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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104956

Technical Editor (Public 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 wide range of support services. This full-time position will be located in Fairfax, VA and is available immediately.    

Job Responsibilities:

Ideal candidates 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, as well as report production.  This candidate will work within interdisciplinary teams supporting federal government clients who develop and implement regulatory programs affecting the environment, homeland security and immigration, transportation, workforce development, nutrition, and food/drug safety, and other national priorities.

What you’ll 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
  • Drafting and editing federal agency rulemaking documents and developing/adapting style guides for new agency rulemakings
  • Supporting federal agency efforts to transparently manage and analyze public comments received on proposed agency rules
  • Immersing oneself rapidly in varied projects for multiple clients
  • Providing verbal and written progress updates to project staff
  • Synthesizing information from rulemaking documents, literature, and other reports
  • Developing recommendations
  • Interacting with clients to understand and manage expectations and foster long-term relationships 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, plus 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Technical editing experience
  • 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
  • Willingness to locate and work in the Washington DC area
  • Strong analytical, writing, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
  • Detail-oriented and team-oriented approach
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters degree, plus 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of and experience with the federal rulemaking process




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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Public Policy

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