Program Manager - FEMA PA

Program Manager - FEMA PA

01 Sep 2022
Massachusetts, Boston, 02108 Boston USA

Program Manager - FEMA PA

ICF’s Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement recovery programs and deliver increased resilience after a disaster strikes. Our clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery and mitigation 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, sustainable community development, and workforce development. ICF's Disaster Management division seeks a Program Manager FEMA PA professional who will lead a Grant Management Team and other FEMA PA specialist in New York. The ideal candidate will be a proven Disaster Program Manager with a track record of superior execution and growth and will be responsible for ensuring that programs are positioned to optimize disaster grant resource allocation, build strong solutions to impacted areas, and provide strong risk management. Key Responsibilities: · Lead large, complex programs implementing major state and community-level post-disaster recovery efforts, including administering federal financial assistance such as FEMA Public Assistance (PA), FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) funds. · Manage and administer the State Public Assistance / Hazard Mitigation / Individual Assistance / Recovery Finance Sections · Develop policies and strategies ensuring assistance to State staff, counties, municipalities, individuals, and non-profit organizations · Coordinate with State, Local, and Federal executives, leadership, and officials · Establish and coordinate staffing requirements for active disaster Joint Field Office (JFO) operations · Serve as the direct interface with state/local client agency, including high-level elected and appointed officials, as well as senior program staff · Service specific business types and/or industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, retail or technology · Manage technical and support staff and provide ongoing direction in the performance of assigned program · Develop and monitor program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensure project outputs are delivered on schedule and within budget by tracking performance and expenditures · Lead and coordinate the implementation of tools for program change management, risk management and quality assurance · Establish milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems and obstacles and obtain solutions and necessary tools to for control over program results · Prioritize workload and determine staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing. · Work with functional management to maintain a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected program activities · Lead, coordinate and evaluate performance of all staff · Review reports and briefings prepared by staff for quality and compliance to contract requirements · Lead discussions for program reviews and prepare and deliver formal briefings to the client or subrecipient on overall and specific program activities · Comply with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties · Participate in the development and implementation of strategies to successfully obtain program objectives · Serve as the key project interface with ICF leadership, delivering updates on milestones/challenges, and using data-driven reporting and analysis to inform decisions Experience & Skills: · Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and at least ten (10) years of experience in program management, banking, accounting, lending practices, business administration and/or entrepreneurship sector or related field · Demonstrated experience as a Program Manager managing large-scale, multi-million dollar disaster recovery or emergency management projects within the last 5 years · Must have knowledgeable on the current provisions related to the Recovery Programs found in the Stafford Act, 44 CFR, and 2 CFR · Be familiar in the use of FEMA Disaster Systems, including Grants Portal and the Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE) grant tracking programs · Familiarity with program planning and using grants management and commercial lending and/or loan servicing systems · Experience with grant management or loan underwriting or servicing · Professional reputation for consistent excellence in delivering on client commitments, ensuring effective program and project quality review processes, and driving a customer satisfaction culture · Experience with state and local governments, and the types of initiatives necessary to help them rebuild their economy and culture following significant disruptions, such as natural disasters · Demonstrated ability to internally monitor all program and project activities to ensure quality control and quality assurance and be prepared for Federal audits of program activities · Familiarity with program planning and using grants management and commercial lending and/or loan servicing systems · Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products · Ability to formulate strategies to create new, creative approaches and profitable solutions · Demonstrated success in program execution, client relationships and profitability · Proven track record of leading a team and accomplishing successful business results · Ability to travel and/or relocate to a project site Professional Skills: · Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities · Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics · Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment · Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project Management Software) · Bi-lingual in English and Spanish fluency or literacy Preferred Qualifications and Skills: · Bachelor’s degree or higher education in Economic Development, Accounting, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, Finance, Program Management or similar degree · Knowledgeable in business operations and financial documents · Experience in reviewing credit reports, business tax returns and financi al statements Working at ICFWorking 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 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 (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.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 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. 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