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Business Analyst

  • 509555
  • Full-time


We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are currently looking for employees who are committed to our Agency, passionate to excel in their career and engaged in our mission. Only this caliber of employee will be successful in driving our Agency towards accomplishing our vision.

Business Analyst 

Water Quality Division


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000-$75,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Open until filled 

This position is available for remote (virtual office) or telework on a full-time basis within Arizona 

Job Summary:

The Business Analyst will be responsible for performing data audits, mining data submitted by permittees or entered by staff, and evaluating trends that suggest opportunities for investigation and outreach, or process renewal. In the immediate future, the role will be focused on identifying primary causes of facility exceedances, analyzing historical data, and collaborating in small teams to track and report process improvements to leadership. Additionally, the successful candidate will serve as a liaison to the information technology team to build solutions consistent with electronic reporting requirements. As an ongoing project, the position will support value-stream specific Trello automation and queries, Survey 123 application and inspection planning tools, fee rule updates, and billing data.

The successful candidate will be proficient in mining all data sources and will have a passion for continuous improvement with an eye toward pulling AZURITE data for management decisions, critically searching for procedural and operational defects, suggesting improvements to essential metric reports, creating stories/code that supports smarter live versions of spreadsheets, and show with confidence that inspection and permit metrics are recorded and reported completely and accurately, on time.  This is a flexible position with the option to either telework or work virtually within Arizona.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Considerable knowledge of programming, data architecture and DBMS using MS Access, SQL and Visual Basic, and Excel.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Management and Policy, Data Analysis, or Computer Science, along with five (5) years of experience. Master’s or Doctorate’s degree may substitute for 2 or 4 years of experience, respectively.
• Familiarity with Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and computer science background.
• Strong skills in customer service, mathematics and arithmetic.
• Basic analytical skills to evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, consolidate details and extract to functional requirements.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

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


ASRS Pension Benefits

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.