Code Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector

City of Sierra Vista, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ
Definition & Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

Performs building and property maintenance inspections for compliance with applicable codes. Participates in permitting operations, monitors code compliance cases to assure compliance with notifications and timelines, and responds to complaints that initiate compliance investigations. FLSA status: Non-Exempt.

Essential functions included in the job description may include tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.


* Performs building and construction reviews and inspections of varying complexity, including those involving residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

* Serves as the City's Code Enforcement Officer. Coordinates the City's response or directly responds to and investigate citizen complaints concerning alleged or potential code violations. Conducts field investigations, gathers and analyses information, makes findings, takes appropriate action.

* Meets with business owners, developers, and residents to review and explain code requirements, violations or potential violations.

* Inspects dangerous structures subject to condemnation for fire and life safety requirements. Inspects damaged or deteriorating buildings to determine needed repairs. Investigates alleged violations of building and zoning ordinances.

* Researches, organizes, and maintains documentation on code violations, including remedial actions. Prepares cases for filing or submission for prosecution. Testifies in court on behalf of the City. Maintains a variety of logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities; writes and distributes correspondence and reports.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

Knowledges, Skills & Other Characteristics:Knowledge of:

Standard building, plumbing, electrical, and structural building codes, including ADA accessibility requirements.

City building and zoning codes.

The City's general plan.

The practices and techniques of conducting and documenting building inspections.

Skill in:

Using office equipment, including personal computer.

Working in an environment subject to interruptions, changing priorities, and high volume.

Scheduling and conducting building inspections on complex residential and commercial buildings.

Interpreting City and International Building Codes.

Interpreting and investigating complaints and enforcing building codes and ordinances.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with builders, contractors, developers, City staff, and the public.

Communicating effectively, orally and in writing.


High school diploma or equivalent required. Four (4) years of experience in building trades or three (3) years current municipal experience in building trade codes, processes, and procedures required. Commercial inspections and plan review experience desirable. International Code Council IBC certificate highly desirable or must be obtained within one (1) year of hire date.

Arizona Driver's License eligible.