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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SPECIALIST

  • 513630
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • VARIOUS-STATEWIDE
  • DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
  • Full-time

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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 Science Specialist 1 or 2
Surface Water Inspector

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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:

Salary:  
Level 1: $45K - $50K
Level 2: $50K - $60K

Grade: 20/21

Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of resumes 11-29-22)

Job Summary:

This position will provide technical assistance to industrial and municipal facilities, responsible parties and individuals to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. You will investigate environmental problem areas, conduct environmental inspections, and respond to environmental complaints. In addition, you will analyze environmental data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance and interpret correlations between data, human activities and environmental effects. Eighty percent of the work will involve assessing permit compliance through inspections, issuing reports and requesting compliance documentation, and participating in problem solving.

In addition to the duties of an Inspector, as an Environmental Science Specialist, you will conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of 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 may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurement or observations of air, soil, water, and other sources. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, environmental sciences and research, sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, environmental research, investigation techniques and statistical analysis, Agency policies and processes
• 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

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, environmental management/science or sustainability
• Level 1: Requires 0-2 years’ experience
• Level 2: Requires 2 years’ experience  

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

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.

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.