Recruitment #2209-2570-001


Be part of a team that serves with integrity, professionalism, and strives for excellence in all we do! 
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 and navigating in rough terrain conditions. Also, this position may require working on-call, after hours, weekends, and holidays as needed.

**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, and are hired on or before September 24, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will need to  submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption and/or accommodation from your representative.**

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 a Written Exam and a Panel Board Interview.

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

Hiring interviews may be conducted.

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 Demetria Lopez @ 520-837-6359 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation. 


You are highly encouraged to print and save this bulletin as a PDF, because it contains important testing dates and information that you will need to refer to later, as it will not be available after the closing date.

CONTACTS:  Communication 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 the individuals listed below:

Demetria Z. Lopez (520) 837-6359 or email:
Veronica Haro (520) 837-5015 or email:

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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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.