Website Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Post Date 07/22/2020 Close Date
Category WATER / ENVIRONMENT Grade 24
Location PHOENIX Salary 70,000.00-78,000.00


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

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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 looking for unit managers to help drive our agency towards accomplishing this vision. We need our managers to be versatile and forward thinking about tackling problems, to think about problem solving “outside the box” and have a combination of passion and technical skills for continuous improvement. If you get excited about problem solving and aren’t daunted by the challenge of building something from scratch, then our team might be your next step.  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

Our Groundwater Permits Unit Program Manager is responsible for the oversight and tactical decision making over a unit dedicated to the issuance of general permits for the collection and treatment of household and commercial sewage.  Permitted facilities include on-site standard septic systems as well as alternative treatment systems and small scale wastewater treatment plants.  Additionally, this position is responsible for managing the delegated responsibilities of ADEQ’s County Partners.  Further responsibilities include evaluating and documenting employee performance, coaching staff and developing a corporate culture of continuous improvement and the ADEQ way.


This position champions continuous improvement projects within the unit and recommends and implements program or operational improvements; assists in the development of goals and strategies; develops policies and procedures related to planning; ensures the unit operations meet established time lines and objectives; provides guidance and interpretation of federal and state laws/regulations related to complex regulatory situations.

Ideal candidate will have:

·         Bachelor’s degree in hydrology; geology; civil/environmental engineering; environmental science; geological/mining engineering; sustainability; or a closely related field

·         3-5 years of wastewater treatment, including on-site treatment expertise, hydrology or ground water experience in a regulatory agency, consulting, or private industry.

·         2 years of supervisory experience

·         Knowledge of basic engineering and hydrogeology principles; general practice and operation at wastewater treatment plants; basic office support software to include Excel, Word and Powerpoint.  Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable federal and state rules and laws for groundwater protection and water recycling; Principles of project management to include time management and organizational skills.

·         Skills in effective interpersonal communication, both written and verbal, with a wide variety of individuals; ability in interpreting state and federal statutes and rules; organization, planning, time management and project management; critical thinking and data analysis

·         Ability to determine root cause of identified problems; to prioritize multiple competing objectives and change direction of work groups based on interpretation of data; to champion change and drive a group towards technical excellence by providing effective guidance and setting challenging goals; to create and refine metrics that represent activities conducted by unit; to motivate and supervise technical and administrative staff, resolve conflict, and enhance employee engagement

·         Knowledge of continuous improvement including LEAN, Six Sigma, or others

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 100% employer matched contribution

·         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 HPO@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 HPO@azdeq.gov