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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Houston, Texas, United States of America
JOB #R2103588

Grants Specialists - Disaster Management

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’s growing Disaster Management division is assembling an outstanding team equipped to offer expert advisory services, bringing the strength of past performance and a hand’s on integrated multidisciplinary approach. Join the ICF team and help make a difference.

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.

In response to ICF's Disaster Management growth and Hurricane IDA related efforts, we are currently seeking Grants Specialists to join us immediately. In this position you will review Request for Reimbursement (RFR) or Request for Advance (RFA) that have been assigned for ensure relevant documentation is provided and in compliance in order to make the recommendation.

Role and Responsibilities:  

• Review of the current obligated project worksheet for validation of the eligible scope of work and cost.
• Validation of the submitted procurement, invoice and supporting documentation against the project worksheet scope of work to ensure alignment.
• Participate in meetings with sub-recipients to establish initial assessment of proposed recovery projects and activities 
• Assist with preparing project descriptions and services from project formulation to close out and disaster recovery efforts
• Provide disaster recovery and grant monitoring services to sub-recipients involving all aspects of the FEMA grant program
• Research and review relevant regulations and policies that support eligibility or denial
• Interact with technical team as necessary to discuss concerns or challenges with recommendations
• Keep Unit Lead, Team Lead & Operations Manager informed on issues, problems & resolutions
• Superior customer service skill set, ability to listen, facilitate and negotiate problems• Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

•   2+ years experience in Accounting, Finance and/or Auditing•   2+ years experience with MS Office (Word, Excel)

Preferred Skills:

•   Prior experience FEMA

•   Experience with grant management 

Professional Skills:

•    Strong analytical skills
•    Strong organization skills•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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.

Louisiana Remote Office (LA99)

Who is ICF?

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

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.