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Portland, Oregon, United States of America
JOB #R2003610

Hazard Mitigation Lead

ICF's Disaster Management division seeks a Hazard Mitigation Lead who will support FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation projects in Oregon following the recent wildfire and straight-line wind events. The Hazard Mitigation Lead will work onsite with the Project Manager to ensure the applicant’s recovery priorities are met and identify opportunities for mitigation funding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities for hazard mitigation under the Section 404 and Section 406 Hazard Mitigation Program

  • Review and compile information related to compliance with Section 428 of the Public Assistance Alternate Procedures Pilot Program

  • Provide technical assistance for mitigation project grant applications, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), PA, and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)

  •  Reviews PA (Stafford Act Section 406), HM grant program (Stafford Act Section 404), and other mitigation project applications

  • Conduct site visits in support of mitigation projects and application development

  • Support and collaborates with client, state, and FEMA in identifying, developing, and reviewing mitigation projects for eligibility and technical feasibility

  • Provide design and engineering analyses to help develop mitigation project scopes and cost estimates

  • Develop cost estimates for proposed mitigation projects

  • Review engineering/ architectural designs for the HM grant program to confirm sound mitigation techniques and compliance with policy guidelines

  • Provide technical assistance to local building code, land use, and floodplain management officials

  • Review, evaluate, and coordinate disaster-specific information, including engineering and analyses of disaster-impacted infrastructure 

  • Conduct benefit-cost analyses of HM proposals, including data collection, development of appropriate methodologies, and interpretation of results

  • Provide expertise on local and national building codes and mitigation project code compliance

  • Write technical reports presenting hydrologic/hydraulic, engineering, architectural, and hazard/risk study results


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 7+ years of FEMA project experience including implementing mitigation programs in a post-disaster environment

  • Strong knowledge of basic floodplain management applications and statistical methodologies

  • Demonstrated success in the development and review of HM project proposals

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience completing benefit-cost analysis for hazard mitigation proposals

  • Experience participating in community meetings about mitigation programs and their implementation

  • Experience with All Hazards mitigation including critical infrastructure (energy, water, gas, transportation), wildfires and earthquakes

Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics

  • Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project Management Software)


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 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 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.

Portland, OR (OR08)

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