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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, United States of America
JOB #R2103699

MULTI-SECTOR AND PLANNING GRANT MANAGER LEAD – 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 Multi-Sector and Planning Grant Manager Lead who will support government agencies in Puerto Rico on projects that aim to reduce the island’s future disaster risk. As Multi-Sector and Planning Manager Lead, 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 Multi-Sector and Planning Grant Manager Lead 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, housing, economic development, public service 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 leading the teams responsible for the implementation of HUD-funded mitigation programs related to planning
  • Provide subject matter and operations expertise in mitigation program design and implementation with a focus on planning
  • Provide planning and community engagement support for mitigation planning initiatives
  • Provide mitigation planning technical assistance in areas such as land use planning, hazard mitigation planning, comprehensive plan integration, and grant application development
  • Support stakeholder outreach and capability building, including developing and disseminating guidance documents, toolkits, training, and other materials
  • Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross-cutting Federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, etc.) and translating them into program implementation
  • Schedule and assign work and manage program staff
  • Work with staff to set up systems and interpret and apply federal regulations within those systems
  • Provide advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products
  • Develop written products and tools for grantee policies and procedures, program implementation, and design
  • Identify opportunities to improve and document processes
  • Ensure all assigned deliverables, areas of responsibility and files are complete and compliant
  • Assess and manage risk as it relates to ICF’s contractual requirements
  • Keep all parties informed of progress and any outstanding issues through clear and consistent communication and reporting

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Policy, Emergency Management, Natural Resource Management, or a related field
  • At least three (3) of direct experience in hazard resiliency, climate change or floodplain management and/or knowledge of hazard mitigation
  • At least three (3) years of hands-on experience with CDBG/CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT programs, regulations and implementation
  • Project and personnel management skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, empathy, and a cooperative attitude
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime, as necessary 

 Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Master's degree in Planning, Engineering, Emergency Management, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline
  • Experience working in a consulting firm, development organization, or public agency
  • Experience with FEMA hazard mitigation programs (e.g., Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning, National Flood Insurance Program, Mitigation Planning Program, and Hazard Mitigation Assistance)
  • Preparation of and/or review of community plans- comprehensive, master, resource management, storm water management, hazard mitigation, recovery, etc.)
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including engineers; planners; GIS professionals; federal, tribal, and state government officials; and the public
  • Knowledge of similar federally funded disaster recovery and mitigation programs
  • Experience delivering training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies
  • 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 www.icf.com/careers 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.

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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