Website Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Post Date 05/29/2020 Close Date
Category AIR / ENVIRONMENT Grade 21
Location PHOENIX Salary 45,000.00-65,000.00

We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

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Environmental Science Specialist 2-3

Improvement Planning Section


At 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.


As an Environmental Science Specialist, you will serve as the project coordinator to manage research, design, planning, or engineering activities in the support of revisions to Arizona’s State Implementation Plans under the Federal Clean Air Act. The individual in this role engages in developing, planning, leading, executing, and sustaining projects to reduce air quality in Arizona for criteria air pollutants.  You will be using structured Project Management knowledge and skills to get work done through others, by leading projects and problem solving events, to achieve the outcome of improving air quality in Arizona.


Do you think you have the combination of commitment, passion, and talent to help drive this Agency to realizing our vision? If so, apply today. To learn more about us, our organizational habits known as the ADEQ Way, our culture, and other positions we have open, visit us at DEQ/careers

Minimum Requirements  
·        Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/resource management, chemical/environmental engineering, atmospheric chemistry/science, meteorology or urban planning

·         Level 2: 2 years’ experience

·         Level 3: 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate can substitute for 4 years of experience). Professional Registration through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or equivalent organization preferred.

·         Ability to understand and interpret environmental rules and statutes; balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks and complete assignments by applicable deadlines; synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly; develop and write technical documentation; and to summarize completed tasks and recommendations to senior staff through reports.

·         Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, environmental engineering and technology principles and practices, chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo in the environment, Agency policies and processes.

Knowledge of project and program management and coordination processes and tools.  Professional (PMP) certification or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificate preferred, but not 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

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Arizona State Government is an AA/EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Hired employees will be subject to E-Verify. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Abt.Eric@azdeq.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.     Having trouble applying?    Email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

For more information, please contact Abt.Eric@azdeq.gov