Hydrogeologist/Principal Engineer

 (via Indeed)
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Position Type: 
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Experience Level: 
8-9 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Full Job Description

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 can achieve and maintain its goals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Nationally recognized expertise in the fields of public health, drinking water treatment, wastewater engineering, water policy, hydrology or hydrogeology, and hydraulic modeling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Professional registration in the appropriate career field such as Professional Engineer (P.E.), Registered Geologist (R.G.), Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) or equivalent.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • related work: 8 years (Required)


  • Professional Engineer/Geologist Certification (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

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Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings