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ENVMTL SCIENCE/SPCT 3

  • 504045
  • PHOENIX
  • VARIOUS-STATEWIDE
  • DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
  • Full-time

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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 2-4 - Solid Waste Inspector

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary:  

Level 2: $45K-$55K

Level 3: $55K-$65K

Level 4: $70K-$75K

Grade: 21/22/24

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary:

We have an immediate opening for an Environmental Science Specialist. In this role, you will review information and conduct on-site inspections for the purpose of assessing compliance with Arizona environmental statutes and rules, as well as permits issued by ADEQ. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines you may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data and information derived from the inspections.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge/experience with risk, facilities or field project management, and environmental compliance
• OSHA Hazmat certification (recommended)
• Strong customer skills
• Knowledge of solid waste, compliance and enforcement strategies, 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 develop strong relationships with Solid waste facilities, property owners, concerned citizens, governmental agencies and the public
• Ability 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; excellent written verbal/written communications, problem solving, strong meeting facilitation skills

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental/chemical/industrial/mechanical engineering, environmental science, hydrology or chemistry
• Level 2: Requires 2 years’ experience
• Level 3: Requires 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate may substitute for 4 years of experience) and a professional registration (EPI, QEP, CHMM)
• Level 4: Requires 8 years’ experience (Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate may substitute for 4 years of experience) and a professional registration (EPI, QEP, CHMM)

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

ASRS Lifetime Retirement 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.

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.