At 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.
As an Associate Environmental Engineer in our Groundwater Protection and Reuse Value Stream, you will conduct site visits, and provide technical and operational assistance as needed to both on-site wastewater treatment facilities as well as high volume wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). You will also be responsible for training and mentoring junior inspectors on WWTP inspections as well as represent the Groundwater Value Stream in the WWTP Operator Certification Program. Additional requirements will include the review of complex engineering and design plans to support permitting requirements that may also include the design of onsite WW systems. Technical expertise in waste water treatment engineering, design and operation will be critical for the selected candidate in addition to customer service and mentorship of internal staff.
• Conduct site visits and problem solve compliance issues at WWTPs
• Provide Technical Assistance to Operators
• Review of Best Available Demonstrated Control Technologies (BADCT) to ensure that designs are protective of Groundwater and Reuse applications
• Provide guidance to staff and customers on problems identified in technical reviews
• Perform environmental calculations based on provided methodologies and engineering disciplines
• Assist in preparing environmental guidance documents and mentorship of staff
• Prepare Engineering memos and other forms of technical writing for permits
• Proficient in the interpretation of the Arizona Administrative Code and relevant Arizona Revised Statutes relating to the Aquifer Protection Program
• Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of civil or environmental engineering; State and Federal environmental regulations; Agency policies and processes and state and federal regulations regarding administration of Agency decisions
• Strong customer service skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail
• Ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines; to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly; to understand and interpret environmental rules and statutes to determine whether permit applications or plans and reports meet the requirements or request legal interpretation for standard issues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks
• Grade 4 Operator Certification(s) preferred in Treatment & Collection Systems
• 5 Years of experience operating wastewater treatment facilities
• An ability to perform at a high level independently and on teams with little guidance and supervision
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus in one or more of the following; Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering, other relevant field. Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience and Doctorate may substitute for 4 years of experience
• Associate Engineer position requires a Professional Engineer certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
• If a candidate is considered as a level 3, an ‘Engineer in-Training’ or ‘Fundamentals in Engineering’ certification is required through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or equivalent organization in reciprocal jurisdiction. Or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
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 Benefits
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.