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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2203570

Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist

Are you looking to work on current and emerging policy issues, particularly those related to immigration policy?  Do you want to apply your education and experience to help government agencies improve the way they develop and implement immigration-related regulations, policies, and programs? 
 ICF's Regulatory, Policy and Economics Group seeks a Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on immigration-related topics and programs.

Ideal candidates will combine a detail-oriented approach and effective organizational capabilities, excellent verbal and interpersonal skills, and equally strong research, policy analysis, and writing skills to work with our clients in the Department of Homeland Security to support their development and implementation of policies and programs. 

What you will do:
•    Interact directly with clients within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
•    Provide direct client support on varied immigration-related tasks and projects
•    Draft and edit regulatory documents (e.g., policy directives, notices, rulemaking documents, briefings, presentations) under client direction and for client review
•    Attend intra-agency meetings and working groups
•    Provide verbal and written progress updates to client and ICF staff•    Provide other administrative support to DHS, as requested

Minimum qualifications:
•    Master's degree (in Public Policy, Social Science, Public Administration, or a related field) or equivalent (e.g., law degree/JD), plus 2+ years of relevant work experience
•    Understanding of and experience with the federal rulemaking process
•    2+ years of work experience in policy research/analysis, regulatory/policy development, program management
•    U.S. Citizenship is required per federal contracts
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a moderate-level government security clearance from select government agencies, including DHS
•    Willingness to locate and work in the Washington DC area
•    Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
•    Strong attention to detail, with analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
•    Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks 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) and Adobe

Preferred qualifications:
•    Expertise in and/or understanding of DHS-wide immigration-related laws, regulations, policies, programs, and operations•    Regulatory research skills

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.

Depending on the client's requirements, the position will be in either Washington, DC, or Fairfax, VA (with flexibility for telework considered).


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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The salary range for Colorado is -


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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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