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Public Policy Specialist, Regulatory Policy
Are you looking to work on current and emerging policy issues? Do you want to apply your education and experience to help government agencies improve the way they develop and implement regulations, policies, and programs? Our Regulatory, Policy & Economics (RPE) line of business has over 30 years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and improvement of federal programs and is seeking a policy analyst to join them.
Join our multidisciplinary team of regulatory specialists, policy analysts, economists, and attorneys who combine research and analysis skills to solve unique public policy challenges through innovative, accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services. Our dynamic work environment involves working on multiple projects simultaneously, supporting a wide range of federal and state agency clients, and providing a broad array of support services.
This full-time position will be located in Fairfax, VA in a hybrid work arrangement.
The Public Policy Specialist will employ strong research, policy analysis, and writing skills to contribute to rulemaking documents, stakeholder and public comment reports, policy papers and technical background documents. Duties also will include technical writing and editing, report production, and managing discrete tasks and small teams of staff to work toward a milestone or deliverable. The Public Policy Specialist will work within interdisciplinary teams supporting federal government clients who develop and implement regulatory programs affecting environmental and resource management issues, homeland security and immigration, transportation, nutrition, food/drug safety, workforce development, and other national priorities.
What you will do:
- Participating in short- and long-term engagements to support federal clients whose responsibilities are to develop policies and craft regulations that implement a desired policy, explain the rationale of the rulemaking to interested parties, and implement the regulatory requirements.
- Supporting federal agency efforts to transparently manage and analyze public comments received on proposed agency rules.
- Drafting, editing, and formatting federal agency rulemaking documents and developing/adapting style guides for new agency rulemakings.
- Supporting federal agency rulemaking workgroups by providing live document editing in meetings, tracking agency dispensation of reviewer comments, and other support, as needed
- Immersing oneself rapidly in varied projects for multiple clients.
- Providing verbal and written progress updates to project staff.
- Conducting research and synthesizing information from rulemaking documents, literature, and other technical reports.
- Drafting reports and presentations.
- Interacting with clients to understand and manage expectations and foster long-term client relationships.
- Bachelor's degree (in Public Policy, Political Science, or a related field) plus at least 3 years of related work experience in a professional services firm or related environment; OR a Master's in Public Policy or other related field of study plus up to 1 year of relevant work experience.
- Demonstrated experience/skills with technical writing, editing, and/or proofreading.
- U.S. Citizenship is required per federal contracts.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a moderate-level government security clearance from select government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.
- Strong attention to detail, with analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
- Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
- JD or equivalent degree with relevant work experience.
- Understanding of and experience with the federal rulemaking process
- Regulatory research skills.
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.
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