City of Tucson


$31.27-$57.59 Hourly / $65,041.60-$119,787.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 818

General Description

The Building Official is responsible for the overall guidance, direction, and management of the Building Code Division.

Essential Functions

Performs the following functions with regular use of independent judgment:

Directs and performs the full range of complex and highly technical review of construction plans and inspection activities to ensure compliance with applicable building codes, related ordinances, laws, and national standards.

Issues Certificates of Occupancy, stop work and condemnation orders, interprets adopted technical codes, and authorizes utility connections and orders of disconnection.

Administers and manages the activities of plans examiners and field inspectors within the Division, and provides technical knowledge and expertise, leadership, and coordination with the International Code Council, Arizona Building Officials (AZBO) Code Review and Development Committee, Tucson Fire, Department of Housing and Community Development, and other jurisdictions.

Serves as the Planning & Development Services Department liaison at meetings of the American Institute of Architects, Alliance of Construction Trades, Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, and other groups.

Develops and administers the division budget with staff assistance.

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

Facilitates solutions to private and public development projects.

Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations.

Serves as the key building safety representative and spokesperson for the City. This includes conducting significant outreach on a regular basis with key stakeholder groups including the homebuilding, architectural, and engineering industries.

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.

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures.

Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, or construction contractor or superintendent. At least 4 of required 5 years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in construction administration or related functional area. “Lead” is defined as leading at least 1 full-time FTE in a work unit. “Supervisory” is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 18 

Occupational Group Description: Planning 

EEO Job Category Code: A

EEO Job Category Description: Officials and Administrators

Organizational Level: Administrator/Program Director

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: Incidental

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class 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: 2598; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;