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  • Full-time


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Job Location:



General Services Division (GSD) 

Planning & Construction Services/Building Inspection

1110 W. Washington, Suite 115

Phoenix, AZ  85007


Posting Details:

Salary: $46,932 - $75,000

Grade: 23

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Administration, General Services Division, is seeking an experienced State Building Inspector to make regular inspections of all projects and improvements to statewide owned buildings and facilities.

Job Duties:
  • Makes non-scheduled inspection reports on all types of building construction, materials and methods at all stages of construction 
  • Pursues a continual knowledge of all applicable building, life safety codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility
  • Makes annual inspections of all state-owned building and facilities for conditions, maintenance and utilization, and recommends to owner the steps necessary to improve life, safety, fire prevention and maintenance, if needed 
  • Prepares daily inspection reports for ongoing construction projects 
  • Accurately records job site events and conditions in writing 
  • Critiques daily inspection reports with immediate supervisor concerning any problem areas so immediate remedial action may be taken 
  • Attends and evaluates pre-bid and pre-construction meetings in connection with the particular contractual building program 
  • Drives on State business 
  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Construction practices, techniques and code compliance
  • Safety precautions on new construction jobs and existing occupied buildings to avoid serious injuries or loss of life

Skill in:

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Computer literacy 
  • Methodical approach to inspections

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, handle possible confrontational situations, and conduct business in an appropriate professional manner 
  • Document job site conditions in a clear and detailed manner from project start to closeout 
  • Adapt quickly to changing conditions
Selective Preference(s):

Five years of experience as a construction foreman, journeyman, construction superintendent or building inspector.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Requires International Code Council Commercial Building Inspector certification or able to obtain certification within the first year of employment. 
  • Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. An acceptable driving record for the last 39 months is required including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. Note: A copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required at the time of your interview if an out of state driver’s license was held within the last 39 months.
    Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave 
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year 
  • Health and dental insurance 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance 
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).  
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at shelia.wiggins@azdoa.gov or 602-542-4769 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.