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Hydrogeologist 2-3

  • 506734
  • 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 2-3


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:


Level 2: $60K-$65K

Level 3: $70K-$75K

Grade: 22/23

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:

We are looking for hydrogeologist to help drive our agency towards accomplishing our vision. This position will be directly responsible for assisting the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) and VRP manager develop strategic plans, evaluate and update conceptual site models, recommend strategies for accelerating site cleanups, evaluating complex site data, and developing and maintaining performance measures for tracking remedies, and contaminated site closures. Knowledge and skills with statistical trend analysis and statistical data evaluation is required. As a project manager and hydrogeologist you will independently facilitate complex scopes of work for multiple sites, while interacting with ADEQ management, Volunteers, and the public.

Job Duties:

Primary Duties include:
• Review of Volunteer work plans and technical reports for contaminant characterization and remediation
• Guide Volunteers toward appropriate remedial strategies
• Conceptual Site Model (CSM) development for complex issues and varied release sources
• Ability to quickly ascertain data gaps when reviewing technical reports and developing CSMs
• Occasional participation in site visits as necessary
• Some contractor management and cost tracking
• Proactively communicate with VRP Manager and Volunteers to ensure project schedules remain on track
• Analyzing environmental soil and groundwater concentration data for basic trends
• Analyzing hydrogeologic data to understand contaminant transport characteristics
• Mentoring entry level I and II Hydrogeologists
• Proactively drive projects toward completion

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Have good working knowledge and direct experience of statistical analytical techniques and data trend analyses
• Familiarity with ITRC and EPA guidance documents involving characterization and remediation technologies and best environmental practice
• Possess knowledge of wide range of various contaminant constituents including fuels, VOCs, pesticides and metals and their behavior in the subsurface
• Knowledge of principles of ground and surface water flow; principles of fate and transport of chemicals in groundwater and soil; State and Federal environmental regulations including RCRA/CERCLA/WQARF
• Ability to understand and apply environmental rules and statues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks;
• Ability 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
• 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)
• Direct experience driving characterization and remediation projects using multiple methodologies and remediation technologies
• OSHA 40 hour Hazwoper preferred
• “Professional Geologist” certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or a reciprocal jurisdiction preferred or ability to attain within one year of hire
• 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 Plan

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.