Environmental Quality Specialist

City of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $89,000 a year
The Environmental Services Division (ESD) in the Water Services Department (WSD) ensures compliance with environmental regulations. The Air-Hazardous Materials Section in ESD works with WSD divisions to maintain permits, develop plans and submit reports required by the Clean Air Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, Phoenix Fire Code, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Clean Water Act. The Environmental Quality Specialist (EQS) will report to the Air-Hazardous Materials Water Services Project Coordinator for the City of Phoenix (COP), Water Services Department (WSD). This position will develop and manage a program necessary for full compliance with all Federal, State and COP standards that all WSD Facilities are subject to.

The EQS will provide the knowledge and technical expertise required to evaluate, inspect and coordinate compliance activities as well as serve as a liaison to regulatory representatives. Primary responsibilities include managing waste disposal projects; signing hazardous waste manifests; participating in audits, certifications, and process hazard analyses required by the risk management program; accompanying regulatory inspectors on site visits; conducting chemical inventories; updating the SDS and ESD databases; training of WSD staff; and reviewing proposed legislation for impact on WSD. In addition, the EQS will be working with contractors for waste disposal and spill cleanups as well as with WSD divisions to ensure compliance.

Additional responsibilities will include environmental compliance activities such as drafting of reports, reviewing policies, updating standard operating procedures, and participating in emergency planning, environmental facility assessments and incident investigation.

This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.


First review of applications will occur the week of November 19, 2018. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$54,392- $ 81,245 annually.

Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days. For more details, visit:

Unit 7 Benefits


Two years of professional level experience in a regulatory, public utility or industrial setting.
Experience with Federal, State and local regulations related to management of hazardous materials.
A bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental science or related field.
Strong computer and organizational skills.
Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Requires working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution and dust.
Working irregular hours and being on call.
Requires the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess an appropriate valid Arizona driver's license, possess personal insurance coverage and have an acceptable driving record.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
The City job description can be found here.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Environmental Quality Specialist, JC:51520, ID# 29297, 11/04/18, 6 mos, VG, Benefits:007, Q

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