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  • 504618
  • 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.



Job Location:

Address:  Eligible for remote work (in State of AZ only)

Posting Details:

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

We are looking for an Environmental Program Project Specialist to help drive our agency towards accomplishing our vision. We need our Specialists to be versatile, forward thinking problem solvers, and have a passion and drive to improve processes using lean skills and techniques.
As a member of a creative, motivated and talented team, you are responsible for reviewing and approving technical documents within the Groundwater Protection & Water Reuse Value Stream related to the Pesticides Program, Aquifer Protection Permitting, and Compliance Assistance.

Job Duties:

Primary Duties include:
• Review and approve pesticide products and active ingredient application(s)
• Maintaining the Groundwater Protection List (GWPL)
• Maintaining ADEQ’s Active Ingredients List
• Coordination and Implementation of the Pesticides Groundwater Monitoring Program
• Preparing Annual Reports per ARS 49-303(C)
• Project Management of tasks as assigned within the Program
• Interpersonal Skills to ensure effective and clear communication to customers, staff, and other State and Federal Agencies
• Utilize Lean concepts to drive ongoing continuous improvement
• Ability to coordinate and implement enhancements to legal frameworks impacting the Program

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Agency policies and processes, interpret State and Federal environmental regulations, environmental sciences and research, AZ sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, environmental research, investigation techniques and statistical analysis
• Ability to understand and apply environmental rules and statues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks; to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports; and to summarize completed tasks and/or monitoring data orally and in written communication
• Experience in project management, MS Office (Word and Excel), customer service/outreach and aptitude for problem solving desired.
• Strong organizational skills, self-starter, and ability to schedule, conduct and manage multiple projects at the same time.
• Strong written and verbal communication including technical report writing.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, environmental engineering/sciences/management, chemistry, law or sustainability
• Level 1: 0-2 years' experience
• Level 2: 2-4 years’ experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:



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



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.