Disaster Management Specialist

ICF International, Inc Fairfax , VA 22038

Posted 4 months ago

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. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

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. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

Solving the world's most complex challenges. 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.

ICF seeks a Disaster Management Specialist to support our disaster recovery projects, operations and business development activities experts within the Disaster Management division. 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 states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery programs. 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 our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

You will be responsible for providing operations and business development support to the overall Division as well as supporting the implementation of specific disaster recovery projects and programs throughout the United States.

Ability to relocate or already be living in the following locations is preferred:

  • Fairfax, VA

  • San Juan, PR

  • Austin, TX

  • Houston, TX

  • Sacramento, CA

  • Baton Rouge, LA

  • New Orleans, LA

  • Tallahassee, FL

  • Raleigh, NC

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation of structure, protocols, communications and governance documents for DM division

  • Support the maintenance of the DM SharePoint site

  • Support development of a comprehensive DM training curriculum

  • Support development of FEMA and HUD CDBG-DR templates, forms, P&Ps, etc.

  • Assist with operational improvement initiatives and address operational problems as they arise

  • Conduct market research

  • Track and providing updates on business development efforts

  • Work in coordination with corporate marketing on DM division marketing efforts including coordinating experts to attend conferences, write white papers, etc.

  • Track and maintain DM division project and personnel updates

  • Provide support to design and implement disaster recovery programs and help refine program procedures and processes for implementation.

  • Work with staff to set up systems and help interpret and apply disaster recovery regulations

  • Help implement CDBG-DR and FEMA funded programs.

  • Help develop written products and tools for grantee policies and procedures, program implementation, and design.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or a related discipline.
  • 2+ years professional experience in a related field

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Disaster recovery and/or operations experience preferred

  • Experience working in a consulting firm, development organization, or public agency preferred.

  • Experience delivering training and technical assistance to and/or implementing projects on behalf of state and local government agencies.

  • Business development, sales, fundraising, and/or proposal experience.

  • Experience with creation of disaster recovery, housing and community development subject-related materials, such as training and technical assistance tools, presentations, handouts, etc. preferred

  • Project and personnel management skills.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

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

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)


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Disaster Management Specialist

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