The Accessibility Consulting Team at Marx|Okubo is seeking an Accessibility Specialist, at either a Project Coordinator or Associate level. As a trusted national architecture/engineering/construction consulting firm, Marx|Okubo works with real estate owners, investors and lenders—at every point of the property lifecycle—to evaluate their building projects, solve complex challenges and implement tailored solutions.
We're building our project teams in California, Seattle, and Denver. This team is a proven leader in helping clients create buildings that are in compliance with regulatory requirements for accessible design and construction. As part of Marx|Okubo, you'd make an impact by helping to grow and advance our accessibility team, increase our range of projects, and maintain our high regard in the community as a subject matter expert. Our mission is to provide consistently exceptional and reliable solutions-driven accessibility consulting with the goal of exceeding the expectations of our business partners and transforming their approach to development and acquisitions.
Marx|Okubo has worked diligently with private and public-sector clients in a range of capacities to help promote the goal of accessible design regulated by building codes and federal, state, and local laws. We value technical proficiency, innovation, dedication and achievement as well as collaboration, both within our organization and in our client interactions. Our work covers most commercial building types, including multi-family, office, retail, industrial, and hotel/hospitality, as well as community college, governmental and municipal facilities.
- Participate in all phases of the firm’s accessibility-related business sector, including review of plans, specifications, and product submittals for compliance with federal, state, and local accessible design requirements; field inspections at various stages of construction and existing building audits to confirm compliance with accessibility requirements; technical assistance during project development; remediation plan development; and training.
- Become proficient in highly specialized regulations, codes, standards, and other relevant criteria:
- accessibility regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and other state and local regulations;
- accessibility requirements of the building code, including the International Building Code and other state and local codes;
- accessibility standards and guidelines, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, ANSI A117.1, and others.
- Investigate, analyze, and respond to technical inquiries concerning accessibility issues.
- Build rapport with the client, internal team, consultants and site contact
- Travel Required - Local day and/or overnight travel is required. A valid and clean driver’s license, or reliable alternate transportation. Expected travel can be anywhere from an estimated 20% to 50% or more at times, depending on project needs.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
Required industry knowledge and skills:
Bachelor of Architecture, BS in Architecture, BS in Architectural Technology, and at least five years of work experience required; or
- BS in an unrelated field and a minimum of five years of work experience in the field of Accessibility Consulting with demonstrated experience in conducting plan reviews and field inspections.
- Demonstrated command of navigating plan documents from schematic design and design development through construction documents.
- Ability to communicate highly specialized and technical information to a variety of audiences, in writing and verbally.
- A writing sample will be required to be submitted as part of the application process.
Minimal technical skills/certifications achieved within the first year of employment:
- ICC-certified Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner
- CASp certification for individuals working on projects in California, or ability to be certified within 6 months
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (in order of importance Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
- Proficient in BlueBeam and PlanGrid
Required personal qualities:
- Interest in highly specialized and technical work
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment
- Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently, and work independently when required
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Well-developed interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity
- Collaborative with focus on teamwork
Marx|Okubo is a privately held Employee Stock Ownership Plan firm; employee-owned, we offer internal growth, continuing education, mentor/mentee opportunities, as well as 100% paid health insurance premiums, up to a 30% match on your 401(k) contributions, and competitive compensation.
Marx|Okubo is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Marx|Okubo’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.