Civil Inspector I (Critical Position) – City of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ

THIS IS A CRITICAL POSITION. During the current health crisis, any job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job. You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Civil Inspector I perform entry level technical and skilled site development, and on-site and off-site civil inspections in the field for public works and residential projects. Compliance is ordered when violations are discovered. Difficult problems may be referred to a supervisor, but employees work independently in the field and are responsible for making decisions requiring technical discretion, sound judgment, and familiarity with a variety of codes, ordinances, and construction methods or problems. Employees in this classification report to a Civil Inspection Field Supervisor, Civil Engineer, or similar supervisor, who provides supervision and training designed to prepare incumbents for promotion to Civil Inspector II.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.


$22.28 (minimum) – $32.73 (maximum) hourly / $46,342- $68,078 annually.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: Unit 3 Benefits


  • Three years construction experience working at a skilled journey level in public works, site development, or related building trades OR relevant certification by a model code agency as an inspector or plan reviewer
  • Ability to complete 12 month on the job training program
  • The City job description can be found here
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.


Recruitment closes September 28, 2020. All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on this date.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Civil Inspector I, JC: 60260, ID# 37138, 09/27/20, 6 mos, CP, Benefits: 3

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