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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2301741

Senior Disaster Recovery Specialist - REMOTE

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference. Diversity & Inclusion, is simply who we are and what we do.


ICF seeks a self-motivatedSenior Disaster Recovery Specialist to be an integral member of our Housing and Community Development team in providing and supporting technical assistance and capacity building efforts for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development with a focus on Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding as part of the Community Compass program.

We are seeking a pro-active, team player able to work in a fast-paced environment who will be responsible for supporting a range of technical assistance engagements, providing direct guidance to grantees or federal partners, and developing products and training materials designed to help support federally-assisted disaster recovery and community development programs.

We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading and coordinating components of large and small technical assistance and training engagements to assist cities, counties, states, territories, and other entities receiving Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding in their design and implementation of recovery and resilience programs, including for housing, infrastructure, public services and economic development.

  • Providing advisory and consulting services to clients through one-on-one technical assistance, developing and delivering group training sessions, and creating products and materials specific to a given engagement and/or applicable nationally.

  • Delivering trainings on regulatory and grant-specific requirements, including but not limited to policies and procedures,  national objectives, procurement, coordination with other federal funding streams, labor standards, equity and engagement, fair housing. citizen participation, and overall compliance.

  • Provide project management services to engagements covering trainings, technical assistance and product development, including supporting subject-matter experts, managing budgets and timeliness, ensuring timely and quality project deliverables, communicating with TA recipients, and maintaining relationships with HUD.

  • Overseeing priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely, and cost-effective manner.

  • Performing quality control on products and tools to ensure accuracy, consistency, and compliance with regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Government, Planning or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of years of direct experience at a grantee or consulting firm that worked directly with CDBG-DR programs.

Additional Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of how housing, community and economic development, and disaster recovery programs are implemented at the state and/or local levels.

  • Understanding of HUD priorities and programs (e.g., HOME, CDBG) and cross-cutting requirements (e.g., fair housing) preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to advance equitable development in disadvantaged communities.

  • Experience in developing and implementing project/team processes.

  • Project and personnel management skills and experience.

  • Willingness to travel on occasion.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Team player with the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and consultants

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

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

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Comfort with a remote team environment



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 committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion

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:  Know Your Rights 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:

$56,467.00 - $95,993.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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