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Environmental Scientist Specialist 1-3

Arizona Department of Health Services
Phoenix, Arizona, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Project Management
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Employment Type
Full time
DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (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.

Environmental Scientist Specialist 1-3
Drinking Water Case Manager

Job Location:

Address: 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:


Level 1 $45K-$50K
Level 2 $50K-60K
Level 3 $65K-$70K
Grades: 20, 21, 22 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
(The position is approximately 95% work from home and 5% in the field/office.)

Job Summary:

The Environmental Science Specialist (Drinking Water Case Manager) will be responsible to ensure Public Water Systems (PWSs) are compliant with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The position will require writing Notices of Violation (NOV) and Consent Orders (CO) based on a system exceeding a health based standard and other deficiencies found during a file review and an inspection. Furthermore, the position will require assisting the PWS with legal status, funding opportunities, rate cases, design and construction management, and other compliance issues. Cases may get escalated to the Attorney General's Office (AGO) if necessary. Additional duties as assigned.

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Gmail, Google Meets, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.
• LEAN management/ Arizona Management System (results-driven management system focusing on customer service, transparency and accountability and continuous improvement)
• Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and state regulations

Skills and Abilities:
• Experience as a certified operator in water distribution and/or treatment is desirable.
• Experience as an inspector of public water systems is desirable.
• Self-motivated with the ability to complete tasks without direct supervision.
• Problem solving skills and attention to detail.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to balance, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks.
• Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and to summarize completed tasks

Selective Preference(s):

• Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) is desirable

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Science/Management, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental/Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Geology, Sustainability, or Business Management
• Level 1: Requires no experience
• Level 2: two (2) years of relevant experience
• Level 3: five (5) years of relevant experience
• At Level 3, a Masters' degree in a related field may substitute for 2 years' experience, Doctorate 4 years' experience, and an Environmental Professional in Training Certification through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice ( or the ability to obtain certification within 1-year of hire.
• The position is approximately 95% work from home and 5% in the field/office.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver's License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


ASRS Lifetime Benefits

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Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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