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New York, New York, United States of America
Albany, New York, United States of America
JOB #R2204326

Program Manager - FEMA PA

ICF’s Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement recovery programs and deliver increased resilience after a disaster strikes. Our clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery and mitigation 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, sustainable community development, and workforce development.

ICF's Disaster Management division seeks a Program Manager FEMA PA professional who will lead a Grant Management Team and other FEMA PA specialist in New York.

The ideal candidate will be a proven Disaster Program Manager with a track record of superior execution and growth and will be responsible for ensuring that programs are positioned to optimize disaster grant resource allocation, build strong solutions to impacted areas, and provide strong risk management.

Key Responsibilities:

       Lead large, complex programs implementing major state and community-level post-disaster recovery efforts, including administering federal financial assistance such as FEMA Public Assistance (PA), FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) funds.

       Manage and administer the State Public Assistance / Hazard Mitigation / Individual Assistance / Recovery Finance Sections

       Develop policies and strategies ensuring assistance to State staff, counties, municipalities, individuals, and non-profit organizations

       Coordinate with State, Local, and Federal executives, leadership, and officials

       Establish and coordinate staffing requirements for active disaster Joint Field Office (JFO) operations

       Serve as the direct interface with state/local client agency, including high-level elected and appointed officials, as well as senior program staff

       Service specific business types and/or industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, retail or technology

       Manage technical and support staff and provide ongoing direction in the performance of assigned program

       Develop and monitor program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensure project outputs are delivered on schedule and within budget by tracking performance and expenditures

       Lead and coordinate the implementation of tools for program change management, risk management and quality assurance

       Establish milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems and obstacles and obtain solutions and necessary tools to for control over program results

       Prioritize workload and determine staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing.

       Work with functional management to maintain a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected program activities

       Lead, coordinate and evaluate performance of all staff

       Review reports and briefings prepared by staff for quality and compliance to contract requirements

       Lead discussions for program reviews and prepare and deliver formal briefings to the client or subrecipient on overall and specific program activities

       Comply with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties

       Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to successfully obtain program objectives


Experience & Skills:

       Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and at least ten (10) years of experience in program management, banking, accounting, lending practices, business administration and/or entrepreneurship sector or related field

       Demonstrated experience as a Program Manager managing large-scale, multi-million dollar disaster recovery or emergency management projects within the last 5 years

       Must have knowledgeable on the current provisions related to the Recovery Programs found in the Stafford Act, 44 CFR, and 2 CFR

       Be familiar in the use of FEMA Disaster Systems, including Grants Portal and the Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE) grant tracking programs

       Familiarity with program planning and using grants management and commercial lending and/or loan servicing systems

       Experience with grant management or loan underwriting or servicing

       Professional reputation for consistent excellence in delivering on client commitments, ensuring effective program and project quality review processes, and driving a customer satisfaction culture

       Experience with state and local governments, and the types of initiatives necessary to help them rebuild their economy and culture following significant disruptions, such as natural disasters

       Demonstrated ability to internally monitor all program and project activities to ensure quality control and quality assurance and be prepared for Federal audits of program activities

       Familiarity with program planning and using grants management and commercial lending and/or loan servicing systems

       Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products

       Ability to formulate strategies to create new, creative approaches and profitable solutions

       Demonstrated success in program execution, client relationships and profitability

       Proven track record of leading a team and accomplishing successful business results

       Ability to travel and/or relocate to a project site

Professional Skills:

       Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities

       Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics

       Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project Management Software)

       Bi-lingual in English and Spanish fluency or literacy

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

       Bachelor’s degree or higher education in Economic Development, Accounting, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Finance, Program Management or similar degree

       Knowledgeable in business operations and financial documents

       Experience in reviewing credit reports, business tax returns and financial statements

In accordance with the NYCHRL, based on the qualifications and experience required, the annual salary range for this position is $110,902.00 – $188,534.00  per year. For more information regarding our benefits, click here.

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.

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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$101,143.00 - $171,943.00

New York Remote Office (NY99)

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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