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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Economics Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Job Responsibilities :

As an Economics 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 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.

  • 1+ year experience in MS Office applications, particularly Excel. Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and modeling approaches and scripting software (e.g., R, Stata, Python).

    Preferred qualifications:

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.

Professional skills:

  • 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.

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 ( .

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: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay 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 pay range for this position is :

$56,467.00 - $95,993.00

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About ICF

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .