City of Tucson


$24.16-$41.68 Hourly / $50,252.80-$86,694.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 106

General Description

The position of Building Inspector III is expected to perform skilled work in all phases of residential and light commercial building inspections to ensure compliance with city, state, and other building codes including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, fire, energy, and accessibility. The position of Building Inspector III is distinguished from the Building Inspector II by assignments requiring the application of commercial building codes in at least one discipline and by its greater on-site responsibility, technical knowledge and communication skills.  An employee in this class may be assigned to related duties in the City’s Development Services Department to include but not limited to residential inspections, light commercial inspections, and heavy commercial inspections.

Employees may progress to this class from the Building Inspector II by meeting specific, criteria-based promotional requirements of performance and proficiency, as well as meeting the minimum requirements of the class and certification(s) required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and four (4) years of directly related experience.

*Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Special Job Requirements

ICC Combination Residential Inspector certification plus
ICC Fuel Gas Inspector

And at least one of the following:  
ICC Commercial Building Inspector   
ICC Commercial Electrical Inspector   
ICC Commercial Plumbing Inspector   
ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

50 lb Lift Test

Other Information

Pay Grade: 919
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Occupational Group: N - Protective Services Enforcement & Compliance 
EEO-4: C - Technicians 
Management Level: Individual Contributor     
Union: (If required, need code):  CWA 
Workers Comp Code (NCCI):  9410 
Safety Sensitive (Driving Requirement): No 

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 2555; EST: 3/3/2022; REV: 3/3/2022;