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Environmental Engineering Specialist 1-3

  • 514982
  • 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 Engineering Specialist 1-3


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:


Level One: $60-$65

Level Two: $65-$75

Level Three: $80-$85

Grade: 24,25, 26

Closing Date: Open until filled

This position may be eligible for remote work within Arizona (1-2 days per week in office/hoteling)   

Job Summary:

Drafting air quality permits which includes drafting conditions that are enforceable and assure compliance with state and federal air pollution laws and regulations. Review and processing of detailed technical reports received from the regulated community. 

Job Duties:

• Review and evaluate environmental permit applications, reports, facility designs, plans, and cost estimates.
• Develop permits, action plans, and recommendations based on the review and evaluation of applicable environmental regulations.
• Participate in site visits, data collection, inspections, and investigations regarding environmental topics.
• Review technical/program documents and applications.
• Perform environmental calculations based on provided methodologies.
• Provide technical assistance to the regulated community, staff, and the public pertaining to environmental impact and regulation.
• Assist in preparing environmental guidance documents.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• State and Federal environmental regulations pertaining to air quality.
• Environmental or Chemical engineering and technology principles and practices.
• Knowledge or ability to learn Agency policies, including those at the state and federal levels.
• Mathematical computation of emission estimates through the use of Excel.
• Atmospheric chemical transformations, including the science and chemistry surrounding pollution reduction techniques.

Skill/Ability to:
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.
• Ability to develop and write technical documentation.
• Ability 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 complex issues.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
• Problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines.
• Ability to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly.
• Ability to summarize completed tasks and recommendations to senior staff through reports.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental or chemical engineering, industrial or mechanical engineering
• No experience needed for level 1
• 2 years’ experience for level 2 (Master’s or Doctorate degree may substitute for 2 years of experience)
• 5 years’ experience for level 3 (Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate can substitute for 4 years of experience)
• Engineer in Training/Fundamentals in Engineering certification required for Level 3 through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or equivalent organization in reciprocal jurisdiction.
• Ability to understand and interpret environmental rules and statutes; balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines; synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly; develop and write technical documentation; and summarize completed tasks and recommendations to senior staff through reports.
• Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, environmental engineering and technology principles and practices, chemical composition, structure and properties of substances, and the chemical processes and transformations they undergo in the environment, Agency policies, and processes.
• Driver’s license – Possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license is required


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

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.