Environmental Technician 3
Company/Organization: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2021
DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.
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 Technician, you will specialize in surface water quality monitoring and analysis in streams, lakes and reservoirs and be primarily responsible for skilled, professional hydrologic work in the office and in the field. Should be able to perform analytical studies in target watersheds, organize and conduct hydrologic studies, evaluate and comment on complex water quality problems associated surface waters. This position should have a working knowledge of surface water quality standards and be able to support existing water quality standards staff. This position will also be responsible for contract management of 3rd party vendors conducting surface water quality sampling for the Water Quality Division.
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
- 5 years’ experience and a Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geology, environmental engineering/sciences/management or chemistry, or an Associate degree with 6-8 years environmental monitoring experience.
- 5 years’ experience (Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for 2 years exp. or a Doctorate in related field may substitute for 5 years exp.) Professional registration through the Arizona Board of Technical Registration or an equivalent organization in a reciprocal jurisdiction preferred
- Experience in stream and lake sampling, lake classification and trophic status determinations preferred
- Knowledge of State and Federal environmental regulations, 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
Ability to understand and apply environmental rules and statues; to follow guidance documents, standard operating procedures, and other technical instructions in performance of tasks; to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports; and to summarize completed tasks and/or monitoring data orally and in written communication
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
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