At 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.
As an Environmental Science Specialist, y you will assist water systems in the state of Arizona with the protection of public health by working with them to accept and review data for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on water quality data derived from measurement or observations of drinking water system operations. This position will specifically review and analyze drinking water quality data using tools developed for data analysis, work with laboratories and water systems to promote the use of the Compliance Monitoring Data Portal (CMDP), work with the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) to upload data to the EPA.
Do you think you have the combination of commitment, passion, and talent to help drive this Agency to realizing our vision? If so, apply today. To learn more about us, our organizational habits known as the ADEQ Way, our culture, and other positions we have open, visit us at DEQ/careers
• 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.
• 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.
• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Management, Chemistry, Biology, Information Technology, Hydrology, Geology or Sustainability.
• Level 5: Requires 12 years’ experience and the same certification requirement as for Level 4.
• Level 4: Required 8 years’ experience and a Qualified Environmental Professional Certificate through IPEP, Project Management Professional or Professional Geologist certification through the AZ State Board of Technical Registration. Other certifications may be appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
• Level 3-5, a Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience, a Doctorate for 4 years of experience
• Level 3: Requires 5 years’ experience and an Environmental Professional-in-Training, Certified Associate in Project Management or Geologist-in-training certification through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (ipep.org) or equivalent organization.
• 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 Benefits
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.