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Hydrogeologist 4-6

  • 509880
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • 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.

Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer 4-6
Oil & Gas Unit

DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Details:

Salary:  
Level 4: $80K - $85K
Level 5: $85K - $90K 
  Level  6: $100K - $105K

Grade: 25/27/28

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 a hydrogeologist or petroleum engineer to administer the program requirements of the Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (Commission) oil and gas program. As the hydrogeologist or petroleum engineer, the successful candidate must be versatile, forward thinking, an independent problem solver, and have a passion and drive to improve processes using Lean skills and techniques.

As the hydrogeologist or petroleum engineer, you will be responsible for helping to implement the oil and gas program under the direction of the Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Administrator. Duties and responsibilities will include, at a minimum, review and make recommendations on plugging and abandoned of orphan wells in Arizona, conduct inspection, compliance and enforcement activities of wells being plugged and abandoned under Arizona’s infrastructure grant. The hydrogeologist or petroleum engineer will develop and recommend technical process and procedures, and upon approval implement the policies of the Commission. The hydrogeologist or petroleum engineer may, from time to time, work in the office, or in the field, collect and interpret analytical results (including technical reports), research, design, plan, and develop solutions to solve unique operator problems.

Primary Duties include: 

  • Review technical program documents and applications pertaining to the plugging and abandonment of wells.
  • Perform wellsite inspections, document findings and issue inspection reports.
  • Write technical/ legal correspondence that conforms to rules and procedures of the program.
  • Review and interpret geologic maps, and cross sections.
  • Review and interpret geophysical logs and borehole logs and interpret cross sections developed from this data.
  • Provide regulatory and technical guidance to the regulated community, ADEQ staff, Commission members, and the public.
  • Project management and tracking of all plugging and abandonment activities in the field as well as comprehensive tracking and management of operator reporting. 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental/Chemical / Petroleum Engineering, Hydrogeology, Geology (with oil and gas emphasis), or Earth science
  • Level 4: Requires 8 years’ experience (Master’s may substitute for 2 years of experience; Doctorate for 4 years of experience). Professional Civil or Geological Engineer/ Geologist certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction preferred
  • Level 5: Requires 10 years’ experience (Master’s may substitute for 2 years of experience; Doctorate for 4 years of experience). Professional Civil or Geological Engineer/ Geologist certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction preferred
  • Level 6: Requires 15 years’ experience (Doctorate may substitute for 4 years’ experience). Professional Civil or Geological Engineer/ Geologist certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction preferred
  • Must have a broad knowledge of oil and gas, helium and geothermal operations
  • Must understand plugging & abandonment operations and site remediation
  • Must be able to read, understand and apply rules and regulations
  • Driver's license - Possession of and 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 record checks. Must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12
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 Pension 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.