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Abt Associates Environmental Regulatory Specialist (Remote flexibility) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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 environmental programs focused on climate change, clean energy, and other areas of important national interest.

Key Roles & 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.

Preferred Skills/Prerequisites

  • 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, greenhouse gas emissions, oil or hazardous substance spill mitigation and clean up, or toxic substances. 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 Clean Air 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $91,000 to $135,000 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis. 

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.

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

The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.