City of Tucson

CODE INSPECTOR (#2570)

$18.50-$30.64 Hourly / $38,480.00-$63,731.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 918


General Description

Investigates complaints and conducts field inspections to administer, interpret, and enforce a wide range of municipal codes and ordinances in the areas of land use, public nuisance, property maintenance, buildings and structures, fire prevention, fire hazard abatement, junked motor vehicles, refuse and vegetation, signage, and peddlers.

Essential Functions

Responds to public health, safety, and welfare complaints by performing on-site code enforcement administration of the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, Refuse Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Code, Sign Code, Peddlers' Ordinance, and provisions of the Land Use Code.

Answers inquiries regarding code and zoning regulations, potential violation, fire and safety hazards, and abatement procedures. Advises property owners of violations of specific codes and action necessary to comply; seeks voluntary compliance.

Identifies violations and makes findings; issues warnings, notices of violation, notices to abate, and citations.

Conducts fire prevention inspections of new construction and existing buildings, ensures appropriate plans and permits are present, verifies installation matches plans, inspects fire sprinkler systems, conducts fire prevention assessments of businesses, identifies immediate physical hazards, and performs final inspections for certificates of occupancy.

Maintains case management on all enforcement efforts; records all inspections and follow-ups. Compiles detailed reports, correspondence, notes, photographs, and other evidence that may be used in legal proceedings.

Consults with prosecutors and prepares case reports for court action; makes court appearances and provides testimony regarding code violations and enforcement actions taken.

Conducts computer research for property ownership, legal descriptions, issuance of permits, and map guides.

Provides public outreach services and education to citizens, businesses, and neighborhood associations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of code enforcement or inspections involving investigating and interpreting code and ordinance violations in any of the following areas: Zoning and land use, residential and commercial structures, public nuisances, fire code and prevention, or signage.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 17

Occupational Group Description: General Inspections

EEO Job Category: C

EEO Job Category Description: Technicians

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 8720

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: 2570; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;