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Public Policy Analyst
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 provide innovative, accurate, timely, and high-quality analyses and support services. 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 Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Department of Interior, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This full-time position will be located in Cambridge, MA, or Reston, VA (with flexibility for telework considered) and is available immediately.
As Policy Analyst, you will provide applied research and consulting services in support of national-level programs focused primarily on addressing a range of environmental, transportation safety, and natural resources management issues. You will provide a wide range of support services to improve the effectiveness of regulatory and non-regulatory programs and assess their costs, benefits, and economic impacts.
Specific duties may include:
- Analyzing and synthesizing information from rulemaking documents, literature, or other technical reports to support program design or implementation.
- Performing cost-benefit, statistical/econometrics, or other quantitative analyses to assess industry response to changing regulatory requirements.
- Developing analytical methods, databases, and models (e.g., in Excel, R) to quantify costs, benefits, or other regulatory impacts.
- Drafting and editing federal agency rulemaking documents.
- Providing other general program support.
The bulk of your work will be on domestic regulatory issues. You will work in collaboration with senior and junior staff within a multidisciplinary team that includes economists, scientists, and engineers. You will also have direct contact with clients and will contribute to expanding our business.
Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of relevant work experience (or a Master’s degree) in economics, public policy, engineering, or a related discipline with strong quantitative skills and an outstanding academic record.
As this is a client-facing role, excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Very strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently and to apply a variety of technical skills and innovative thinking to solve problems.
Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects concurrently under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and modeling approaches and scripting software (e.g., R, Stata, Python).
Demonstrated skills (through employment or academic coursework) in the following areas: the federal rulemaking process; policy and regulatory analysis methods; working with economic, environmental, and/or survey data; federal environmental, natural resource, and transportation safety regulations.
Prior consulting experience is highly desirable.
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.
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