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Senior Environmental Scientist

  • 502593
  • 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.

Senior Environmental Scientist


Job Location:

Address:  Remote (must reside in Arizona)

Posting Details:

Salary: $80,000 - $85,000 

Grade: 26

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for administration of several ADEQ delegated programs throughout the state of Arizona.

Job Duties:

The individual in this position will primarily ensure ADEQ and delegated authorities adhere to the terms as set forth in delegation agreements through project management of performance evaluations. The individual in this position will also provide legal analysis, legal research and writing, contract interpretation, and substantive policy development.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

● Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, including the Clean Water Act, environmental sciences and research, AZ sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, environmental research, investigation techniques and statistical analysis, Agency policies and processes.

Selective Preference(s):

● Bachelors’ degree in environmental/civil/geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology or geology. Masters’ degree may substitute for 2 years’ experience, doctorate 4 years’ experience.
JD in law preferred
Requires 12 years’ experience
● Senior Qualified Environmental Professional certification through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) or professional certification through an accredited institution required.


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



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.