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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2202106

Carbon & Sustainability Specialist (Climate Practice) in Arlington, Virginia Hybrid!

ICF is at the forefront of preparing leading-edge analyses, identifying viable market solutions, building real-world management tools, and implementing programs to account for and manage carbon emissions, and decarbonize our economy. Our team works with all levels of government, multilateral institutions and commercial clients to develop greenhouse gas emission inventories and carbon footprints; conduct greenhouse gas mitigation policy analyses; implement solutions-based climate programs; develop climate action plans and sustainability strategies; and support organizational sustainability.

We are seeking a Carbon and Sustainability Specialist who will support ICF managers on projects related to GHG inventories and reductions and decarbonization and sustainability planning. Projects will range from technical, data-driven analyses to writing reports for general audiences to supporting external workshops and communication activities. You will be an essential member of 2- to 7-person project teams that will depend on you to help create accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services. You are likely to work on multiple projects, interact with all levels of staff, and have some client interaction. At ICF you have an opportunity to apply your academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, and interact with experts and clients in the field, while also building content knowledge and consulting skills.

This position will be hybrid based out of our Arlington, VA ICF office.

What you'll do...

  • Perform quantitative problem-solving, perform data collection and analysis, and manage large datasets.

  • Write reports for technical and general audiences.

  • Review literature, conduct research, and synthesize findings into concise and well-written summaries.

  • Interact with clients.

  • Prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other communication materials.

  • Translate technical topics into terms that are meaningful to more general audiences.

  • Provide logistical and planning support for meetings and workshops.

  • Work with small teams to prepare high-quality products, pitching in wherever necessary.

  • Complete tasks in fast-paced and self-motivated environment in a timely and efficient manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental or other Earth Sciences, Environmental Management, Engineering, Economics, Chemistry, Public Policy or related subjects

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Demonstrated experience in carbon accounting, decarbonization and/or sustainability

  • Greenhouse gas accounting and inventory development experience

  • Decarbonization and sustainability actions, targets, and plan development

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with Greenhouse gas accounting & inventory development experience and Decarbonization & sustainability actions, targets, and plan development

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner and establish strong working relationships all levels of internal staff and outside clients and stakeholders

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and seek input when needed

  • Ability to be a reliable and proactive team member willing to contribute to projects in a variety of ways

  • Motivation to continuously develop and improve subject-matter knowledge and professional skills and take on increasing responsibility on projects over time

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Arlington, VA (VA31)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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