ICF FEMA Program Director – (Hybrid / Remote) in Washington, District Of Columbia

March 27, 2024

Job Description


ICF is seeking an experienced Program Director to support key Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs. The Program Director will be responsible not only for leadership, delivery and oversight of the program, but also for developing and managing relationships with the client. This is to ensure close collaboration on existing engagements and to develop future business opportunities.

To be considered, you must be a resident in the Maryland, D.C., Virginia area (DMV)

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated operational experience managing large-scale federal programs, with an emphasis on the ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide range of stakeholders and communities. As Program Director, are expected to provide high-level expertise across a broad range of subject matter areas, including planning and capacity-building, research and analytical support, community engagement, partnership building, and technical assistance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead large, complex resilience programs including coordination with FEMA, other federal agencies, and local communities.

  • Ensure that the services provided by the program team address community level resilience goals and support strong coordination with the appropriate public agencies and other entities involved in resilience efforts.

  • Manage and track complex project plans/controls, budgets, schedule, teams, and other resources, including risk mitigation strategies.

  • Serve as the direct interface with federal client agency and senior program staff.

  • Coordinate with Task Leads to ensure the management of project teams’ daily activities, projects, and tasks focusing on adhering to best practices, high standards, and on time delivery to the customer.

  • Oversee a team of technical experts on disaster recovery programs who inform resilience planning and program implementation.

  • Manage multiple subcontractors simultaneously.

  • Oversee a team of communication experts in developing marketing and communications materials and conducting outreach to communities and tribal nations.

  • Collaborate with other corporate business units when necessary to gather the appropriate resources to deliver projects on time and on budget. 

  • Support client agency leaders and senior program staff in briefing, reporting, and coordinating activities with federal agencies supporting disaster recovery and resilience efforts.

  • Serve as the key project interface with ICF leadership, delivering updates on milestones/challenges, and using data-driven reporting and analysis to inform decisions. 

  • Show commitment to results and be strategically oriented to ensure profitable growth of the business.

  • Ensure that all laws, rules, policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements are met.

*Minimum Qualifications: *

  • Bachelor’s degree in emergency management, planning, resilience or related field; master’s degree preferred

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • 10+ years of experience working with Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs at the federal, state, or local level and/or private sector

  • 10+ years of project management experience, including 5+ years of experience managing large projects (more than 50 staff and multiple subcontractors).

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Demonstrated capability in managing multitask contracts of $100M+ Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with experience in resilience and mitigation planning

  • Knowledge of risk management and risk reduction methodologies

  • Experience in establishing and managing key stakeholder relationships

  • Ability to provide a strategic perspective on projects that require an understanding of public policy, emergency management, climate change, equity, natural hazards, and community outreach

  • Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships with, work collaboratively with, and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of audiences from various backgrounds which may include Federal, State, and local officials, tribal nations, engineers, mitigation planners, emergency managers, and the public

  • Experience working with FEMA senior leadership

  • Able to coordinate several projects simultaneously under pressure with very tight deadlines

  • Knowledge of federal and state disaster management and resilience programs

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into tangible and functional products

  • Team and consensus-building skills

  • Dynamic facilitation skills

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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) .

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 [email protected] 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 workplace discrimination rights (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/EEOC_KnowYourRights_screen_reader_10_20.pdf) , the Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) , or our benefit offerings which are included in the Transparency in (Benefits) Coverage Act. (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity)

Pay Range – There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$127,478.00 – $216,712.00

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)


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