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San Juan, Puerto Rico
JOB #R1803153

Special Inspector - Disaster Recovery CDBG-DR Puerto Rico

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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 Special Inspector 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 Special Inspector assesses special cases of work non-compliance and complaints as related to housing recovery programs. The Special Inspector will also assist in damage assessments requiring special engineering considerations for out of the ordinary conditions that may require specialized knowledge and attention to determine if repairs can or cannot be performed in a way that assures overall safety and integrity of the structures.

Key Responsibilities: 

The Special Inspector duties are:

·       Inspecting job sites to assesses special cases of work non-compliance and complaints

·       Investigating complaints from owners, workers, and neighbors on construction activity funded by the housing recovery programs

·       Identifying patterns of noncompliance by specific contractors

·       Identifying fraudulent activity by owners, contractors, staff and others

·       Completing damage assessments on sites with special engineering requirements

·       Rendering judgments on what construction activity can be completed safely on a given site

The Special Inspector must be a licensed professional engineer in compliance with Puerto Rico’s Act Number 173 of August 12, 1988.

Basic Qualifications: 

·       10 years of construction inspections experience

·       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)


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