Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

ICF International

Fairfax, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Cambridge, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸

Boston, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Richmond, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Annapolis, MD, USA 🇺🇸

ICF’s Regulatory, Policy and Economics business portfolio at ICF supports primarily public-sector clients with research, analysis, technical assistance, and implementation support to help them address complex policy, management, and regulatory challenges. We estimate the environmental, safety and social impacts of regulations, policies and programs and assess their costs, benefits, and economic impacts. We also evaluate program effectiveness. We work with virtually all federal agencies and with state and local agencies and select non-profit and private-sector clients. Our key clients include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of Interior, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

What You Will Be Doing:

As Environmental Policy Analyst, you will work within an interdisciplinary team conducting applied research and providing consulting services in support of national-level programs focused primarily on addressing a range of environmental, public safety, and natural resources management issues.

You will lead research and quantitative analyses and conduct regulatory and policy analyses for our clients. Your duties may include compiling and analyzing data to characterize environmental conditions, pollutant exposure, and response to regulatory requirements, reviewing and synthesizing scientific and economic literature, developing and applying physical and economic models and other analytical methods to quantify policy effects, and providing other general program support. The bulk of your work will be on domestic regulatory issues, on topics related to environmental quality, transportation safety, risk management, and human and ecosystem health.

You will work in collaboration with senior and junior staff within a multidisciplinary team that includes economists, scientists, and engineers. You will also have direct contact with clients and contribute to expanding our business.

What you need to be a successful candidate for this role:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in science, economics, mathematics, public policy, or a related discipline with very strong quantitative skills and an outstanding academic record, including experience in systems modeling, and programming/scripting.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency or prior research or employment applying models and using analysis software and scripting language (e.g., R, Python) to analyze environmental or economic data.
  • As this is a client-facing role, excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Prior consulting experience is highly desirable.
  • A team-player able to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. 
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to work independently applying a variety of technical skills and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of issues of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy, particularly as pertains to programs under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other federal laws is also a plus.



Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

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