State of Arizona UST Inspector, Haz Waste Inspector and Solid Waste Inspector in PHOENIX, Arizona



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

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Environmental Science Specialists 1, 2, 3

UST Inspector, Hazardous Waste Inspector and Solid Waste Inspector



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 an employee who is 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.

We are looking forfour*Environmental Science Specialists* toconduct research or perform inspections in either our Tank Inspections, Compliance, & Enforcement Unit, Hazardous Waste Unit, or the Solid Waste Unit for the purpose of ensuring compliance with appropriate rules and regulations; will be identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend actions based on data derived from field observations, inspections of facilities, file reviews, or measurement/observations of air, soil or water and other sources.

Salary Ranges:

Level 1: $40,656-$50,820

Level 2: $44,722-$55,902

Level 3: $49,194-$61,493

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 atDEQ/careers


  • Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law, environmental management/science/studies, sustainability, earth sciences

  • 2 years’ experience for level 2, 5 years’ experience for level 3 (Master’s degree in related field can substitute for 2 years of experience, Doctorate in related field can substitute for 4 years of experience)

  • Knowledge ofAgency policies and processes, State and Federal environmental regulations pertaining to USTs (Underground Storage Tanks), Solid Waste or Hazardous Waste, environmental sciences and research, AZ sources of pollution, best practices for preventing the release of pollutants, environmental research, investigation techniques and statistical analysis

  • 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-rankedretirement programwith lifetime pension benefits

  • Arobust and affordable insurance__ plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability

  • An incentivizedcommuter cluband public transportationsubsidy 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.

Post Date: 03/13/2018


Location: PHOENIX

Salary: Negotiable