Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Seeks Deputy Assistant Director

Deputy Director
Posted 5 months ago


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

Clean water can mean many things to many people, but the one common thread is that all people want and deserve clean water. In the Water Quality Division, we are focused on solving the most difficult and impactful problems facing water quality to provide our communities clean water and to protect human health and the environment. We strive to achieve our mission by leveraging scientific and legal excellence through team-based, structured problem-solving to find better, faster, and cost-effective ways to protect our environment.



Job Location:

Address: Remote or Telework (from Arizona only)

Posting Details:

Salary: $95,000-$120,000

Grade: 28

Job Summary:

To help us on our vast and important mission, the Water Quality Division has an incredible opportunity for an experienced, results-orientated leader to help build the next generation of water quality strategies, programs, and professionals. The Deputy Assistant Director is an integral part of our diverse, talented, and innovative team and directly contributes to our agency’s mission by driving operational performance in five key areas: Water Quality Programs, Systems and Process Management, Stakeholder Relationships, Budget, and People Systems (Attract, Recruit, Onboard, Train, and Retain). Learn more about what we do here:

Job Duties:

The Deputy Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the division’s operations and serves in a senior leadership role to support the Division Director through long-range strategic planning, displaying sound program and operational judgment. The position is also responsible for driving employee performance and development, employee motivation, strategic program planning, budget management, and developing and maintaining a culture of Lean Continuous Improvement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of senior leadership and business management principles, including capital budgets (expenditure and revenue generations), work breakdown structure, employee motivation, team-based problem solving techniques (5 Why Analysis/Root Cause, Lean Management, and Continuous Process Improvement), and principles of performance and visual management; Project management (output) and program management (outcome) techniques, particularly the coordination of people and resources through result driven leadership
• Knowledge of and experience with the U.S. Clean Water Act, the Arizona Aquifer Protection Permit Program, and/or the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.
• Must be a strategic thinker; skilled leader of a diverse environmental workforce (technical and legal); skilled manager of project managers to ensure deliverables are consistent, reliable, accurate, and timely; effective communicator, and comfortable presenting to groups

Contact Us:

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Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Job Features

Job CategoryDrinking Water
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