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San Juan, Puerto Rico
JOB #R1803151

Safety Officer - Disaster Recovery CDBG-DR Puerto Rico

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SAFETY OFFICER - Disaster Recovery - Puerto Rico

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 is seeking a Disaster Recovery Safety Officer who will support government agencies in Puerto Rico in managing federal grants for long-term recovery from 2017 hurricanes. As part of the growing Disaster Management Division, the position involves promoting housing recovery using U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. Working with a team of construction specialists, the Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring safe practices on job sites through inspections and training in construction safety practices.

Key Responsibilities: 

The Safety Officer duties are to develop, monitor, and implement health and safety policies that will ensure that program follow health and safety laws and regulations, and to reduce or prevent hazards, dangers, and accidents.

·       Conduct spot inspections at projects to identify potential hazards

·       Assess the hazard risk

·       Report risks

·       Enforce compliance with policies and regulations

Basic Qualifications: 

·       5 years of experience as a Safety Officer on construction on construction projects

·       OSHA 30 hour training Certificate in Construction (minimum)

·       HUD CDBG programs exposure

·       Some Direct CDBG – DR experience or exposure to disaster recovery

·       Excellent communication and customer service skills and exhibit a high level of professionalism in all communications.

·       Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English

·       Language Proficiency: bilingual preferred, Spanish and English

·       Knowledge and experience with personal computers in a Microsoft Windows-based environment.

·       Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

 Preferred Skills/Experience: 

·       Exposure to operating and monitoring federally-funded programs

·       Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

·       Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·       Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, empathy, and a cooperative attitude

Professional Skills: 

·       Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)


Puerto Rico Remote Office (PR99)

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