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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. User Researcher (On-call/ Remote) in Frankfort, Kentucky

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference .

@ ICF Next Government , we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world. Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for a User Researcher .

The User Researcher must have strong client relationship management and project coordination skills to help lead and conduct user research projects and usability studies. You will work with clients and team members to discover and understand business requirements; design and carry out user research activities and engage end users in the design process; ensure a focus on content as a key part of the overall user experience; and play a key role in informing prototype design, testing ideas and synthesizing feedback from internal stakeholders and internal and external users. The successful candidate must be comfortable interfacing with clients and proactively speaking up to drive projects forward in a way that is tactful, thoughtful and collaborative. This role requires effective facilitation and communication abilities, both oral and written, as well as proven client engagement and resiliency skills.

This position is remote and can be based from anywhere within the United States.

As a User Researcher , you will:

  • Work collaboratively to understand user experience goals and gaps

  • Identify target audiences; create personas

  • Conduct heuristic reviews and competitive analyses

  • Develop usability test plans and conduct user research activities , especially interviews

  • Interview stakeholders and users to inform journey maps, user flows, as is vs. to be models, research plans, and prototype designs

  • Proactively communicate to manage client expectations, project plans and timelines

  • Participate in collaborative user-centered design initiatives across the company

    As a User Researcher , you will have:

  • 3 + years of experience in UX, CX, digital strategy, journalism, or a similar role

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, human-computer interaction, computer science, library science, or a related field

  • Demonstrated resiliency and experience in client-facing roles requiring tactful communications in fast-moving environments

  • Experience facilitating client sessions and user interviews, as well as creating research plans, moderator guides, personas, and recommendations reports

  • Ability to collaborate with teams in an agile setting and work across many workstreams

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a focus on attention to detail to produce client-ready reports and presentations

  • Talent for anticipating obstacles and risk in projects and proactively seeking solutions to mitigate them

  • Preferred experience with conducting usability testing with design prototypes or existing digital systems, as well as with information architecture testing methods such as card sorting or tree testing

  • This role is focused primarily on qualitative research, but special consideration will be given to candidates who also demonstrate proficiency with quantitative research methods such as survey design and data synthesis

  • Special consideration will be given to any candidates with federal government experience as a contractor or employee

    Job Location(s): This is a remote position (work times will primarily need to align with Eastern time zone due to client requirements) open to all U.S. citizens .

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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com 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 (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.