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Mitigation and Resilience Specialist

Company: ICF
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for helping build communities that are are more resilient to disasters? Interested in growing your career in the mitigation and urban planning areas? Join ICF's Disaster Management team today! ICF's Disaster Management (DM) Division is growing and we are seeking a Mitigation and Resilience Specialist who will support projects nation-wide related to hazard mitigation grant programs, floodplain management, and hazard mitigation/resilience planning. The Disaster Management Division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement policies and programs to promote increased resilience to disasters and long-term housing, economic and infrastructure recovery after disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, planning and preparedness, technical assistance and training, strategic communications and outreach, compliance and monitoring, and performance measurement and evaluation. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery 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, and workforce development. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results. This professional position is responsible for state and local program management activities. The successful candidate will provide services related to FEMA hazard mitigation, community resiliency, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations. ICF seeks a team-oriented individual and will work alongside colleagues and clients to deliver quality projects and programs. This is a remote-based position with preference given to the following location: Louisiana, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. To learn more about our work visit - Key Responsibilities + Support ICFs hazard mitigation practice, specifically projects related to FEMAs Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. + Support the identification and development of eligible, technically feasible, cost-effective, and EHP compliant hazard mitigation projects. + Provide policy and program management guidance to clients related to federal and state disaster assistance. + Assist with business development activities, including supporting special initiatives, market research, and proposal development. + Develop written products and tools for policies, program design and implementation, including the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs). + Project/task delivery in collaboration with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. Basic Qualifications + Bachelors degree in Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar field + 2+ years of experience leading and participating in stakeholder outreach and engagement + 2+ years of experience with FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMGP/FMA/BRIC) programs, including grant application development and grant management + Ability to travel up to 20% as needed based on current and prospective clients. Preferred Qualifications + Masters degree in Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar field + 2+ years of experience with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) floodplain management regulations + Experience in benefit-cost analysis, loss avoidance assessment, and the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) + Experience with FEMA Public Assistance (PA) (including 406 and 428) and/or HUD CDBG-DR/MIT + Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and FEMAs Hazus + ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Professional Skills + Ability to formulate creative and strategically oriented approaches and solutions, demonstrated success in project execution and maintaining client relationships. + Ability to manage complex tasks, meet tight deadlines, and deliver quality work products. + Strong written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking skills, and integrity, and ethics. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). 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 youre seeking to make a difference in the world, visit /careers to find your next career. ICFtogether for tomorrow. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy (/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) . Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities 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 ( . Texas Remote Office (TX99)Need help? We're here: About ICF ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at .

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