experience with methods of inspection and enforcement
  5. 1 year of interpreting the principles of mechanics
  6. 1 year of experience interpreting the Illinois Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Act and associated laws, rules, regulations, and standards
  7. 1 year of experience in comprehending technical drawings and writing


Conditions Employment

  1. Requires ability to safely climb and navigate amusement rides and attractions such as the Ferris Wheel.
  2. Requires ability to tolerate heights, extreme weather conditions, restricted spaces, loud noises and distracting environments in the performance of inspections or investigations, including while wearing or utilizing required safety gear or equipment.
  3. Requires ability to prepare clear and concise reports of inspections.
  4. Requires possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license and the ability to travel.
  5. Required to carry and use a state provided cell phone and computer.
  6. Requires the ability to fulfill mandated continuing education or successfully complete agency training and/or examination requirements



Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM  
Work Location: 160 N La Salle St Chicago, 13th Floor, IL 60601-3130  
Agency Contact:

Craig Morrison


Phone #:217-557-0819

Job Family:  Legal and Compliance  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.

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