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  • 506578
  • 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.

Environmental Engineer 2/3


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:


Level 2: $65K - $70K

Level 3: $75K - $80K

Grade: 25/26

Closing Date:  Open until filled 

This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual office arrangement).

Job Summary:

The Environmental Engineering Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating
environmental permit applications, reports, facility designs, plans and cost estimates in accordance with Arizona Rules and Statutory Regulations. This position will perform engineering duties in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines in order to protect Groundwater and Reclaim Water in the State of Arizona. This position will have experience in the field of engineering as it relates to permitting of wastewater treatment facilities and mines.

Job Duties:

Primary Responsibilities:
● Review and approve environmental permit applications within the Aquifer Protection Permit
Program including design reports, construction plans, analytical data and cost estimates.
● Provide technical assistance to the regulated community, staff, and the public in regards to
operations and maintenance of waste water treatment technologies and mining.
● Perform engineering calculations for effluent flow, pressure, velocity, storage capacity, etc.
● Knowledge of industry leading Best Available Demonstrated Control Technologies (BADCT).
● Develop environmental guidance documents, policies and outreach material.
● Utilize Lean concepts to drive ongoing continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of environmental engineering standards and practices
● Ability to review and evaluate the Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code
to ensure that permit applications meet legal requirements.
● Ability to problem solve with an attention to detail
● Ability to develop and write technical documentation
● Excellent verbal and written communication

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, along with two (2) years of
● Level 2: Requires 2 years’ experience, Engineering in Training preferred
● Level 3: Requires 5 years’ experience, Engineering in Training required
● Level 2: Masters’ degree may substitute for 2 years of experience; Level 3: Masters’ degree
may substitute for 2 years’ experience, Doctorate 4 years’ experience)


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 Lifetime 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.