Job Location:
Fairfax, VA

Compensation Business Partner – Remote

ICF is looking for a collaborative and detail-oriented Compensation Business Partner who gets excited by complex compensation challenges and wants to make an impact. Ideal candidates will have a proven history of influencing their business partners with a combination of subject matter expertise, relationship-building abilities, and advanced analytical skills. This role is part of a dynamic team that collaborates in the development, implementation, optimization, maintenance, and communication of compensation programs that ensure alignment with ICF business strategy, goals, and objectives.

About this position:

  • Support a dedicated business group as the primary compensation point of contact, engaging as a consultant and advisor to proactively act on talent initiatives and providing end-to-end client service on compensation-related matters.

  • Build consultative and collaborative relationships with HR Business Partners, Recruiters, and business leaders on compensation programs and initiatives.

  • Develop and provide guidance on solutions for a wide variety of compensation matters, including job offers, out-of-cycle increases, promotions, retention agreements, etc., ensuring competitive, compliant, and cost-effective solutions.

  • Manage and support a variety of compensation related projects, processes and initiatives including annual compensation planning cycles, career framework leveling, FLSA exemptions, mergers and acquisitions and other ad hoc projects throughout the year.

  • Analyze and monitor fair and consistent application of compensation programs. Anticipate and answer questions that may arise based on your analyses.

  • Review compliance with applicable regulatory requirements regarding employee pay while staying up to date on current related legislation (FLSA, Equal Pay).

  • Support change management and communications associated with new program implementations. Continually improve and iterate on internal compensation projects and processes.

  • Perform analysis on effectiveness and equity of existing compensation programs and model potential impact of alternatives. Distill insights, convey findings and make recommendations.

  • Build and deliver robust compensation-related training, education materials and communications to client teams and stakeholders.

  • Provide direct support of Workday compensation activities, testing, validating, auditing, and reporting.



  • BA or BS degree

  • 6+ years of experience with working in a professional environment in a compensation role, including using critical thinking and critical analysis.

  • Strong understanding of job content, job analysis and salary benchmarking particularly in the technical services/government contracting/high technology industry sectors.

  • Strong working knowledge of compensation related policies, laws and regulations.

  • Excellent technical skills including advanced expertise in Excel, reporting and analytics.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with all levels of employees — including excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to hold a high degree of accuracy, confidentiality, and timeliness for completion of projects.


  • Continuous learning mindset; nurturing ideas, best practices, and external developed solutions.

  • A pro-active, forward-thinking approach to work; the ability to see the big picture, while managing details.

  • The ability to be comfortable and work independently in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment.

  •  Experience with presenting complex information to non-technical audiences.




Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.


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