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San Juan, Puerto Rico
JOB #R2204790

CDBG Program Manager - Disaster Management

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 work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

Learn more about our Disaster Management work and colleagues here.

In response to ICF's Disaster Management growth, we are currently seeking a CDBG Program Manager to join us immediately. This is a full-time benefits-eligible position located in our new office space in Cupey, Puerto Rico.

As a Program Manager you will:

  • Lead the development, coordination, and operation of various large, complex CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT funded programs

  • Serve as the direct interface with state/local client agencies, including high-level elected and appointed officials, as well as senior program staff. 

  • Lead coordination and control over execution of all program’s activities, schedule, budget and scope.

  • Lead all necessary high profile, program-wide public presentations and meetings, subrecipient meetings and government or non-government stakeholders’ meetings  

  • Lead, coordinate and evaluate performance of all project staff   

  • Monitor program performance status and establish necessary tools for control over programs results   Maintain a complete understanding of all applicable program policies, requirements, procedures, guidelines; and shall possess knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements for CDBG-DR/MIT and similar programs/projects.

  • Ensure all program participants, including subrecipients, vendors, and stakeholders are aware of any policy changes  

  • Manage multiple subcontractors simultaneously.   

  • Serve as the key project interface with ICF leadership, delivering updates on milestones/challenges, and using data-driven reporting and analysis to inform decisions

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of overall program management experience   

  • 10 years of CDBG-DR, housing, community development, or related fields

  • Experience with or understanding of HUD’s CDBG-DR and/or MIT programs  

  • Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products.   

  • Willingness to work in Puerto Rico

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)   

  • Demonstrated success in program execution, client relationships, and profitability  

  • Proven track record of leading a team and accomplishing successful business result

  • Experience with state and local governments, and the types of initiatives necessary to help them rebuild their economy and culture following significant disruptions, such as natural disasters   

  • Demonstrated ability to internally monitor all program and project activities to ensure quality control and quality assurance and be prepared for Federal audits of program activities  

  •  Ability to formulate strategies to create new, creative approaches and profitable solutions

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) 

These jobs are Section 3 eligible job opportunities. 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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

Carolina, PR (PR05)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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