Recruitment #1912-2551-001


The City of Tucson Planning and Development Services Department is seeking qualified applicants to join our diverse, vibrant, progressive and engaged workforce.  This position may conduct site, residential and/or commercial property inspections to ensure compliance with building safety codes.  In addition, this position will compile and maintain related information as well as complete reporting requirements.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a customer-oriented philosophy, the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, and will have an understanding of team strategies and objectives.

General Description

Conducts inspections of commercial and residential property and related equipment for conformance with building safety codes.  Compiles and maintains related information and completes reporting requirements.

Essential Functions

Inspects construction, manufactured buildings and plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems to ensure conformance to building codes, plans and standards. 

Issues building inspection reports.

Researches job histories, codes and regulations, maintains contacts with contractors and builders concerning inspection requirements, completes  and enters inspection write ups and prepares reports.

May perform plan reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years inspecting commercial and residential properties for compliance with building codes and specifications or journeyman level experience in one of the building construction trades

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum 5 years of inspection experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with high-rise construction
  • Certification as a combination commercial inspector
  • Certification as an inspector
  • Bilingual skills:  English/Spanish

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 various assessments which will be held at a date to be determined.

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

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 40% of your rating for a situational assessment
  • 50% of your oral board interview rating

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

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 present your documentation at the Oral Board interviews.  The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  


Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

75 lb Left 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.