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Jobing Description

Post Date 02/18/2014
Close Date 02/28/2014
Grade 21
Location PHOENIX
Salary 40,000.00-60,000.00

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) mission is to protect and enhance public health, welfare and the environment in Arizona. ADEQ administers a variety of programs to improve the health and welfare of our citizens and ensure the quality of Arizona's air, land and water resources meets healthful, regulatory standards.

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.

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Environmental Engineering Specialist

(Working Title: Air Quality Environmental Permit Engineer Analyst)

Air Quality Division

Compliance section/ Technical Services and Enforcement Unit


The environmental engineering specialist will be principally responsible for conducting compliance report reviews and recommending enforcement actions for regulated facilities found to be out-of-compliance with agency-issued air quality permits, state, or federal air quality regulations. The environmental engineering specialist will be responsible for reviewing a facility's industrial design, emission controls, compliance documents, and when necessary, drafting enforcement documents for entities found to be out-of-compliance. The environmental engineer specialist will also be responsible for attending industry association webinars/trainings, developing standardized review checklists, discussing permit requirements and compliance topics with facility personnel, and providing technical support to the public, regulated community, and other ADEQ personnel.


The candidate must have the ability to document report observations and potential violations in writing; coordinate multiple ongoing projects and cases; communicate effectively (oral & written) with members of the regulated community and the general public. Required skills include word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications, and investigative research.

This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The preferred candidate will have air quality regulatory experience including knowledge of federal and state air pollution laws including the Clean Air Act, applicable portions of the Federal Code of Regulations, ARS Title 49 Chapter 3, and AAC Title 18 Chapter 2; and familiarity with industrial plant design and air pollution control processes. The preferred candidate will also have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, physical science, engineering, or another closely related field.


Required skills include applying engineering principles, technical report writing, word processing, database management, spreadsheet development, and investigative research. The candidate must have the ability to analyze technical compliance documentation, coordinate multiple ongoing projects and cases, and communicate effectively (oral & written) with members of the regulated community and the general public.

A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months is required for all positions where driving is an essential function of the job.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

* Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

* Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

* Accrued vacation pay and sick days

* 10 paid holidays per year

* Deferred compensation plan

* Credit union membership

* Wellness plans


Today's ADEQ has a strong foundation upon which to build its future. Success depends heavily on its committed and engaged employees. Ours is a culture of continuous improvement, embodied in the following 10 organizational habits known as The ADEQ Way:

* Evaluate everything we do for its impact on the mission.

* Hire only those who believe in our way and have a passion for their work.

* Train those who cannot, replace those who will not, and promote those who excel.

* Never hide a problem - respect others enough to be honest, even if the truth is uncomfortable.

* Do not blame, but hold each other accountable.

* Involve end users early and often when creating or improving services.

* Never stop asking why.

* Continuously design and redesign for quality and radical simplicity.

* Freely discuss, promptly decide, and totally commit.

* Do not fear failure.

ADEQ offers employees a positive, results-oriented work environment that promotes continuous education and development. If you have a passion for the environment and are ready to make a difference in our agency, we welcome you to join us!

**All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health and dental coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous leave programs.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Posting may close anytime when significant amount of applicants are received

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

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Close Date: February 28, 2014

Hiring Manager: Marina Mejia

Position Number: SEV000000800


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
1110 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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