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Austin, Texas, United States of America
JOB #R2203124

Lead Buyout Specialist

Are you interested in helping Texas 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. 

We are seeking a Lead Buyout Specialist to support application reviews as part of a Voluntary Buyout Program administered by the Texas General Land Office As a Buyout Grant Manager, you will work closely with other members of the team including: the Program Manager, senior ICF staff, and subject matter experts to clearly communicate information regarding applicant engagement, community outreach, and file review and processing.

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position in Austin, TX.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Master policies and procedures governing Texas’ voluntary buyout recovery program  

  • Work closely with program leadership, staff, and applicants to ensure that applicants fully understand program requirements and are frequently updated on application and grant progress throughout the case management process. 

  • Gather, scan, and store required program eligibility and other required information in electronic databases and case management systems 

  • Prepare letters to applicants and other required program documents  

  • Communicate with applicants by phone, email and in-person to communicate program requirements and case status 

  • Ensure all hard copy and automated files are updated and maintained in strict accordance with established policies and procedures 

  • Interact with project lead and staff from local, state and federal government agencies 

  • Support public outreach events and off-site applicant meetings 

  • Provide tracking and reporting information on cases progressing from intake to closeout 

  • Manage multiple priorities and to work limited overtime, as necessary. 

  • Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross cutting Federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, etc.) and translating them into the implementation of the programs.

  • Help refine program procedures and processes for implementation.

  • Be available to interpret and apply the regulations within the context of these systems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of work experience with grant management or disaster recovery related work 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat. 

  • Ability to learn, analyze, and understand complex documents such as tax returns, property deeds, insurance, and other real state and demolition related documents. 

  • Demonstrated ability to review documents at a close level of detail and catch subtle differences. 

  • Experience in analyzing information and problem-solving. 

  • A flexible schedule that can accommodate some evening or weekend work as may be required. 

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 2+ years direct experience in the field of affordable housing, buyouts, economic development, and/or community development.

  • 2+ years of in-depth and hands-on knowledge of the CDBG/CDBG-DR programs, regulations, and implementation.

  • Experience in reviewing details of a property deed, title or appraisal. 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

This job is a Section 3 eligible job opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals who 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.

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.

Austin, TX (TX18)

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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