HYDROGEOLOGIST 2, 3(Job Id 42417)

Website Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

HYDROGEOLOGIST 2, 3(Job Id 42417)
PHOENIX Negotiable



ADEQ is committed to leading Arizona and the nation in protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for the people of our state.  Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career; we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.






At ADEQ our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection; technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are looking for committed and engaged employees to help drive our agency towards accomplishing this vision. Do you think you have the combination of passion, technical and creative knowledge, skills and abilities to help drive this agency to our vision? If so, you are strongly encouraged to apply today.


This position is responsible for researching the quantity, quality, and availability of ground and surface water; reviewing hydrogeological data and interpreting analytical results; study the fate and transport of environmental pollution in soils and groundwater. Conducts risk analysis of groundwater vulnerability including evaluation, costing and implementation of site remediation. Oversee the strategy involved in technical work and is responsible for technical oversight and guidance for highly complex facilities and/or project and specific process with an emphasis on hydrogeological principles and practices. This position starts out at $50k per year and goes up from there based on experience and education.


Primary responsibilities:

·         Reviews complex and site specific fate and transport models

·         Provides technical guidance and mentoring to Level I and II staff

·         Mentors staff by setting clear objectives with tangible outcomes and conducts technical reviews of Level II and III deliverables

·         Makes recommendations to section and unit managers concerning project issues with an emphasis on hydro geologic principles and practices

·         Active participant in rule making and stakeholder groups with an emphasis on hydro geologic principles and practices


Ideal candidate will possess:

·       Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Chemical Engineering, Geology (w/ hydrogeology emphasis), Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Soil Science, or Law

·        Level 2: 2-4 years of experience, Master’s or Doctorate degree may substitute for 2 years of experience. Geologist in training certification preferred through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction.

·         Level 3: 5 years of experience, Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years’ experience, Doctorate may substitute for 4 years of experience. Professional Geologist certification through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction.       



The State of Arizona will provide the following to you:

·         Competitive salary

·         A robust and very affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

·         A top-ranked retirement program with 100% employer matched contribution

·         10 paid holidays per year

·         Annual paid vacation and sick days

·         An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

·         Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as: deferred compensation, credit union membership, and a wellness program

·         Rewarding work that impacts the people of Arizona


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