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  • 510414
  • 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.


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Closing Date: Open until filled

The position may be available for remote work within Arizona (1-2 days per week in the office/hoteling) 

Job Summary:

The Hydrogeologist will be in our Source Water Protection Unit and be responsible for the safeguarding of surface and ground water for current and future drinking water needs for Public Water Systems (PWSs) throughout Arizona. This position is responsible for researching impacts to drinking water quality; reviewing and interpreting hydrogeological and water chemistry data; investigating sources of pollution and identifying partners and projects to improve drinking water quality. The successful candidate will collect drinking water samples, review and develop technical reports, collaborate with internal and external partners on complex projects, and participate in priority setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and state regulations
Public Water Systems
LEAN management/ Arizona Management System (results-driven management system focusing on customer service, transparency and accountability and continuous improvement)


Self-motivated with the ability to complete tasks without direct supervision
Balance, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks
Strong customer service skills
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Professionally represent ADEQ to the community and other state agencies
Develop and write technical documentation
Conduct training events
Utilize computer applications and programs in performance of daily tasks
Problem solve and attention to detail

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, geological engineering or water resources
• Level 1: 0-1years’
• Level 2: 2-4 years’ experience (Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience)
• Level 3: 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate for 4 years of experience)
• Geologist-in-Training or Registered Geologist registration or ability to obtain registration after employment


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 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.