We have an immediate opening for an Environmental Technician 2 to join our Water Quality team. In this position, you will provide technical and administrative support to the value stream and staff.
• Manage and maintain the WQD laboratory for organization and safety
• Calibrate WQD sampling and analysis equipment
• Conduct water quality sampling and analysis in the field
• Collect water quality samples from staff to deliver to an external laboratory for analysis if needed
• Support collection of fish tissue in the field
• Ensure the WQD laboratory is kept stocked with necessary items for sampling and analysis
• Coordinate equipment lending with Citizen Science groups
• Manage database tracking deployment and maintenance of field equipment
• Enter water quality data into the ADEQ water quality database
• Inspect, maintain and collect data from equipment deployed in the field
• Provide assistance to other work groups within the unit as/if needed with research, data analysis, and other tasks.
• Provide assistance to added sampling sites for bioassessment and NRSA in coming years and prepare to add stream and lake nutrients work in the future
• Learn additional related surface water skills from senior scientists to expand the knowledge base for future work and new fields of study as the Value Stream expands into TMDLs and NPS work
• A degree in environmental technology/sciences/studies, geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, or related natural science area
• An Associate’s degree plus 1-3 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree or higher with 1-2 years’ experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• A Driver's license - Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license is required
• Prefer previous field sampling experience. Boat operation and trailering experience is also a plus
• Must be able to hike rough terrain in hot weather (up to 2-3 miles) to complete field sampling
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 Benefit
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.