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San Juan, Puerto Rico
JOB #R2001720

Senior CDBG - DR Grant Manager - Puerto Rico

The ICF Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement recovery programs and deliver increased resilience after a disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, planning and preparedness, technical assistance and training, strategic communications and outreach, compliance and monitoring, implementation, and performance measurement and evaluation. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery and mitigation programs. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on related issues such as energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, financial literacy, sustainable community development, and workforce development. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals to pursue their passions and generate results.   

Are you interested in helping Puerto Rico create communities that are more resilient in the face of future disasters? Join the ICF team and make a difference! Our growing Disaster Management Division makes BIG things happen every day. ICF is seeking Senior CDBG-DR Grant Managers  to help local governments and nonprofits (subrecipients) manage federal grants and carry out strategic and high-impact activities to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses in its communities. 

As a Senior CDBG-DR Grant Manager, 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. You will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise in infrastructure and community development projects to assist with the successful implementation of mitigation and recovery projects associated with Puerto Rico’s Infrastructure and Multi-Sector CDBG-DR funding. You will work with senior staff, other experts, outside contractors, and junior staff to develop and implement policies and procedures for Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts and build systems and processes to speed recovery efforts. Responsibilities may also include serving as an expert on policy, regulatory and operations issues, developing written materials, providing training and technical assistance, and working directly with the client and subrecipients to provide application and project management support services. This is a position that requires the ability to think on one’s feet and adjust to an ever-changing environment.   

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide subject matter and operations expertise in disaster recovery program and project implementation.  
  • Work as part of a team providing expert services to support recovery and resilience efforts with a focus on infrastructure, community development and financial management.  
  • Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross cutting federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, etc.) and translating them into the implementation of projects.  
  • Help refine program procedures and processes for implementation.  
  • Be available to interpret and apply the regulations within the context of these systems.    
  • Provide training and technical assistance to local government and nonprofit staff in CDBG-DR programs, cross-cutting federal requirements, financial management and documentation requirements.   
  •  Provide advisory and consulting services to subrecipients through training sessions and one-on-one conversations during on-site visits.  
  • Develop written products and tools for presentations, policies and procedures, program implementation, and design.  
  • Provide training to large groups on program and federal requirements.  

Basic Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics or a related discipline.  
  • 10+ years experience in federal infrastructure or community development programs  
  • Experience in providing training and technical assistance in the field of infrastructure, economic development, financial management, cross-cutting federal requirements, and/or community development.  
  • Professional licenses and/or certifications valid in Puerto Rico.   
  • 5+ years of in-depth and hands-on knowledge of CDBG/CDBG-DR programs, regulations, and implementation preferred.  
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel including use of advanced formulas, charts, and formatting to create polished and “client ready” deliverables.  
  • Willingness to travel approximately 75% depending on role and project needs.  

Preferred Skills/Experience:   

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and exhibit a high level of professionalism in all communications  
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices   
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary  
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish fluency or literacy preferred  

This job is a Section 3 eligible job opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals that are low income and/or living in Public Housing.  


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.

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.

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