As our Emergency Response Specialist, you will coordinate efforts and resources within the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to respond to and investigate hazardous materials/pollutant events or actual and potential threats. The unit works to minimize injuries, deaths, property damage and threats to the environment from chemical spills, fires, explosions and other pollutant releases. The ERU is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that all environmental emergencies are promptly addressed.
• Conducts complex field investigations to assess and evaluate hazards
• Provides technical advice and assistance to other local, state, and federal agencies regarding the environmental damage resulting from hazardous materials spills (e.g. ADOT, DPS, City of Phoenix Fire Dept., US Forest Service)
• Responds to hazardous materials emergencies
• Plans, implements, and monitors clean-up and disposal activities
• Conducts surveys and scientific studies to assess damage and evaluate adequacy of clean-up activities.
• Performs a broad range of response, assessment, and monitoring duties and responds to the most complex emergencies, involving significant geographical areas and/or the most hazardous and complex materials
• Writes detailed reports based upon research, analysis, and evaluation of data
Provides training on Hazardous Material Emergency Response and Hazardous Waste Operations
• Determines appropriate monitoring and sampling strategies based on the incident type
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
ARSR Lifetime Benefit
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.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.