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Environmental Scientist Specialist 2

  • 508964
  • 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 2

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $50K-$55K

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open until filled

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

Job Summary:

The Air Quality State Implementation Plan ESS 2 position is responsible for drafting State Implementation Plans (SIPs), including pollutant-specific nonattainment area, infrastructure, and rule-based plans, as well as other regulatory required reports, to be submitted to the U.S. EPA.

Job Duties:

• Develop SIPs using accurate air quality data, control analysis methodologies, and technical modeling demonstrations.
• Conduct complex policy analyses referring to case law, other states' air quality regulations, and EPA guidance to develop and write state regulations for the control of air pollution.
• Coordinate and host public meetings, hearings, and presentations for the regulated community and general public with the objective of achieving measurable pollution reduction.
• Collaborate with other Air Quality Sections, including air quality data assessment and monitoring team, permits, and compliance, to ensure SIPs contain accurate data, applicable regulations, and compliance methodologies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• 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

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in law, environmental/civil/chemical engineering, Environmental science/resource management/studies, sustainability or earth science
• Level 2 - Requires 2 years’ experience. Professional “in-training” Certification preferred if available through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction.


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 Benefit

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.