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Environmental Technician 1

  • 508436
  • 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 Technician 1 

Job Location:

Address:  400 W. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701

Posting Details:

Salary:  $35K-$40K

Grade: 17

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Job Summary:

As an Environmental Technician, this position performs field inspections to monitor emission testing of the state’s centralized test station’s equipment, inspectors and fleet program. We will rely on you to monitor and instruct state station and fleet program personnel on compliance when performing emission testing on light duty, heavy duty, and diesel vehicles.

Job Duties:
  • Works approximately 50% in the field conducting hands-on inspections with our commercial/government fleet program, and our centralized vehicle emission testing stations within Pima & Maricopa Counties.
  • Conduct field audits on new/existing fleet inspectors, verifying calibration of gas analyzers & diesel opacity equipment, completion of all required service logs, field sheets, and documentation in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
  • Conduct daily updates to the internal fleet databases, call and schedule fleet and state station inspections, update visual tracking flow board, and update ADEQ SOP’s.
  • Data verification of equipment, inspectors, and site audit reports to determine compliance by the commercial/government fleet end user.
  • Proficient in leveraging technology such as a laptop, cell phone, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google products in order to create work efficiencies.
  • Documentation and completion of: electronic field sheets, site logs, instrument logs, vehicle logs, and travel logs
  • Responds to customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Performs or leads projects and problem-solving activities under direction of a unit lead or manager.
Selective Preference(s):
  • An Associate’s degree plus 0-3 years of experience for level 1 or Bachelor’s degree or higher with no prior experience.
  • A degree in automotive technology, (ASE certification) or mechanical engineering
  • A Driver's license - Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license is required
  • The ability to operate, maintain and calibrate environmental monitoring equipment at an advanced level; collect representative environmental samples according to standard operating procedures; follow guidance documents.

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.