Local recruitment: Policy Analyst, Environmental (Remote)

ICF International

Reston, VA, USA 🇺🇸


ICF is growing and we are currently hiring an Environmental Policy Analyst. ICF’s Regulatory, Policy and Economics business portfolio 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 Agriculture, Department of Transportation, and Army Corps of Engineers.

What You Will Be Doing:

As an 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 contribute to research and quantitative analyses and conduct regulatory and policy analyses for our clients.


  • Characterizing the ecological and human health effects of pollutants and environmental stressors
  • Reviewing and synthesizing scientific literature
  • Compiling and analyzing industrial releases and environmental data
  • Researching industry responses to changing regulatory requirements, developing and applying hydrological and fate and transport models and other methods to quantify impacts, and providing other general program support.
  • Working on domestic regulatory issues related to environmental quality, risk management, and human and ecosystem health,
  • Collaborating with senior and junior staff within a multidisciplinary team that includes economists, scientists, and engineers.
  • Direct contact with clients and contributing to expanding our business.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and 2 + years of experience OR Master’s degree in physical or environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related discipline with very strong quantitative skills
  •  Academic training that includes coursework in water resources, systems modeling, geographical information systems and/or remote sensing, and programming/scripting   
  • 6 + months experience with watershed or environmental systems modeling, environmental risk assessment, and optimization modeling
  • 6 + months experience with or prior research on applying watershed or water quality models, including the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)
  • 6 + months experience with or prior research using analysis software and scripting language (e.g., R, Python) to analyze environmental data.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior consulting experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy issues, particularly regarding programs under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other federal laws is also a plus.

Professional skills:

  • As this is a client-facing role, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well on teams. 
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and apply various technical skills and innovative thinking to solve complex problems

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.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range – There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:$56,467.00 – $95,993.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)





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