City of Tucson


$17.50-$29.77 Hourly / $36,400.00-$61,921.60 Yearly
Salary Grade: 917

General Description

Inspects and protects the City's potable and reclaimed water systems from contamination through cross-connection.  Administers and enforces state and City regulations.

Essential Functions

Maintains Tucson Water's Cross-Connection Control Program and  Reclaimed Water Site Inspection Program compliance with regulatory agencies and water regulations

Conducts quality control testing of customer-owned backflow prevention assemblies

Inspects plumbing, mechanical and equipment processes for actual or potential cross-connections, consults with customers regarding  compliance requirements, and prepares and distributes official notices.

Conducts site inspections by checking for potable and reclaimed water system separation, performing tests and consulting with customers regarding user agreements.  

Conducts non-routine investigations by locating cross connections, verifying applicable codes are met and assisting with the identification of actual and potential cross connections.

Reviews development services plans by contacting customers, reviewing commercial building plans for service protection requirements and classifying fire protection systems.

Coordinates with contractors and inspectors to ensure compliance with reclaimed water regulations; conducts annual reclaimed water site inspections.

Conducts fire system inspections by inspecting and classifying fire systems, recording data and recommending backflow protection as required.

Maintains records of Rain Water Harvesting and Gray Water System installations; monitors installations for compliance with backflow prevention requirements.

Retrieves records, schedules and documents daily activities,  compiles reports, and investigates complaints.

Conducts training for Backflow Assembly Tester and Reclaimed  Water site Tester certifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School


Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years code inspecting, plumbing, pipefitting, construction, or backflow assembly  testing and repair


Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Backflow Assembly Tester Certification required at hire.

The following certifications are required within 12 months of hire:
  • Cross-Connection Control Specialist Certification
  • ADEQ Water Distribution Grade 1 Certification
  • 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 25

Occupation Group Description: Water

EEO Job Category Code: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7520

Bargaining Unit: CWA

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: 2568; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;