City of Tucson


$25.58-$44.44 Hourly / $53,206.40-$92,435.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 816

General Description

The primary function of this employee is to supervise and train building inspection staff and to perform complex on-site building inspections to ensure compliance with City, state, and other applicable building codes. Additionally, this employee performs review and on-site inspections of commercial, manufacturing, and industrial structures requiring additional technical knowledge and expertise. 

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit.

Manages, coordinates, and determines priorities of workload, monitoring levels of resources, establishing timelines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing and editing reports prepared by staff, and approving completed projects and reports.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Supervises commercial and residential building inspections by coordinating group inspections, reviewing plans, establishing inspection goals, scheduling inspections, auditing inspection results, clarifying inspection details and policies, evaluating reports, discussing field situations, and resolving problems.

Inspects building construction, manufactured buildings, and plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems, and supervises plan review and inspections of residential property to ensure conformance to building codes, plans and standards.

Issues building inspection reports.

Research construction job histories, codes and regulations, maintains contact with contractors and builders regarding inspection requirements, and completes inspection write ups and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate’s Degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, public administration, or equivalent

Minimum Experience & Qualifications: 4 years commercial inspection 

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

ICC Combination Residential Inspector certification
ICC Fuel Gas Inspector certification   
ICC Combination Commercial Inspector certification   
ICC Residential Energy Inspector certification   
ICC Commercial Energy Inspector certification   
ICC Accessibility Inspector certification  

Other Information

Pay Grade:  816        

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Occupational Group: N - Protective Services Enforcement & Compliance 

EEO-4: B - Professionals 

Management Level: First Level Supervisor 

Union: (If required, need code): Not Represented  

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: 2557; EST: 3/3/2022; REV: 3/3/2022;