City of Tucson


$32.03-$39.39 Hourly / $66,622.40-$81,931.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 404H

General Description

Conducts fire prevention inspections of new construction and existing buildings, and investigates safety complaints and the origin and cause of fires.

Essential Functions

Conducts fire prevention inspections by ensuring the appropriate plans and permits are in place, verifying that installations match plans, inspecting fire sprinkler systems, conducting complete fire prevention assessments of businesses, moving immediate physical hazards, following up on business inspections, and performing the final inspections for certificates of occupancy.

Investigates safety complaints and fire cause determinants while working in contaminated atmospheres by removing and moving fire debris, following up on fire complaints, conducting investigation research, and walking through heavily debris-littered internal and external areas.

Provides public education by developing, implementing, and presenting education programs, attending community and department special events, conducting fire safety demonstrations, reading and interpreting codes and regulations, providing local businesses with information on regulation compliance, and talking with the public regarding fire safety issues.

Conducts special inspections by overseeing the installation and removal of fireworks displays and ensuring code compliance at special events at various venues.

Performs related duties by maintaining the minimum fire fighter training and physical fitness, shipping hazardous materials according to set requirements, overseeing the safe removal of underground and above ground storage tanks, conducting fire code training, providing technical support, and complying with all procedures as outlined in department manuals and by management.

May be required to perform special hazardous material assignments by evaluating the degree of compliance with codes and regulations of waste storage and disposal and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, maintaining hazardous materials equipment, preparing, inspecting, moving and loading full and empty drums, responding to chemical spills, and ensuring the proper clean up and disposal of chemicals according to regulations.

Performs administrative duties by preparing reports, documenting actions taken during inspections and investigations, filing, and inputting records and research into a computer.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 18 months Fire Fighter

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Fire Fighter I and II Certification

Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Certification

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification (AZDHS and NREMT)
HazMat First Responder Certification

Tucson Fire Prevention Inspector Certification

International Code Council Fire Inspector I Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Test Respirator Physical

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupation Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: D

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: TFFA

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 Class D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

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: 6412; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;