Recruitment #2003-2570-001


The Code Enforcement Division of the Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is seeking a motivated, dependable and highly qualified Code Inspectors to join their Code Enforcement Team.

The position requires working outdoors, in all weather conditions, navigating in rough terrain conditions. Also, this position may require working on-call, after hours, weekends, and holidays as needed.


To remain eligible, you must maintain your permanent or probationary Civil Service employment status through the actual date of transfer. If you are not a current permanent or probationary Civil Service employee at the date of transfer, you will not be eligible for this position. Non-permanent or appointed employees are not eligible. The Eligibility List may be used by any City department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.

General Description

Investigates complaints and conducts field inspections to administer, interpret, and enforce a wide range of municipal codes and ordinances in the areas of land use, public nuisance, property maintenance, buildings and structures, fire prevention, fire hazard abatement, junked motor vehicles, refuse and vegetation, signage, and peddlers.

Essential Functions

Responds to public health, safety, and welfare complaints by performing on-site code enforcement administration of the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, Refuse Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Code, Sign Code, Peddlers' Ordinance, and provisions of the Unified Development Code.

Answers inquiries regarding code and zoning regulations, potential violation, fire and safety hazards, and abatement procedures. Advises property owners of violations of specific codes and action necessary to comply; seeks voluntary compliance.

Identifies violations and makes findings; issues warnings, notices of violation, notices to abate, and citations.

Maintains case management on all enforcement efforts; records all inspections and follow-ups. Compiles detailed reports, correspondence, notes, photographs, and other evidence that may be used in legal proceedings.

Consults with prosecutors and prepares case reports for court action; makes court appearances and provides testimony regarding code violations and enforcement actions taken.

Conducts computer research for property ownership, legal descriptions, issuance of permits, and map guides.

Provides public outreach services and education to citizens, businesses, and neighborhood associations.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years of code enforcement or inspections involving investigating and interpreting code and ordinance violations in any of the following areas: Zoning and land use, residential and commercial structures, public nuisances, fire code and prevention, or signage.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the above minimum qualifications as well as relevant knowledge, experience and certification listed below: 

  • Interpret related codes and ordinance
  • Experience using Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Knowledge of the following: national electrical code, international building code, international residential code, international plumbing code, international mechanical code international heating, ventilation and cooling code
  • Knowledge of the following: civil, zoning, environmental and building code ordinances, standards, and related principles.


  • CELA level I or II certification
  • AACE Certified Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector or Zoning Inspector
  • ICC Certifications  

Selection Plan

As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to prior to the close date of the job posting.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. Applications received without a resume will not be accepted.

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 an Written Exam and a Virtual Panel Board Interview.

Written Exam will be held: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Virtual Panel Board Interviews will be held: Thursday, October 15, 2020

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:      

  • 5% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 15% of your written exam
  • 80% of your virtual panel board interview   

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Brianna Aguilar @ 520-837-3776 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.


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Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

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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.

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