About Us: Employment

At the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, we place people first. We're working toward a future where everyone's potential can be fulfilled: the citizens of Arizona, our environmental health, as well as our employees. We offer opportunities that make an impact on the world we live in today as well as for the next generation.

Our dedicated employees proudly serve the residents of Arizona, and our workforce includes a great diversity of values, opinions, backgrounds, and cultures. Central to how we do things at ADEQ is our mission to protect public health and the environment which drives our success. Our agency vision is to:

  • Build an Arizona that is safer and more secure;
  • More innovative and productive;
  • More energy efficient and environmentally educated

We invite you to explore, dream big and learn more about what we can offer you.


New Job Listings

Interested applicants are required to apply online here where you may learn more about the openings or other ADEQ jobs. Check back often for updates.

Air Quality Division

Title: Environmental Program Specialist
Section: State Implementation Plan (SIP)
Hiring Manager: Lisa Tomczak
Grade: 20
Position Number: SEV000000548
Close Date: 02/28/2014

Waste Programs Division

Title: Environmental Program Specialist
Section: Inspections and Compliance
Hiring Manager: Jaclyn Palermo
Grade: 20
Position Number: SEV000000537
Close Date: 02/10/2014
Title: Hazardous Waste Compliance Officer
Section: Inspections and Compliance Section
Hiring Manager: Nicole Coronado
Grade: 20
Position Number: SEV000000378
Close Date: 02/07/2014

How We Work

Understand our dynamics and get an inside angle on the processes that have made ADEQ one of Arizona's most successful agencies, and our employees the most advanced. At ADEQ, you will find a dynamic, challenging environment where your work makes a difference to the citizens of Arizona. Your work will improve people's lives, as well as save and preserve our land, water and air; and provide value to all of Arizona. Our "green" main office located in Phoenix, is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

What We Do

Explore each of our divisions, learn how we excel, and the areas where we deliver services and provide results which change and improve lives for thousands of people every day.

Our Achievements

Find a timeline of ADEQ's history, and learn how we have evolved into our own from being a part of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

ADEQ and You

There are two options available to you when searching for employment opportunities with ADEQ. All of our job postings can be found at one site: www.hr.az.gov/AZStateJobs/ When you enter you will want to conduct a search for our openings by entering the letters "DEQ" (without the quotation marks) in the keyword search field. Upon completing the job search, apply for any of the jobs which interest you. You may also subscribe to ADEQ's automatic email notification (listserv) to receive job announcements and employment-related information.

Benefits of Employment with Us

There are numerous benefits associated with working for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Having the opportunity to work where you may truly make a difference is only one of the benefits! We offer a huge benefits package, please visit: Benefit Options

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best way to find open positions at ADEQ?
    Visit www.hr.az.gov/AZStateJobs/ for current listings and to create a job search agent. Subscribe to our email notification (listserv) to be notified of new job openings.

  • Why must I register with azstatejobs.gov?
    This is the state job board, and we place our job openings here. By creating your account on this Web site, you are able to save a resume online, as well as multiple cover letters which makes applying for multiple jobs a snap. All this, and you may sign up for e-mail alerts when new positions open as well.

  • How do I search for positions only from ADEQ?
    Conduct a search for our openings by entering the letters "DEQ" (without the quotation marks) in the keyword search field. Upon completing the job search, apply for any of the jobs which interest you.

  • I have applied for a position, but have not heard back. What is my status?
    Initially, when a job applicant applies, a confirmation e-mail is sent to your inbox thanking you for applying. This is your confirmation that yourresume has been received.

  • May I submit a resume via mail, e-mail, or fax rather than creating an account on azstatejobs.gov with my resume?
    Candidates need to submit resumes via the state job board unless the job announcement specifies otherwise. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet - public libraries, schools, DES Job Service locations, and One-Stop Centers are available.

  • I am not a resident of Arizona. Where can I learn more about your great state?
    Visit az.gov This Web site is Arizona's official Web site, and provides citizen services information, as well as government, education, and business information.

Required Federal and State Workplace Notices and Postings

Some Federal employment laws require that notices be posted in places frequented by employees and/or applicants informing applicants and employees of their rights. The following notices are provided to comply with these laws.

Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law Anti-Discrimination Notice

"Federal discrimination laws require an employer to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information. Please view the following poster for more information." View the amended language only.

As required by the Governor's Office of Equal Opportunity, the 2012 State of Arizona Non-Discrimination Policy is intended to assist state agencies with the equal opportunity planning process.

E-Verify poster

Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens) within three days of hire. The Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration have established an electronic system called E-Verify to assist employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. This poster describes the E-Verify process.

Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Federal law requires that ADEQ post the most recent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights and responsibilities poster.