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  • 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.

Hydrogeologist 1-3


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona

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

Posting Details:

Level 1: $60K - $65K
Level 2: $65K - $70K
Level 3: $70K - $80K

Grade: 21/22/23

Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of resumes 10-24-22)

Job Summary:

We are looking for a hydrogeologist to help drive our agency towards accomplishing our vision. This position will be directly responsible for assisting the Underground Storage Tank (UST) - Leak Prevention Unit review regulatory reports, participate in special projects within the UST Value Stream, coordinating with private consultants/facility owners/facility operators and developing/maintaining performance measures within the unit. You will also independently manage facilities through the regulatory process, while interacting with the public and contractors.

Job Duties:

Primary Duties include:
• Review of multiple types of regulatory reports
• Review of complex issues and facilities
• Participation in special projects within the UST Value Stream
• Analyzes environmental soil and groundwater data for decisions made in regulatory report review
• Maintain performance metrics
• Participate in meetings within the Agency and with external customers
• Mentoring lower level Hydrogeologists (if applicable)
• Proactively supports the Leak Prevention Unit and UST Value Stream 

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelors of science degree in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, environmental management/science/studies or sustainability
Level 1: 0-2 years’ experience
Level 2: 2-4 years’ experience (Master’s degree or Doctorate may substitute for 2 years of experience)
Level 3: 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree in related field can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate in related field can substitute for 4 years of experience)
• At level 3, Professional Geologist Certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration preferred
• Direct experience UST related projects at sites with complicated site conditions (fractured bedrock, clay formations, etc.)
• Experience with remedial investigations and feasibility studies
• Familiar with UST/Leaking UST rules and regulations preferred
• “Professional Geologist” certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction
• Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license required. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks. Must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training 


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.