ICF International Jr Policy Specialist - Research Assistant in Fairfax, Virginia

Description:

Jr Policy Specialist - Research Assistant

Description

Transformation & Resiliency Solutions Sustainability & Management Services Division Fairfax, VA

_About ICF International_

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.

ICF offers a full range of services to assist clients who develop, promulgate, implement, and evaluate regulations and related environmental and energy programs. We offer a diversity of policy and economic support, such as estimating costs, benefits, and business impacts of regulations, policies, and programs. We also summarize and help develop responses to public comments, help draft regulatory language, provide outreach and training support, and evaluate program implementation. ICF s Regulatory, Economics, Environmental & Energy Services (R3E) line of business integrates legal, economic, engineering, and scientific research and analysis to solve unique public policy challenges.

_Job Description:_ To support our growth, we seek a Research Assistant to work in our Regulatory, Economics, Environmental & Energy Services (R3E) line of business. With more than 30 years of experience supporting the design, implementation, and improvement of federal and private sector programs, we support a wide range of clients at all levels of government and industry, including program offices across U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and Department of Labor, as well as state and local agencies, and private-sector clients.. R3E is composed of a multidisciplinary staff of policy analysts, economists, attorneys, business analysts, scientists, engineers, transportation analysts, emergency management specialists, and others.

Within R3E, Research Assistants contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. They have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, interact with experts and clients in the field, while building content knowledge and consulting skills. Research Assistants advance in our consulting practice or go on to outstanding graduate programs around the country.

This position will be located in Fairfax, VA and will be available in the spring and summer of 2017.

Qualifications

_Key Responsibilities:_ * Collecting and analyzing data

  • Reviewing literature and other technical reports

  • Solving quantitative and qualitative problems

  • Developing recommendations

  • Drafting reports and presentations

  • Operating economic models

  • Interacting with clients

_Basic Qualifications: _

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, environmental management, government, natural or physical science, political science, public policy, urban planning, or related subjects

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

_Preferred Skills/Experience:_

  • Experience in MS Excel and Access

_Professional Skills:_

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Strong quantitative and/or modeling skills

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center atwww.icfi.com/careers/

Location: /Virginia-Fairfax/

Requisition ID: /1600004610/