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  • 504958
  • 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.

Hydrogeologist 1-3


Job Location:

Address: Remote in Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Details:


Level 1: $50K - $55K

Level 2: $60K-$65K

Level 3: $70K-$75K

Grade: 21/22/23

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary:

We are looking for a hydrogeologist to help drive our agency towards accomplishing our vision. This position will be directly responsible for assisting the Leaking UST Site and Investigation unit manager develop strategic plans, evaluate and update conceptual site models, recommend strategies for accelerating site cleanups, coordinating with contractors and developing and maintaining performance measure for remedy, and contaminated sites closure. You will also and independently facilitate complex scopes of work for multiple sites, while interacting with the public and contractors.

Job Duties:

Primary Duties include:
● Management of support contractors
● Review of complex issues and facilities
● Review of facility permit applications and modifications
● Participation in site visits, data collection, inspections and investigations regarding environmental impacts from landfills
● Analyzes environmental groundwater concentration data for basic trends
● Analyzes hydrogeologic date to understand contaminant transport characteristics
● Mentoring entry level I and II Hydrogeologists

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

● Knowledge of environmental restoration, remedial investigations and the CERCLA process; wide range of knowledge with various contaminant constituents including fuels and VOCs; knowledge of landfills, groundwater plumes, operations and maintenance, munitions contamination and vapor intrusion; principles of ground and surface water flow; principles of fate and transport of chemicals in ground and surface water; State and Federal environmental regulations; environmental sciences and research
● 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):

● Bachelors of science degree in hydrogeology, hydrology, geology, environmental management/science/studies or sustainability

● Level 1: 0-2 years' experience

● Level 2: 2-4 years’ experience (Master’s degree or Doctorate may substitute for 2 years of experience)
● Level 3: 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree in related field can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate in related field can substitute for 4 years of experience)
● At level 3, Professional Geologist Certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration preferred
● Direct experience managing remediation projects using multiple remediation technologies at sites with complicated site conditions (fractured bedrock, clay formations, etc.)
● Experience with risk-based closures and risk assessments
● Familiar with UST and Leaking UST rules and regulations preferred
● OSHA 40-hour Hazwoper preferred
● “Professional Geologist” certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction
● Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license required. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks. Must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training


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 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.