ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Housing Grant Manager Lead – CDBG-MIT - United States Virgin Islands (USVI) in Des Moines, Iowa
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ICF’s Disaster Management Division is seeking a Housing Grant Manager Lead who will support government agencies in the US Virgin Islands on projects that aim to reduce the island’s future disaster risk. As Housing Grant 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 Housing 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 housing 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.
Assist the Program Manager in leading the teams responsible for the implementation of HUD-funded mitigation programs related to housing
Provide subject matter and operations expertise in mitigation program design and implementation with a focus on housing
Provide guidance and expertise on Federal regulations (CDBG-DR, cross-cutting Federal requirements, Duplication of Benefits, URA, Davis Bacon, Section 3, 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
Ensure that deadlines are met, and the highest quality deliverables are produced
Provide all necessary support in the development, preparation and submission of deliverables to the client
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Planning, Public Policy, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field
At least three (3) years of direct experience in federally funded affordable housing, infrastructure, economic development, community development and/or resiliency related programs
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
Experience in at least one of the following:
Demonstrated expertise in single-family recovery programs including rehabilitation, reconstruction, elevation, and construction management for single-family programs
Expertise in other housing programs including but not limited to homeowner assistance program (HAP), buyout/acquisition, small rental repair, and multifamily new construction
Expertise in programs that support the eligibility determination of housing programs, including but not limited to case management, environmental review, damage assessments and site-specific environmental reviews
Master's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Government, or a related discipline
Experience working in a consulting firm, development organization, or public agency
Knowledge of similar federally funded mitigation and disaster recovery programs
Experience delivering training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies
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.
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