Recruitment #1906-2502-001


The City of Tucson, Department of Transportation Engineering Division is seeking a motivated and qualified applicant to join our Stormwater Team to help fulfill the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and floodplain ordinance requirements.  The Stormwater Inspector performs technical environmental inspections, surveys, and related field work to ensure code compliance and public health, safety and welfare.   Your typical assignments will include performing drainage complaint inspections, completing forms and documenting site conditions, taking and delivering stormwater samples, interviewing businesses and residents, maintaining records and equipment, distributing educational materials, and sending sample results to laboratories, and gathering information for State and Federal agency reports.  The Stormwater Inspector will work with the Stormwater Team to accomplish all MS4 permit responsibilities as well as floodplain ordinance regulations .  

General Description

Performs technical environmental inspections and related field work to ensure code compliance and public health, safety and welfare.

Coordinates inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with contracts, standards, and specifications. Creates and maintains documentation of site findings.

Essential Functions

Conducts job site inspections in order to ensure public health, safety, and welfare for compliance with City codes. Including floodplain inspection, violation investigation, and stormwater/drainage review and administrative work. Issues citations as needed, preparing documents, reviewing codes, and responding to citizen complaints.

Performs inspections by driving to site, walking the site, making notes, conducting inspection, evaluating site, recommending ways on how to maintain site compliance, maintaining records, and performing activities in support of code enforcement.

Monitors and maintains storm water quality by installing and removing samplers and their probes, sampling storm water, distributing samples to laboratory, completing forms and reports, documenting sampling data, and sending results to State and Federal agencies.

Responds to emergency spills by going to spill site, coordinating clean-up and disposal of pollutants, contacting government agencies for clean- ups and prevention of spills.

Maintains records, writes reports, mails notices of violations, handles abatements of City code violations, assists in resolving operational issues, provides citizen and neighborhood services, monitors program development, and conducts public outreach.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: 4 years and over inspecting construction projects for compliance with applicable building and engineering codes and standards

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License 

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to obtain Certified Stormwater Inspector (CSI) within the first 11 months of employment.

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in a phone screen interview.   

  • Phone screen interview will be held: Friday, July 19, 2019*.

The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to an in person oral board interview.

  • Oral Board interviews will be held: Monday, July 22, 2019*.

*No alternative dates will be offered, please plan accordingly.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:  

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your rating for phone screen interview
  • 75% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.   If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Malena Carreon at 520.837.4071 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

30 lb Lift Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.