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  • 511053
  • 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 Science Specialist 2/3 

Compliance Officer


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85042

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

Posting Details:

Level 2: $50K - $60K
Level 3: $65K - $70K 

Grade: 21/22

Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of resumes on 8/29/22)

Job Summary:

This position is for a Groundwater Program (GWP) Compliance Officer. The position will be responsible for supporting GWP inspectors with compliance and enforcement at regulated GWP sites in Arizona, provide compliance assistance in the field or from the office on GWP rules and improve compliance throughout the state of Arizona, reduce the number of open compliance cases by working with GWP inspectors and facility owners and operators, and reducing AQL/DLs through outreach and compliance assistance, drafting compliance documentation, responding to customer concerns, active problem solving and strong stakeholder collaboration.

As an Environmental Science Specialist, you will be responsible for conducting compliance assistance activities for the GWP unit, including reviewing pre-inspection compliance documentation, conducting outreach to the owners/operators, conducting compliance assistance site visits to new owners/operations and customers with open compliance conditions, review available information, use scientific principles, for the purpose of assessing compliance with Arizona statutes and rules, create compliance documentation and lead case/compliance management. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • In depth knowledge of Groundwater state and federal rules and statutes, and the ability to effectively communicate requirements and standards to customers of all experience and knowledge levels
  •  Knowledge of Agency policies and processes, 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; strong meeting facilitation skills.
  •  Experience in project management, MS Office, customer service/outreach and aptitude for problem solving desired.
  •  Strong organizational skills and ability to schedule, conduct and manage multiple projects at the same time
Selective Preference(s):
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental/chemical engineering, environmental/earth science, environmental management/studies, and/or sustainability
  •  2 years’ experience for level 2, 5 years’ experience for level 3 (at level 3 Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate can substitute for 4 years of experience)
  • Experience in project management, MS Office, customer service/outreach and aptitude for problem solving desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to schedule, conduct and manage multiple projects at the same time

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.