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Project Manager

  • 511270
  • 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.

Project Manager
Inspections & Compliance Unit/Groundwater Program


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 

This position is available for remote work on a full-time basis within Arizona (including virtual office arrangement).

Posting Details:

Salary:  $75,000 - $80,000

Grade: 25

Closing Date: Open until filed (First review of resumes on 9/5/22)

Job Summary:

The Project Manager in the inspections and compliance unit is responsible for coordinating and managing projects to protect and prevent the contamination of aquifers in the state of Arizona by helping reduce AQL/DL exceedances, developing new processes and improving existing processes to make inspections, compliance and compliance assistance processes more efficient, technically and operationally sound and radically simple for customer and staff. The position works closely with permitting teams in groundwater program and other WQD programs to achieve mission outcome.

Job Duties:

Major Responsibilities:
• Manage multiple small to medium projects at a time, utilizing methodologies in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
• Interface with other agency staff and program managers, staff in the regulated business/industrial community, representatives of public/community organizations
• Identify and develop project goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
• Develop and manage applicable contracts and agreements, including RFPs, ISAs, and IGAs for projects
• Monitor and track project progress, ensuring delivery on time, within budget, and within scope
• Leads projects from planning to the implementation phase
• Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, tasks and resource requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Working knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of project management
• Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and rules, fundamentals of hydrogeology, and environmental planning
• Skills in technical writing, project management, problem-solving individually and in a group, customer service and client relations; written and oral communication; contractor oversight and management; balancing multiple priorities and projects; data analysis and synthesis
• Ability to translate and communicate complex jargon for general audience; understand and apply environmental rules and statues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks
• Considerable working knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management; of the organization’s methodologies and tools; of the organization’s policies and procedures; of interrelationships among various internal & external organizational functions; proficiency with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
• Knowledge of or the ability to learn and apply LEAN concepts, principles and tools

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental/chemical engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, geology or environmental science
• 3 years’ related experience in environmental planning, project management in an environmental field, or related scientific plan development
• Proficiency with Project Management body of knowledge
• Strong customer service skills; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; advanced project management skills 


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.