Senior CDBG Specialist (REMOTE ROLE)
ICF seeks a self-motivated Senior Community Development Specialist to be an integral member of our technical assistance team supporting capacity building efforts for U.S. Housing and Urban Development. You must be a pro-active team player able to work in a fast-paced environment. ICF is committed to Diversity & Inclusion, which is simply who we are and what we do.
You will be responsible for supporting a wide range of technical assistance engagements, providing direct guidance to grantees or federal partners, and developing products and written materials designed to help improve the effectiveness of federally assisted housing, community, and economic development programs.
*We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.*
What you’ll be doing:
- Coordinating components of large and small technical assistance and training engagements assisting cities, counties, states, tribes and non-profit entities in the design and implementation of HUD policies and programs
- Drafting written products and tools to be applied within specific engagements and shared nationally to support local efforts to address specific challenges related to compliance with funding requirements and long-term housing and community development solutions
- Supporting the management of teams, budgets, project deliverables, communication with the TA recipient, and relations with HUD and other funders
- Tracking priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost-efficient manner
- Under the tutelage of senior leadership, providing advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products by applying techniques, concepts, and methods related to a particular field of specialization
- Performing quality control on products and tools to ensure compliance with regulations and ensure consistency and accuracy
- Bachelors’ degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline.
- 3+ years of direct experience at the grantee level or with a consulting firm that worked directly with the HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
- Demonstrated knowledge of housing, community and/or economic development program implementation at the state and/or local levels
- Willingness to travel on occasion
- Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline preferred.
- Experience with other HUD programs (HOME, HTF, housing counseling, public housing, etc.) and/or housing finance
- Demonstrated knowledge of federal crosscutting requirements, such as Davis Bacon, Section 3, Uniform Relocation Act, Fair Housing, etc.
- Experience developing and implementing project/team processes
- Project and personnel management skills and experience
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
- Team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work with internal staff at all levels and with diverse backgrounds, as well as outside clients and consultants
- Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams)
- Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities
- 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.
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