Climate Change and Public Health Associate

Abt Associates

Rockville, MD, USA

Full time


May 20

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About the job

Job Description


Abt Associates seeks a public health expert with specialization in climate change to support national, state, local, and tribal governments. Specifically, this individual will join a team of professionals in developing and deploying climate change and energy strategies that help achieve public health goals, eliminate environmental racism, and promote environmental equity.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Conducts research and analyses of new and emerging climate-related health policies, initiatives, and cobenefits with a racial equity lens.

Provides expertise on public health policies, environmental equity, and environmental racism, and their intersection with climate change and clean energy strategies.

Coordinates direct engagement with federal and state government clients and actively represents government interests in project work with other stakeholders.

Manages complex projects with government clients.

Plays a leading role in internal Abt strategic planning and business development efforts.

Supports program design and implementation for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Agency for International Development, and other federal and state agencies.

Develops tools and resources to support analyses of public health and equity cobenefits of climate and energy solutions.

Preferred Skills/Prerequisites

Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice.

Experience evaluating equity and environmental justice considerations related to climate change and clean energy.

Experience developing or implementing public health programs that integrate climate change and clean energy solutions rooted in equity and environmental justice.

Expertise in public health impacts and benefits assessments.

Experience leading business development efforts, including market research, client engagement, opportunity capture, and proposal writing.

Experience engaging with diverse populations, specifically BIPOC communities, low to moderate income communities, and other communities that suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects of climate change and environmental racism.

Excellent communication and writing skills .

Strong familiarity with federal and state government policies and programs.

Skills to prioritize multiple responsibilities, learn in a changing environment, communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and be a strong team motivator.

Experience consulting with or working for federal and state government agencies.

Published peer review journal articles or agency reports with an emphasis on epidemiological and/or climate change research.

Minimum Qualifications

MPH/MA +7 years of relevant experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Background in public health, epidemiology, climate change, energy, environmental justice and equity, community resilience, or a related field.

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.

About Us

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.

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