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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2202448

Climate Change & Sustainability Specialist (On Call)

It's not hard to come to work each day when you're preventing pollution, saving energy, and helping the world mitigate and become more resilient to impacts from climate change.

ICF is at the forefront of preparing leading-edge technical and policy analyses, identifying viable market solutions, building real-world management tools, and implementing programs to de-carbonize our economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our team works with all levels of government, multilateral institutions, and commercial clients to develop emissions inventories and carbon footprints; conduct greenhouse gas mitigation policy analyses; develop climate action plans and sustainability strategies; support organizational sustainability; and assess the performance of global programs (e.g., climate funds, multilateral development banks), and identify ways they could improve.

ICF is hiring multiple positions to assist in one or more of the following:

  •     Data analysis

  •     Life-cycle assessments

  •     Energy resiliency planning

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in climate change or sustainability topics.

  • Comfort performing quantitative analyses and managing and analyzing large datasets.

  • Experience in (industry experience or policy/academic experience) of the following:

  • Climate data and/or atmospheric science knowledge

  • Utility/energy sector (industry experience or policy/academic experience)

  • Life-cycle analysis

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and developing GHG reduction scenarios

  • Systems engineering

  • Working with NetCDFs, GeoTIFFs, or CMIP climate projections

  • The ability to use data to help “tell a story” and provide salient information with which our clients can make decisions.

  • Comfort reading and interpreting scientific information.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.


  • Master’s Degree & 2+ years of relevant work experience OR Bachelor’s Degree & 3+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Degrees should be in one of the following subjects: Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Chemistry, Math, Engineering, Earth Sciences, or related field.

The duties of a Climate Specialist will entail:

  • Contributing to the vision and execution of projects, including by offering creative solutions to meet client needs.

  • Performing quantitative analyses, and communicating the salient information from those analyses via written reports and presentations.

  • Working in collaborative, small teams to collectively produce high-quality deliverables, in a fast-paced environment.

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.

N Carolina Remote Office (NC99)

Who is ICF?

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

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.