Tucson Fire Department

Recruitment #1802-6474-003


The Tucson Fire Department is seeking a motivated, dependable and highly experienced professional to serve as Fire Code Administrator for the department. This professional will be responsible for administering and managing the activities and personnel of the New Construction section of the Fire Prevention division and provides technical expertise in the administration of projects and fire codes. This professional may also perform job duties of the Fire Code Official or Fire Marshal. Be part of a team that serves with integrity, professionalism and strives for excellence in all we do. Tucson Fire is a metro size department and progressive organization committed to our core values and driven by our vital mission, which is to protect the lives and property of our citizens.

Recently, Tucson Fire was awarded in ISO Class 1 rating. For information on this award, click ISO Class 1 Rating and for information on the department, click Tucson Fire Department.

Essential Functions

Organizes and directs daily operations of a division by performing administrative duties, technical advice to contractors, architects, and engineers while conducting system plans review, monitoring code information, and site inspections for new construction projects.  

Formulates and implements division strategic plans and work activities to coordinate and synchronize with department directions and goals. Implements and evaluates department policies, projects, and programs.  

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction, and management of all functions and resources of the division to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.    

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.  

Assists with implementing the department vision through division activities and leads the division for maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other human resources actions.  

Develops code enforcement projects, directs, and monitors project schedules and budgets, reviews, approves and interprets plans and specifications, assesses procedures and documentation, and directs and advises inspectors.  

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department. Maintains professional knowledge through such means as attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.  

Ensures that division operations conform to local, state and federal governmental regulations, other applicable rules, and requirements.  

Directly supervise members of the New Construction Unit.  

Serves as technical and subject matter expert regarding Fire codes; attends hearings; serves as member of committees which may include Fire Code Review Committee.  

Assist and support the Department's Fire Marshal and may perform Fire Code Official or Fire Marshal duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years experience in the administration of building and/or fire codes.  At least 4 of 5 required years in a Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least one (1) full-time FTE.

An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position will be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Registered as a Professional Engineer, International Code Council (ICC) Certified Building Official, or International Code Council Certified Fire Marshal.

Current in understanding the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and other pertinent nationally recognized standards and practices.

This position requires passing a criminal background check, Motor Vehicle History Report,  and required pre-employment testing. Reference checks will also be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing the above requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in Engineering or related field

Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills

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.   

Oral Board Interviews will be held March 29, 2018.

An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as 10% of your rating for Education and Experience as outlined in the application supplemental questions, and 90% of your rating for the Oral Board Interview.

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 may email or upload your documentation. The DD 214's must be the member 4 copy which indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call 520-837-7008 at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

All email inquiries should be directed to the individuals listed below:

JoAnn Acosta, HR Manager,

Cynthia Serrano, HR Analyst,

Antigone Ibrahim, HR Technician,

Bulletin Footer

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.