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AZ 811 Investigator

  • 503067
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 28 2021 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is one of the most unique state agencies in Arizona and one of only 13 public utility commissions in the country where commissioners are elected. Established by the Arizona Constitution, the ACC is a medium-sized agency with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Our mission is diverse—spanning utility rate making; securities registration and enforcement; rail and pipeline safety; and corporate business filings—and we boast an average employment tenure of nearly 10 years. Learn more by visiting www.azcc.gov.


Job Location:

Address:  1300 W Washington, Phoenix AZ

Posting Details:

Hiring Rate: $24.00 / hr

Grade: 21

Closing Date:  November 28, 2021

Job Summary:

The Pipeline Safety Section enforces federal and state regulations and provides guidance to pipeline operators, excavators and utility owners. This 811 Inspector's primary duty is to monitor excavation activities in Arizona and provide information and training to excavators and utility owners to prevent damages, personal injuries and deaths associated with underground facilities. This is a unique position, funded annually by a State Damage Prevention grant.

Job Duties:

You will conduct field inspections and investigate construction sites of all types of underground facilities to confirm compliance with all applicable damage prevention Federal and State regulation requirements. Responsibilities include gathering evidence to pursue and levy fines to any facility owner and/or excavator who violates the Underground Facilities Law. If hired, you must complete the in-house Underground Facilities Law training within the first 3 months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

-Skills in engineering and utility design or pipeline / underground utility operations, maintenance, construction or management of natural gas, LPG, LNG or petroleum pipeline systems operations;
-Knowledgeable of the principles of civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical and chemical engineering as applied to the design, development, construction, and maintenance of pipeline systems
-Knowledge of safety practices;
-Knowledge of utilities regulation and/or public utility operation;
-Public relations awareness;
-Effective time and work management skills;
-Effective oral and written communication skills, including writing technical reports;
-Skilled in the use of personal computer applications, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook e-mail;
-Ability to interpret and analyze a wide range of highly technical engineering data, standards and codes;
-Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with subordinate personnel, other governmental agencies, contractors, consultants and the public; and
-Valid Arizona driver’s license with clean motor vehicle record (a state vehicle is provided).

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background/reference check and confirmation of any degrees/certifications, and a 39-month Motor Vehicle Record check. 
A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates. Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.


- Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous paid vacation and sick leave programs
- Career and personal development support; multiple training and education opportunities and resources; qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer
- Interesting, challenging work in a public sector environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state
- We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency and a recognized Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer.

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


This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email HumanResources@azcc.gov 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.