City of Tucson


$23.31-$42.83 Hourly / $48,484.80-$89,086.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 815

General Description

Reviews public, commercial, industrial, and residential construction plans for compliance with both national and local building and fire codes. Reviews fire protection plans to ensure compliance with National Fire Protection Association standards, and provides building and fire code information to enforcement inspectors and general public.

Essential Functions

Occasionally directs helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees and may temporarily act in a higher capacity.

Conducts comprehensive and technical plans review for fire resistive requirements, code compliance, access, water availability, hazardous materials, zoning restrictions, and permit requirements.

Reviews fire protection plans involving underground piping installations, wet and dry sprinkler installations, stand pipe systems, fire pump installations, kitchen exhaust hood fire suppression systems, clean agent systems, pre-action systems, and fire alarm plans.

Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, building officials, fire service personnel, and property owners regarding the application and interpretation of adopted/recognized codes and regulations. Conducts construction and highly technical fire protection field inspections.

Coordinates plan review activities with other city departments and outside agencies.

Assess fire-related fees for new development and construction activities. Participates in evaluating current fire safety conditions.

Provides assistance to enforcement inspectors and general public regarding building and fire code inquiries, and code interpretation.

Maintains complete records of plans reviews to include computer data entry.

Maintains certification and technical knowledge of fire and life safety systems, codes, and construction materials and methods through such means as attending conferences and seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in plans examination involving the use of regulations and adopted building and fire codes and standards, and the performance of complex plans review for general construction and common engineered facilities.

Special Job Requirements

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II certification in either Automatic Sprinkler System Layout or Fire Alarm Systems or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification as a Fire Plan Examiner.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Non-NIDA Drug Screen

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 17

Occupational Group Description: General Inspections

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professionals

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

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: Secondary

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: 2586; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;