August 03, 2023 11:58 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)

Office of Intergovernmental and Community  Engagement Mission Partners


At ADEQ our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are looking for section managers to help drive our agency towards accomplishing this vision.

This position serves as the Section Manager for the newly formed Office of Intergovernmental and Community Engagement and reports directly to an agency deputy director. The Section Manager is responsible for management of the team of community engagement specialists located throughout Arizona who are responsible for providing support to the agency's leadership and divisions in collaborating with local communities, and local, state, tribal nations, national and international business representatives, community members and elected officials to accelerate mission outcomes in rural Arizona and along the Arizona-Sonora border region.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coach staff within the Office of Intergovernmental and Community Engagement (OICE); provide oversight of office activities include the administration of the office's budget; complete employee evaluations; mentor interns and conduct 1: 1 meetings with direct reports.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to plan and implement projects and activities in the Arizona border in alignment with agency priorities and strategic plan; build and maintain effective working relationships with funding and partnering agencies including counterparts in Mexico; provide agency leadership with recommendations on border projects and activities.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the agency's tribal relations and environmental justice policies in alignment with agency priorities and direction from the Governor's office.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hydrology; geology; civil/environmental engineering; environmental science; geological/mining engineering; sustainability; environmental law; or a closely related field
  • 3-5 years of Experience
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to effectively manage programs and projects in an office that deals with complex and oftentimes politically sensitive issues, to ensure that outcomes and outputs align with agency's mission; communicate effectively to a diverse group of employees, stakeholders, and ADEQ customers (end-users).
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn and apply LEAN concepts, principles and tools used to create and deliver the most value from the customer's perspective while consuming the fewest resources, and engaging people in continuous problem solving.


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
  • A top-ranked retirement program with 100% employer matched contribution
  • 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

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