State of Arizona :

 

Job Information
Job Title:  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 2 - PERMIT WRITER 
Agency:  ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DEPT OF 
Job Reference ID:  56154 
Category:  WATER / ENVIRONMENT 
Grade:  21 
Posted Date:  05/15/2020 
Close Date:   
Job Description



 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT

OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

 

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

     connect with us:  azdeq.gov   LinkedIn

Environmental Scientist  2 – Permit Writer

SURFACE WATER PROTECTION

WATER QUALITY DIVISION

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

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 applicants with strong technical skills to work collaboratively with private industry, other local, state and federal government agencies, and the public to achieve ADEQ’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. 

 

As an Environmental Science Specialist, we will rely on you to review permit applications and develop permits for the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (AZPDES) permit program. As an AZPDES permit writer, you will conduct research and/or perform facility inspections for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect human health and the environment. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, you may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on the reviews of permit applications or facility inspections.

 

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/chemical engineering, hydrogeology, hydrology, geology or environmental science

·         Requires 2 years’ experience

·         Driver's license required - Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license required. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks and driver training.

·         Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (AZPDES) regulations – referred as the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations on a national level.   

·         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 permits and reports; and to summarize completed tasks and/or monitoring data orally and in written communication.

·         Knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operation, mining operations, industrial operations, environmental engineering, compliance and enforcement strategies, AZ sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, environmental research, investigation techniques and statistical analysis, Agency policies and processes.

 

BENEFITS

 

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 [email protected] Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.     Having trouble applying?    Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance

 

 

 

 

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $45,000.00-55,000.00 

 

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