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Environmental Scientist Specialist 1-2

  • 514072
  • 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 Scientist Specialist 1-2

Ambient Monitoring Program 

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Posting Details:


Level 1 $45K-$50K

Level 2 $50K-$60K

Grade: 20, 21

Closing Date: Open until filled

This position maybe available for remote work within Arizona (2 days per week in office/hoteling).

Job Summary:

The Environmental Scientist 1-2 will collect data, provide technical support, draft technical reports, work with Senior level staff and manage spreadsheets to benefit outcomes of the Ambient Monitoring and Pesticides Program. The role will also involve Individual Permitting Work with our Aquifer Protection Program as needed in industries such as Mining and Wastewater.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Strong organizational skills and ability to schedule, conduct and manage multiple projects at the same time
• 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
• Knowledge of 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, Agency policies and processes,
• Skills in Field Experience conducting sampling according to Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAPs), Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) and filling out Chains of Custody
• Passion for protecting human health and the environment
• Ability to travel and conduct work in the field, including inclement weather

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, hydrology, geology, environmental engineering/sciences/management, chemistry, law or sustainability
• Level 1: 0-1 year experience
• Level 2: 2 years + experience
• Master’s Degree may be a substitute for 2 years of experience


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 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.