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JOB #R2202841

Policy Analyst, Environmental Health

ICF’s Regulatory, Policy and Economics business portfolio at ICF 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 Transportation, Department of Agriculture, the American Lung Association, and various state and local clean air and water agencies. 

What You Will Be Doing:

As an Environmental Health 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. The bulk of your work will be on domestic regulatory issues, on topics related to environmental quality, risk management, and human and ecosystem health.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Supporting and eventually leading research and quantitative analyses, and conduct regulatory and policy analyses for clients.
  • Compiling and analyzing data to characterize baseline environmental conditions, reviewing and synthesizing scientific literature to characterize the impacts of pollutants on human and ecosystem health;
  • Developing and applying pollutant fate and transport and exposure models and other analytical methods to quantify policy effects;
  • Providing general program support.

You will work in collaboration with senior and junior staff within a multidisciplinary team that includes scientists, engineers, and economists. You will also have direct contact with clients and will contribute to expanding our business. 

What you must have (minimum qualifications):

  • Master's degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, public policy, or a related discipline, and outstanding academic record.
  • 1-2 years of experience in ecological and human health risk assessment, systems modeling, and programming/scripting data analyses.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and to apply a variety of technical skills and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a collaborative mindset and ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

What we'd like you to have (preferred qualifications)

  • PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Public Policy with environmental focus.
  • Prior consulting experience is highly desirable.
  • Preference will be placed on candidates with demonstrated proficiency or prior research or employment applying models and using analysis software and scripting language (e.g., R, Python) to analyze environmental data.
  • Knowledge of issues of environmental and natural resource regulation and policy, particularly as pertains to programs under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and other federal laws is also a plus.

Why you’ll love working here

  • Comprehensive health benefits and corporate wellness program
  • Competitive vacation and retirement plans
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • A diverse workforce that values equity and inclusion
  • Employee community networks to support a diverse, inclusive workplace
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities to meet your professional goals.




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.

Cambridge, MA (MA11)

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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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