As an Environmental Science Specialist, you will conduct research and perform inspections in the Hazardous Waste Unit for the purpose of ensuring compliance with appropriate rules and regulations; you will be identifying, abating or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, you will collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend actions based on data derived from field observations, inspections of facilities, file reviews, or measurement/observations of air, soil or water and other sources.
• Ability to understand and apply environmental rules and statutes; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks; to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports; excellent verbal and written communication
• Ability to develop strong relationships with hazardous waste generators, property owners, concerned citizens, governmental agencies and the public
• Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations pertaining to hazardous waste, environmental sciences and research, AZ sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, investigation techniques and statistical analysis
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental management/science/studies, geology, earth sciences, law or sustainability
• Level 1: Requires 0-2 years’ experience
• Level 2: Requires 2 years’ experience
• Driver's license - Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license is required
• HAZMAT/HAZWOPER certification desired
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 Plan
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.