Climate Change Researcher - Data Analysis (Hybrid; Dec 2023 OR May 2024 Grad - Bachelors)

Nov 06, 2023

Arlington, VA (VA31)

ICF is at the forefront of preparing leading-edge technical and policy analyses, identifying resilience solutions, and implementing programs to decarbonize our economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and advance climate adaptation. 

ICF is hiring multiple positions to assist with research, data analysis, writing, and related activities to support our climate change work.  These positions will focus on greenhouse gas accounting and management, life-cycle and supply chain analyses, climate change adaptation and resilience, and supporting various clients with sustainability goal-setting and performance management.

Candidates must be comfortable conducting data-driven analyses and effectively communicating the findings.  Candidates must be strong critical thinkers, with the ability to help develop and customize approaches to data analysis to help meet the needs of a given project. This role may also require review of scientific literature.   

This is an entry-level position, intended for candidates who have 0-1 years of experience, are currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program with an upcoming graduation date before June 2024. Start dates vary between late 2023 and Summer 2024.  The entry salary will typically be in the low $60Ks, depending on qualifications.

This position will be based in ICF’s Crystal City office (Arlington, VA) with a hybrid work arrangement (i.e. minimum 2 days in the office; the other days may be remote or in the office).

 Basic qualifications:  

  • Currently completing a Bachelor’s degree (with graduation by June 2024) in Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Chemistry, Math, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Climate Science, Environmental Policy, or similarly related field.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated interest in climate change or sustainability topics.

  • Experience performing quantitative analyses;  managing and analyzing large datasets.

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, R, and/or Python.

  • The ability to use research and data to help “tell a story” and provide salient information with which our clients can make decisions.

  • Comfort reading and interpreting technical scientific information.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Candidates are encouraged to highlight, in their resume or cover letter, any experience with the following:  

  • Life-Cycle analysis  

  • Climate change adaptation topics  

  • Vulnerability or risk assessment  

  • Developing greenhouse gas inventories or estimating greenhouse gas reductions  

  • Decarbonization topics  

  • Climate change impacts, and resilience solutions, for the energy sector and utilities 

  • Experience communicating complex topics to general audiences


Working at ICF

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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:

$53,200.00 - $90,440.00

Arlington, VA (VA31)

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