State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Reference ID:  54837 
Grade:  30 
Posted Date:  03/16/2020 
Close Date:  03/16/2020 
Job Description




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 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.


This position is responsible for guiding the Department in evaluating and permitting wastewater treatment plants across the state.  As Arizona’s primary expert in this field, you will be conducting technical evaluation of the design and operation of these facilities to ensure the efficacy of treatment options as well as effluent disposal options.  Additionally, you will be assisting treatment plant operators in trouble shooting issues with discharge limit exceedances as well as aquifer quality limit exceedances.  This position will also support goal of regaining its position as the number one state in the nation for water recycling /water reuse.  ADEQ took our first steps by removing the prohibition against direct potable reuse for human consumption and will need to do more in order to face the growing challenges regarding water quality and quantity the state faces.  As Arizona’s primary spokesperson for recycled water, you will be advising senior management on policy and direction, working with stakeholders to develop rule and law, and developing and executing outreach campaigns and education.  Coming in as a senior-level staff expert also requires mentoring and coaching junior staff so that Arizona not only achieves our goals, but maintains them. 

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




Ideal candidate will possess:

·         Nationally recognized expertise in the fields of public health, drinking water treatment, wastewater engineering, water policy, hydrology or hydrogeology.

·         Exemplary presentation and communication skills, with the ability to network and build a coalition of early adopters for recycled water within the State.

·         Provide outreach to wastewater treatments plants to ensure effective operation of permitted facilities.

·         Experience in implementing or developing a recycled water program or project.  This includes Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) or de-facto/indirect potable recharge (IPR) with the use of Advanced Water Treatment facilities.

·         The desire to help state government transcend to its fullest potential.

·         A minimum of eight years of related professional experience.  A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for two years of experience; a Doctorate in a related field may substitute for four years of experience.

·         Professional registration in the appropriate career field such as Professional Engineer (P.E.), Registered Geologist (R.G.), Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) or equivalent.




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 EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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

Having trouble applying for this position?    Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.





Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $84,000.00-120,000.00 


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