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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Disaster Recovery & Resilience Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

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 HUD, HHS, and USDA among others. 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 work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals pursue their passions and generate results.

This is a remote-based position with preference given to the following location: New York, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.

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Key Responsibilities:

Housing Programs:

  • QA/QC for Project Reviews, and Closeout and Compliance

  • Construction Support to GLO – Independent cost estimates, cost reasonableness determinations, damage assessments vendor training

  • Support the development of construction division processes, procedures, job aid creation, workflow systems, design-build, subcontractor vetting and management.

Infrastructure, and Mitigation Programs:

  • Attend Mitigation planning meetings associated with Resilient Communities and the Hazard Mitigation Plan(HMP) Program

  • Provide SME reviews of BCA’s for project scoping associated with the HMP

  • Provide construction management oversight for projects underway in the Hurricane Harvey allocation

  • Provide technical assistance as required

ICF’s FEMA Hazard Mitigation Programs:

  • Support ICF’s hazard mitigation practice, specifically related to FEMA’s 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Business, or similar field

  • 5+ years of experience leading and participating in stakeholder outreach and engagement

  • 5+ years of experience with CDBG-DR/MIT, FEMA NFIP, 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:

  • Master’s 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 FEMA’s 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 you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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 ( .

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 ( .

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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