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Environmental Technician 1 - Air Quality

Phoenix AZ

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is seeking an Environmental Technician 1 - Air Quality.

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



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.

As an Environmental Technician, this position performs field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health. We will rely on you to set up and collect ambient air samples, calibrate and test air monitoring instruments, perform data collections checks, and use troubleshooting techniques to repair instruments.

· Works approximately 50% in the field conducting hands-on instrument maintenance / service, verifications, calibration, and completion of all required service logs, field sheets and documentation in accordance with SOP’s, QAPP’s and the EPA QA Handbook.

· Conduct remote air monitoring site visits for assigned sites according to the EPA schedule and ADEQ QAPP’s. An understanding of the operation of the air monitoring sites including; ambient air monitoring instruments, meteorological instruments, data acquisition, sample setup and retrieval and all other auxiliary equipment.

· Data verification for continuous and manual instruments. Review of data using: reports, graphs, charts or linier databases to identification of outliers, malfunctions or anomalies.

· Documentation and completion of: electronic field sheets, site logs, instrument logs, instrument change out sheets, chain of custody, vehicle logs, travel logs and sample shipping.

· Responds to customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner.

· Performs or leads projects under direction of a unit lead or manager.


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



· A degree in environmental technology/sciences/studies, mechanical engineering or electrical technician

· Associate's degree plus 0-3 years of experience conducting environmental monitoring or a Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field with no prior experience.

· A Driver's license - Possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license is required

· The ability to operate, maintain and calibrate environmental monitoring equipment; collect representative environmental samples according to standard operating procedures; follow guidance documents.

· Ideal Candidate- Knowledge of gaseous and particulate instrumentation, Auto-GC, communication equipment, quality assurance and control, and data entry using relational databases; existing and new environmental monitoring techniques and equipment; methodologies and techniques for collecting environmental data including the design and function of environmental monitoring equipment and State and Federal environmental regulations. Bilingual (English & Spanish) helpful.



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 HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.



Posted June 25, 2020

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