Policy Analysis Associate

ICF International

Fairfax, VA, US


ICF’s Regulatory, Economics, Environment, and Energy team provides government clients with research, analysis, technical assistance, and implementation support. Our projects span a wide range of size, duration, and scope.  Projects range from assessing the economic and technical implications of proposed energy or economic policy in a matter of days or weeks to running major environmental laboratory facilities and training programs over multiple years.

What you’ll be doing:

You’ll 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 and resource management issues, but may also work on other policy issues.

You’ll also lead investigations in economic and policy analysis, benefit cost, and other quantitative analyses and conduct regulatory analyses for federal government clients. Your work will include the analysis and synthesis of economic and resource valuation literature, use of statistical and other quantitative analyses to support benefit cost analyses, development of analytical methods, databases, and models to support projects encompassing one or more of the following topics: economic and policy analysis, environmental management programs, human health and ecological risk assessment, natural resources damage assessment, and general environmental policy and program support.

If you’ve got a Master’s degree and are ready to research with us, let’s talk!

  • Master’s degree in economics, statistics, or related quantitative field
  • Experience in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


  • Master’s Degree or a Ph.D. in economics, resource/environmental economics, environmental sciences, public policy, or a related discipline with an outstanding academic record.
  • Course work in economics, environmental/resource economics, finance, statistics and econometrics is required. Course work in biology, physical and/or environmental sciences is a plus.
  • Knowledge of issues of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy, particularly as pertains to programs under the Clean Water Act is a plus.
  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and analytical skills are essential.
  • Research experience (through employment or academic coursework) and demonstrated skills in the following areas are essential:
    • Economics and regulatory policy 
    • Research experience with economic/environmental modeling and/or statistical/econometric analysis, including working with economic, environmental, and/or survey data. 
    • Proficiency using statistical software packages such as Stata, SAS, or R.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. 

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)