BUILDING INSPECTION MANAGER-Planning & Development Services Dept.

Recruitment #2208-2577-001


The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department seeks a BUILDING INSPECTION MANAGER.
Tucson is facing tremendous growth in residential, commercial and industrial development.  This position is responsible to supervise staff who inspect residential and commercial buildings to assure compliance with  building codes, plans, and standards.


Tucson has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its lively arts scene, unsurpassed natural beauty, and outdoor lifestyle. Tucson's culture centers around a unique blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences. The city is situated in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by five mountain ranges. Blessed with the desert natural beauty and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year, Tucsonans embrace a rare lifestyle and are committed to preserving that quality of life.  

The city is home to the University of Arizona and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Tucson is the seat of Pima County and has a Council-Manager form of government. The Tucson metropolitan area supports almost a million residents. As metropolitan Tucson continues to grow, the challenge of meeting resident expectations also increases. 

The City of Tucson is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure, and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home


The City of Tucson offers a wide range of generous benefits for eligible employees. Some of those benefits include: 

Health and Well-being: 

Choice of medical, dental and vision insurance plans 

Life insurance and long-term disability options 

Employee assistance program to enhance your wellbeing 

Flexible spending plan for health and dependent care expenses 

Other voluntary benefits for financial security 

Your Security and Future:  

Generous pension plans that help employees retire more comfortably 

Optional deferred compensation plans to save towards retirement 

Training, professional development, and tuition assistance programs 

Student loan repayment assistance 

Back-up care options for loved ones 

Your Peace of Mind: 

Six weeks paid parental leave when you welcome a child and other generous leave policies 

New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter (In year one: 13 accrued days of vacation, 13 accrued days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays). 

Generous employee discounts available  

Connections with the community through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving 

For a full description of benefits offered to eligible employees, or to inquire further about the City of Tucson's benefits options, please visit: 

General Description

Supervises personnel in conducting inspections of commercial and residential property for conformance with building codes, plans and standards. Supervises personnel in conducting plan reviews.

Essential Functions

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.

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.

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources  issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance.

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.  

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.

Supervises commercial and residential building inspections by coordinating group inspections, reviewing plans, establishing inspection goals, scheduling inspections, auditing inspection results, clarifying inspection details and policies, evaluating reports, discussing field situations, and resolving problems.

Inspects building construction, manufactured buildings, and plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment and systems, and supervises plan review and inspections of residential property to ensure conformance to  building codes, plans and standards.

Issues building inspection reports.

Researches construction job histories, codes and regulations, maintains contact with contractors and builders regarding inspection requirements, and completes inspection write ups and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years supervisory experience inspecting commercial and residential properties for compliance with building codes and specifications

An equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions may be considered.

A chronological resume is required as part of the application process.  Without it, your application will not receive further consideration.

Special Job Requirements

International Code Council Certification

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 an Oral Board interview.   

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews to be held on September 1, 2022 
The City of Tucson uses Microsoft Office TEAMS for its virtual interviews.
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:      
  • 20% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 80% 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 email  your documentation when you are invited to the interview process 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 assessment process, please email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly.  Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.  All email inquiries should be directed to Pilar Jauregui  at

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.

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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.