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Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
JOB #R2101351

Mitigation and Resilience Specialist

Do you have a passion for helping build communities that are are more resilient to disasters? Interested in growing your career in the mitigation and urban planning areas? Join ICF's Disaster Management team today!

ICF's Disaster Management (DM) Division is growing and we are seeking a Mitigation and Resilience Specialist who will support projects nation-wide related to hazard mitigation grant programs, floodplain management, and hazard mitigation/resilience planning. The Disaster Management Division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement policies and programs to promote increased resilience to disasters and long-term housing, economic and infrastructure recovery after disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, planning and preparedness, technical assistance and training, strategic communications and outreach, compliance and monitoring, and performance measurement and evaluation. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery programs. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on related issues such as energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, financial literacy, and workforce development. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

This professional position is responsible for state and local program management activities. The successful candidate will provide services related to FEMA hazard mitigation, community resiliency, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations. ICF seeks a team-oriented individual and will work alongside colleagues and clients to deliver quality projects and programs.

This is a remote-based position with preference given to the following location: Louisiana, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.

To learn more about our work visit - http://https://www.icf.com/work/disaster-management

Key Responsibilities

  • Support ICF’s hazard mitigation practice, specifically projects related to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program.

  • Support the identification and development of eligible, technically feasible, cost-effective, and EHP compliant hazard mitigation projects.

  • Provide policy and program management guidance to clients related to federal and state disaster assistance.

  • Assist with business development activities, including supporting special initiatives, market research, and proposal development.

  • Develop written products and tools for policies, program design and implementation, including the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Project/task delivery in collaboration with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar field

  • 2+ years of experience leading and participating in stakeholder outreach and engagement

  • 2+ years of experience with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMGP/FMA/BRIC) programs, including grant application development and grant management

  • Ability to travel up to 20% as needed based on current and prospective clients.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar field

  • 2+ years of experience with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations

  • Experience in benefit-cost analysis, loss avoidance assessment, and the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS)

  • Experience with FEMA Public Assistance (PA) (including 406 and 428) and/or HUD CDBG-DR/MIT

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and FEMA’s Hazus

  • ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Professional Skills

  • Ability to formulate creative and strategically oriented approaches and solutions, demonstrated success in project execution and maintaining client relationships.

  • Ability to manage complex tasks, meet tight deadlines, and deliver quality work products.

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

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

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 www.icf.com/careers 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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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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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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