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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, United States of America
JOB #R2103967

Deputy Mitigation Program Manager – HUD_ Disaster Recovery

Solving the world’s most complex challenges. At ICF we make BIG things happen. Let’s work together to help Hurricane survivors and communities recover and rebuild for future resilience.

ICF is seeking a Deputy Program Manager who will support government agencies in Puerto Rico on projects that aim to reduce the island’s future disaster risk. As Deputy Program Manager, you should have experience with and knowledge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Mitigation – (CDBG-MIT) and/or Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs as well as FEMA and other applicable federal disaster recovery and mitigation programs.

The Deputy Program Manager will work onsite with the Program Manager, senior ICF staff, subject matter experts, and others to assist the client with project management and implementation of infrastructure and resilience related activities to ensure smooth project performance. As such, this position requires you to maintain a complete understanding of all applicable program policies, requirements, and procedures within the established project guidelines and to know the regulatory and statutory compliance requirements for HUD funded programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Manager in providing overall leadership and collaborative solutions to teams responsible for the implementation of HUD-funded mitigation programs related to infrastructure & public, facilities, housing, economic development, planning or public services
  • Direct and coordinate all daily activities and resources, assessing risk and managing risk including schedule and assigning work, and managing program staff
  • Contact, manage relations and facilitate solutions-oriented collaboration with public officials for partner agencies, program subrecipients and other vendors
  • Review and ensure program compliance with HUD regulatory and statutory requirements and other crosscutting federal requirements
  • Coordinate various components that contribute to the project to ensure on-time delivery, ensuring that deadlines are met, and the highest quality deliverables are produced
  • Keep all parties informed of progress and any outstanding issues through clear and consistent communication and reporting
  • Provide all necessary support in the development, preparation, and submission of required deliverables to the client
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, improved communications, and management/implementation consistency

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in planning, engineering, architecture, law, economics, business administration, public administration, or related field
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience, and at least three (3) years of specific experience in federally funded infrastructure and resiliency related programs
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, empathy, and a cooperative attitude
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of similar federally funded disaster recovery and mitigation programs
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

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 to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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.

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A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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