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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Houston, Texas, United States of America
JOB #R2103558

Senior Construction Specialists

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 hiring Sr. Construction Specialists to provide leadership to staff and Sub-Recipients for the implementation of the FEMA Public Assistance Programs. Expected to be in Baton Rouge at least 1 week in a month and as needed.

Provide comprehensive disaster recovery guidance to staff and sub-recipients involving all aspects of the FEMA Public Assistance Programs with special emphasis on interfacing insurance claims with the FEMA Public Assistance Program.

  • Provide supervision to Disaster recovery staff and assisting the assistant Project Manager as required.

  • Guide the staff through the process of completing grant related tasks in the areas of Federal Disaster Recovery policies, FEMA Public Assistance Program, Insurance, 406 Hazard Mitigation, CDBG-DR,  disaster recovery compliance and other federal grant programs.

  • Perform tasks associated to all phases of Disaster Recovery

  • Facilitate disaster recovery efforts from project formulation through project closeout.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or a high school diploma with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in federal grant administration.  

  • 5 years’ experience in disaster recovery providing leadership and implementation for federal grant activities related to the FEMA Public Assistance Programs.

  • 5+ years experience with the FEMA Cost Estimating Format methodology, cost reasonableness analyses, and current building construction codes and standards

  • 5+ years experience quantifying materials, labor, and tool/equipment needs and calculating the cost thereof utilizing established standards, such as, RS Means

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills, with experience writing technical guidance or procedures

  • Skill in managing multiple projects and stakeholder interests with timeliness, accuracy, and quality

  • Excellent analytical and qualitative strategic thinking capabilities and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrable analytical rigor and good judgement under pressure.


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.

Louisiana Remote Office (LA99)

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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