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24 Aug 2023

Full-Time Senior Policy Analyst, Water Infrastructure

Environmental Policy Innovation Center – Posted by lslaughter Anywhere

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Water Infrastructure Policy, the Senior Analyst will conduct insightful research to catalyze policy change. The analysis will support EPIC’s aims to eliminate disparities in funding and financing water infrastructure. This position will be expected to have or develop general expertise in water infrastructure funding and financing mechanisms and programs, particularly federal and state frameworks governing the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs). Specific areas of focus could include increasing investment in green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions; ensuring that underserved communities share in the economic benefits of investments in water infrastructure through workforce development opportunities and quality jobs; improving transparency, accountability, and public engagement in SRF policies and the development of SRF-funded projects; and policies and processes relating to the SRF application and award process to ensure underserved communities have equitable access to SRF funds. Improving federal and state policies to ensure the equitable allocation of SRF assistance to deliver on Justice40 objectives will be a central, cross-cutting theme across all of these areas. Nimbleness to provide rapid-response work on emerging issues at the state and federal levels will also be expected. The Senior Analyst will contribute to solutions that add significant value to the water sector.


● Conduct quick and insightful policy analysis

● Track developments on key executive, legislative, and administrative efforts related to water infrastructure funding and financing at the federal and state level

● Pull together and track data that can help us identify patterns, problems, barriers, and solutions that inform our programmatic vision and external policy recommendations

● Engage with water policymakers, advocates, and legislators at the state and federal level

● Develop and advance strategic responses to catalyze change

● Make frequent recommendations through expert testimonies and public comments

● Participate in work groups, webinars, convenings, coalitions, and public events

● Write reports, case studies, blogs, and grant reports


Ideal candidates will have:

●  Graduate degree (MBA, MS, MEM, MF, MPA or JD) preferred, but not required

●  5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: water, infrastructure, advocacy and organizing, public policy and administration, community partnerships

●  Passion for water equity and safe drinking water for all

●  Experience leading initiatives that require carrying forward a vision, strategic thinking, quick decision-making, and forming and sharing opinions on policy

●  Strong people and program management skills

●  Excellent communications skills

●  Ability to operate independently (and remotely) and as part of a team

We will prioritize candidates who can demonstrate the following, although it is not expected that any one candidate will be able to demonstrate all of these:

●  Strong writing skills

●  Creative thinking

●  Experience framing, developing, explaining, and successfully advocating policy reforms to advance equity and climate resilience

●  Understanding of State Revolving Fund policy frameworks or other water infrastructure funding and financing programs and mechanisms

●  Understanding of green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions

●  Understanding of workforce development in the context of infrastructure investments

●  Data and quantitative analysis skills

● Network of contacts in the water sector or government agencies


This position normally requires national travel to meetings, conferences, and other events several times a year. Work other than travel is done either in an office environment at EPIC’s Washington, DC office or at the candidate’s home office.

Salary range

$75,000-$90,000 annually, based on experience and qualifications


EPIC offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision care, 401k contributions, and four weeks of paid time off.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should please send an email to Lilly Slaughter at [email protected] with “Senior Policy Analyst, Water Infrastructure - SRFs” in the subject line. Please include a resume and a cover letter, labeled with your last name followed by the document type (e.g. “Ibrahim_Resume”). EPIC is also in the process of hiring a Senior Policy Analyst, Lead Service Line Replacement, a position with similar qualifications. If you are interested in being considered for both positions, please indicate in your cover letter. There is no need to apply twice. We plan to review applications through the middle of September and are aiming to bring someone on board by October.

We believe that including more people from a broad diversity of backgrounds, including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people, is essential for achieving our vision. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Job Categories: Water. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Clean Water, drinking water, Environmental Policy, SRF, and Water policy. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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