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  • 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 2-3 - Project Coordinator

Improvement Planning Section


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:


Level 2: $50K-$55K

Level 3: $60K - $65K

Grade: 21/22

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:

As an Environmental Science Specialist, you will serve as the project coordinator to manage research, design, planning, or engineering activities in the support of revisions to Arizona’s State Implementation Plans under the Federal Clean Air Act. The individual in this role engages in developing, planning, leading, executing, and sustaining projects to reduce air quality in Arizona for criteria air pollutants. You will be using structured Project Management knowledge and skills to get work done through others, by leading projects and problem solving events, to achieve the outcome of improving air quality in Arizona.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Ability to understand and interpret environmental rules and statutes; balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines; synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly; develop and write technical documentation; and to summarize completed tasks and recommendations to senior staff through reports.
• Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, environmental engineering and technology principles and practices, chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo in the environment, Agency policies and processes.
• Knowledge of project and program management and coordination processes and tools. Professional (PMP) certification or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificate preferred, but not required.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/resource management, chemical/environmental engineering, atmospheric chemistry/science, meteorology or urban planning
• Level 2: 2 years’ experience
• Level 3: 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate can substitute for 4 years of experience).  Professional in Training certification through the IPEP or equivalent organization required, or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire.


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

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.