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Abt Associates Associate/Sr. Associate Regulatory Policy Strategist (Remote Flexibility) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable and sustainable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment and energy do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and freedom. We’ll enable your entrepreneurial spirit to design your work as you deem fit, balancing your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal wellbeing. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Associate to join its U.S. Domestic Division in providing regulatory support for environmental programs with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government clients. The candidate will support an interdisciplinary team conducting research in support of national-level programs focused on environmental protection, worker safety, and other areas of important national interest.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work with Federal Agencies, particularly the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in developing supporting documents for regulatory actions and generally supporting the regulatory process

  • Providing lifecycle support for regulatory development processes, including public comment support, technical support, document development, option selection, and finalization

  • Collaborate with Abt technical staff and program managers to support projects with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal and state agencies

  • Support the development and implementation of tools and resources applied to economic and regulatory analyses, including cost models

  • Manage projects, including budget management, staffing coordination, and client engagement

What We Value

  • Associate: Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of experience

  • Senior Associate: Master’s Degree + Thirteen years of relevant experience, or PhD + Eight years of experience

  • Required: experience supporting federal regulatory development efforts, either as a consultant or federal government employee

  • Required: background in environmental policy, economics, or regulatory policy

  • Preferred: experience in developing regulations related to environmental issues such as air or water pollution, toxic substances, oil or hazardous substance spill mitigation and clean up, or greenhouse gas emissions. Experience in environmental agencies like EPA, Department of Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Transportation, or NOAA/Department of Commerce is desirable

  • Familiarity with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and statutory authorities (e.g., the Toxic Substances Control Act), regulatory development processes, and key policies (including the Administrative Procedure Act)

  • Ability to work in team settings by communicating clearly, meeting deadlines, and exercising initiative to resolve complex challenges. Candidate must be able to work independently, completing complex tasks under indirect supervision where there is latitude for independent action and decision-making

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and analytical skills are essential

  • Experience managing projects for government clients

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $91,408.75 to $168,192.11 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location.  Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.  

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment. #LI-TS1