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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2204912

Communications Specialist, Energy

The Company

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.

Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

The Team

You’ll make a real impact working with our energy clients to address and solve key their key issues, drive change, and grow our business. As our next communications specialist, you’ll work in lock step with our agency’s leaders and our federal clients to research, develop, and implement innovative strategies and programs revolving around energy, sustainability, and cybersecurity to help them achieve their mission.

The Work

We’re searching for our next communications specialist – a proven writer and multi-format communicator to work within our energy sector. You are passionate and knowledgeable about pressing issues like the future of the U.S. electrical grid and using technology to positively impact climate change. You are a strong writer, driven by deadlines, and have a keen eye for details. Experience in energy and the environment Is a plus

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the account lead and project team
  • Develop communications products (presentations, overviews, program summaries, web copy, diagrams, illustrations, etc.) for an integral Department of Energy office
  • Support the creation of high-impact communications artifacts (e.g., website content management, slide library, documents, blog postings)
  • Coordinate with government officials, subject matter experts, technical experts, and industry thought leaders on energy communications materials
  • Work with the teams supporting the contract to ensure projects are completed on time and within scope; stepping in and leading tasks as necessary
  • Handle weekly and monthly client reporting
  • Employ the full range of communications tools including digital, social, visual, presentations, and written remarks

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • U.S. citizenship (Required by Federal government for the position)
  • Ability to obtain a public trust clearance (contractual requirement)
  • Bachelor's degree required

Professional Skills:

  • Microsoft Office expertise and skills (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated experience delivering communications materials to explain and describe complex, research, scientific, or engineering concepts
  • High attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities with minimal oversight
  • Experience working comfortably in a demanding, deadline-oriented environment
  • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver; can-do attitude and willingness to jump in where needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within energy, sustainability, and/or cybersecurity sectors
  • Public relations or ad agency experience, or experience working within a communications department of an organization

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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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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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