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FEDERAL STATE LICG SURVEYOR (Environmental Laboratory)

  • 510299
  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Federal State Licensing Surveyor

Division of Preparedness/Public Health Laboratory 

Job Location:

Address: 150 N 18th Ave.

                        Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary:  $52,134.78

Grade: 21

*** Hiring Incentive Offered for this Position: Bachelor's Degree $1,000. BS/Masters $2,500 ****

*****$1000 Referral Incentive and $5000 Hiring Incentive****

Job Summary:

Issues licenses to environmental laboratories engaged in compliance testing and prescribe rules providing for minimum standards of proficiency, methodology, quality assurance, operation, and safety. The compliance samples being monitored are subject to regulation pursuant to:
• Title 49 or rules adopted by the Department of Environmental Quality.
• Federal environmental statutes or regulations administered or enforced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency relating to the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, and Clean Water Act.
• Bottled water and ice as enforced by ADHS and the federal FDA.
Conducts initial and annual inspections of laboratories to determine compliance with the Statutes or Rules. May investigate the operation of a licensed laboratory upon receiving a complaint or of an unlicensed laboratory performing compliance testing. This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel (in and out of state) when necessary

Job Duties:

• Travel and perform on-site laboratory evaluations.
• Consult with laboratory personnel (in person and by telephone.
• Write laboratory evaluation reports and laboratory response reports.
• Investigate complaints, and evaluate materials submitted by laboratories in applications.
• Technical review of secretarial work, participate in formulating regulations and do. administrative paperwork.
• Participate in staff and Advisory Committee meetings, and pre-on-site evaluation workups.
• Confer with Program Manager.
• Evaluate Performance Evaluation sample results.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Federal Regulations (FDA/EPA), Arizona Revised Statutes, and ADHS Rules pertaining to environmental laboratory licensing, quality and methodologies.
• A good understanding of laboratory management concepts and operational concepts.
• Safety precautions to be used when working with infectious agents and hazardous materials and potentially hazardous laboratory settings.
• Experience in performing various laboratory tests, operating laboratory instrumentation, and preparing and interpreting performance evaluation audit samples.
• Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
• Oral and written communication.
• Analytical, interpersonal, listening, organizational, leadership, evaluation, research, and statistical skills.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Participate in providing feedback or information at environmental training seminars and workshops. Able to see the whole picture and not center on minor details.
• Analyze analytical data, reporting, and evaluation of analyst qualifications in providing compliance data.
• Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related degree required and a minimum of 4 years of laboratory experience. One year of on-the-job training as a laboratory certification consultant under the supervision of the Program Manager.
• Attendance of relevant environmental testing & reporting, training courses, workshops, & seminars. Work experience with Mass Spectroscopy and Quality Assurance in environmental laboratories.

*** Hiring Incentive Offered for this Position: Bachelor's Degree $1,000. BS/Masters $2,500 ****

*****$1000 Referral Incentive and $5000 Hiring Incentive****

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Driving is required for State Business.
• Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
• EPA Drinking Water Certification in either Chemistry and/or Microbiology.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.