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Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state's largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our... vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country's fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist or Environmental Scientist Sr to join us at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. As an Environmental Scientist, you will use your knowledge of the natural sciences, gained through formal education and/or direct experience, to contribute to site projects and environmental programs that ensure safe and efficient operation of our nuclear plant. The Environmental Scientist role for the station is to identify problems and find solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population.

Environmental Scientist major responsibilities include: maintaining the site's compliance with Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations and regulating authorities, interpretation of complex regulations for site implementation, maintaining environmental permits, record keeping, data trending, performing environmental sampling and other field work, writing regulatory correspondence, and leading or assisting with inspections.Our team is in search of an Air Quality scientist or related expertise to join our team of experts.

Minimum Requirements

Environmental Scientist:

A four-year Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Earth Science or related science (such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology) or other field from an accredited college or university, with specific coursework and/or internship experience which included conducting field studies, sampling and analysis, etc. Minimum 2 years' experience in a related Environmental Science field or discipline.

In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a combination of college coursework and directly related work experience equaling six (6) years is required. Certification or licensure preferred.

Environmental Scientist Sr:

A four-year Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Earth Science or related science (such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology) or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus four (4) years' directly related experience in environmental (with at least 2 years concentrated experience in Air, Water or Waste management systems); OR Master's degree in science related field plus two (2) years' experience in Environmental related position. In lieu of bachelors' degree, combination of college coursework and experience equaling eight (8) years. Certification or licensure preferred.

Nuclear requirement: Working knowledge of the ISO 14001 quality standards and some experience with the development, operation, and maintenance of Environmental Management Systems is a plus. Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVNGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVNGS employees. Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.

Major Accountabilities

1) Regularly conducts scientific studies to support the safe and efficient operation of business units or plants within the organization.

2) Participates in the operations of facilities for environmental compliance and identifies potential noncompliance issues.

3) Resolves various environmental problems by utilizing knowledge, process and procedures.

4) Conducts scientific investigations which may include sampling, analyzing test results, and interpreting trends to determine waste characterization. May also be called upon to participate in cause investigations and report findings to management.

5) Operates, maintains and monitors operating systems (e.g., water treatment and waste disposal) to ensure compliance with established guidelines. Provides technical support and maintenance of operating systems.

6) Oversees the use of appropriate sampling and monitoring procedures and guidelines.

7) May be responsible to ship various waste (hazardous waste, TSCA, and used oil) from field locations, apply proper shipping name, profile the waste with disposal company.

8) Reviews and evaluates proposed and existing codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines to determine the impact on programs and facility modifications

9) Provides technical guidance to field personnel in interpreting and monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.

10) Provides Quality Control (QC) oversight of field sampling / data collection.

11) Develops schedule of inspections and samplings based on regulatory and permit requirements.

12) Assembles and verifies data for routine to complex metric reports.

13) Provides and participates in reviewing technical documents for internal and external audit groups. Participate in conducting environmental training to frontline employees

14) Keeps current on the changes developing in the regulations and legislation.

15) Provides guidance to less experienced Specialists and technicians. May act as lead person or technical advisor on small projects & participates in conducting environmental training to Frontline employees.

16) Evaluates and recommends field sampling equipment and supplies.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Hybrid Role:

This position combines working in the office and at home, based on the needs of the business. The schedule will be determined with the hired employee and leadership, but the ultimate decision is the company's.

Any PVGS employees may be called upon for random Fitness for Duty (FFD) testing during scheduled working hours. Employees, if off-site, must report to FFD at Palo Verde as soon as reasonably practicable, but no more than 120 minutes after being notified. Employees who are onsite when notified will have no more than 60 minutes to report after being notified
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