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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R1802558

Senior Consultant – Disaster Recovery

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.

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.

Solving the world’s most complex challenges. At ICF we make BIG things happen. Let’s work together to help Hurricane victims and communities recover and re-build for future resilience. ICF’s growing Disaster Management division is assembling an outstanding team equipped to offer expert advisory services, bring the strength of past performance and a hand’s on integrated multidisciplinary approach. Join the ICF team and help make a difference.

ICF seeks an experienced senior professional to serve as a subject matter expert within the Disaster Management division. The Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement policies and programs to promote increased resilience to disasters and to promote long-term recovery in housing, economic revitalization, and infrastructure after disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management, technical assistance, training, performance measurement and evaluation, website development, and adult learning. Clients include HUD, HHS, and USDA among others. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on issues related to energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery, financial literacy, job training, and others. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

As a subject matter expert, you should have in-depth experience with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs as well as other applicable Federal disaster recovery programs. You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of disaster recovery projects and programs and providing strategic consulting support to housing and community development agencies throughout the United States that are implementing CDBG-DR funded disaster recovery programs. You will work onsite with senior staff, other experts, outside contractors, and junior staff to develop and implement policies and procedures for post-disaster recovery efforts. Responsibilities may also include serving as an expert on policy and regulatory issues, developing written materials, managing staff, providing training and technical assistance, and working directly with the client to provide advisory/consulting services. This is a senior level position requires the ability to think on one’s feet and adjust to an ever changing environment. 

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Provide subject matter expertise in disaster recovery program design and implementation, as well as pre-disaster risk mitigation measures.
•    Work as part of a team providing expert services to support housing and community development and disaster recovery efforts.
•    Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross cutting Federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, etc.) and translating them into the implementation of the programs.
•    Help refine program procedures and processes for implementation.
•    Work with staff to set up systems, be available to interpret and apply the regulations within the context of these systems.
•    Provide training and technical assistance in the field of housing, economic development, and/or community development.
•    Help implement CDBG-DR funded programs.
•    Provide advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products.•    Develop written products and tools for grantee policies and procedures, program implementation, and design.

Basic Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or a related discipline.
•    Disaster recovery experience.
•    10+ years direct experience in providing training and technical assistance in the field of affordable housing, economic development, and/or community development.
•    10+ years of in-depth and hands-on knowledge of the CDBG/CDBG-DR programs, regulations, and implementation preferred. 
•    Experience with creation of housing and community development subject-related materials, such as training and technical assistance tools, presentations, handouts, etc.
•    Solid knowledge of how housing and community development programs are implemented at the state and local level.  
•    Project and personnel management skills. •    Willingness to travel approximately 25-100% depending on role and project needs.

Preferred Skills/Experience: 
•    Master's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or a related discipline.
•    Experience working in a consulting firm, development organization, or public agency preferred.
•    Experience delivering training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies.•    Business development, sales, fundraising, and/or proposal experience. 

Professional Skills: 
•    Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
•    Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities. 
•    Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. •    Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel). 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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 and Pay Transparency Statement. 

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

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