Occupational Health and Safety Manager – ADEQ (Arizona Department of Environmental Quality)

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

At Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) our mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona. Through consistent, science-based environmental regulation; and clear, equitable engagement and communication; with integrity, respect and the highest standards of effectiveness and efficiency. Because Arizonans treasure the unique environment of our state and its essential role in sustaining well-being and economic vitality, today and for future generations.

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 mission


Job Location:

Address: 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Mission Partner

Posting Details:

Salary:  $80K-$85K

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Job Summary:

ADEQ’s mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona. This position is responsible for overall management and day to day operations of Safety office which plays an important role in promoting safe and healthy workplace for the agency employees. As the safety manager, you will engage with several managers and technical staff throughout the agency to effectively embed occupational health and safety principles in their routine job duties.

This position may be available for remote work within Arizona (3 days per week in the office/hoteling).

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

This role provides strategic support and works closely with the leadership team in the entire agency. This position will report to the agency deputy director and manages the internal occupational safety and health program for ADEQ.

• Direct and supervise the safety office team.
• Support and advise environmental program staff and managers in the agency about employee safety matters.
• Resolve problems/questions from staff and managers regarding safety program policy interpretation, OSHA compliance and overall program goals/objectives.
• Manage the comprehensive agency-wide occupational health and safety program to prevent injury, occupational illness and damage to property.
• Assess facility and site inspections or drills, job hazards analyses, leading and lagging indicators, and other evaluations to identify hazards and potential risks.
• Assess the effectiveness of safety policies, standard works, and trainings applicable for the entire agency.
• Ensure our current Safety Programs adhere to the administrative, statutory and regulatory requirements and other health and safety laws. Motivate managers to continuously improve and engage their staff to embed occupational health and safety principles in their routine job duties.
• Support the safety programs such as ergonomic assessments, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medical monitoring and respirator fit testing, training, budget, etc.
• Oversee purchasing of training courses and supplies, following established policies and guidelines for state and agency purchases.
• Investigate incidents or accidents to determine causes and create preventive measures to be taken to avoid recurrence.
• Perform other duties as required/assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of OSHA, ADEQ, ADOSH laws, ordinances, rules and regulations on occupational safety and health; of principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; of principles and techniques of employee training; of principles of hazardous materials and waste management, RCRA and OSHA classifications; of safety compliance and general liability risk management issues.
• Ability to communicate clearly, facilitate resolution of projects, problems; to plan, and implement a comprehensive health &safety program; to build and maintain positive working relationships with ADEQ employees and contractors.
• Ability to work with a diverse workforce at all levels of the agency professionally and with discretion.
• Experience with data management, reporting and developing metrics.
• A self-starter with a proven commitment to accuracy and service.
• A proven passion for strong customer service with interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, occupational health, environmental health, industrial engineering, or a closely related field.
• At least 5 years of program management experience in safety, accident prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene or occupational risk management.
• At least 3-5 years of employee management and coaching experience in a regulatory agency, consulting, or industrial setting.
• Experience with continuous improvement, including Lean, Six Sigma, and others is preferred.
• Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Graduate Safety Professional (GSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or equivalent certification is preferred.
• In State Travel is up to 25% of this positions time for supporting our field staff working outdoors.
• Experience in Safety management system such as ISO 18001 or 45001, data analysis and reporting software is required.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver’s License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


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
· Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
· 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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot program here. For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


ASRS Lifetime Benefits

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.