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Senior CDBG Specialist - Remote
Ready to grow your financial career in an environment where your work has an immediate impact on the community you live in?
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.
ICF is seeking a Senior CDBG Specialist with experience in disaster recovery, public finance, or similar work to support disaster recovery work in Austin, Texas. This is an opportunity to be a part of a project management team that is making a significant impact on behalf of state recovery operations working to optimize disaster grant resource management.
This is a remote-based position.
What you will be doing:
Working in a custom-built disaster recovery database to track funding, project progress, and develop customized reporting tools.
Reviewing federal reimbursement documentation to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.
Populating a database with important data for the long-term management of the State’s disaster recovery grants.
Maintain and determine the accuracy and reliability of agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund, appropriation, expense and revenue collection records, and ensures agency assets are accounted for properly.
Reporting variances and recommend adjustments to accounting data to match actual activity.
Providing technical assistance to the State on management of its disaster recovery grants.
Assist in creating internal financial operations, including accounting practices, billing and collections, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, back office systems, etc.
Monitor contractors providing services to the programs.
Support program performance reporting and analysis by generating performance reporting information and identifying areas for improvement.
Maintain systems and control necessary to provide accurate accounts of expenditures and budget balances for agency programs.
Developing or updating procedures for the proper administration of grant funds.
Experience and skills needed to be considered:
2+ years working on CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT programs, including CDBG-DR or CDBG-MIT and 2 CFR 200 requirements
1+ year experience working with large datasets or database systems
2+ years experience with Microsoft Excel (including the use of pivot tables and advanced formulas)
Familiarity with Dynamics 365 or Quickbase
Expert problem-solving capabilities and ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to unique circumstances
Self-motivated; ability to work independently
Excellent writing and presentation skills, with experience writing technical information clearly and concisely
These jobs are Section 3 eligible job opportunities. 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.
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