Title 27, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 27-121 of the Arizona Revised Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:
A. The state mine inspector shall be a resident of this state at least two years before election, not under thirty years of age, and shall have been practically engaged in, and acquainted with, mines and mining in this state, and shall have had at least four years' experience in mining or experience in any industry under the jurisdiction of the state mine inspector, or both.
B. No person may be an inspector or deputy inspector while an employee, director or officer of a mining, milling or smelting company.
C. The inspector, and each deputy, shall devote full time to official duties.
resident of Arizona for at least two years.
at least 30 years old.
at least four years' experience in mining and/or experience an industry under the jurisdiction of the state mine inspector.
not an employee, director or officer of a mining, milling or smelting company.
must work full-time for official duties. (2)
* Source - Arizona State Legislature, "Revised Statutes: Title 27 - Minerals, Oil and Gas," accessed July 24, 2013