Disaster Recovery Specialist (HUD CDBG-DR specialist)

May 16, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Dewberry is currently searching for a highly qualified mid-level Disaster Recovery Specialist to join our team in Fairfax, VA.  Responsibilites include managing and executing disaster related projects funded with grants awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) program.

In particular, we are seeking individuals who have experience with this program to:

  • Provide grants management/strategic technical assistance to state/local governments on HUD, FEMA, DOT, and other funding program activities
  • Monitor and coordinate progress on various grant activities, advocate for our clients, and while work collaboratively with various levels of governmentConduct inspections, technical evaluations, develop estimates, prepare grant applications,Manage and provide the required project documentation, reporting and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
    Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Planning, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration/Policy or other pertinent technical fieldMust have a minimum of five (5) years of related experiencePrior experience with CDBG-DR Program, Public Assistance, or Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is strongly preferredMust have strong organizational, analytical skills and attention to detailExcellent verbal communication and technical writing skillsProficient in use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and AccessValid driver’s license requiredAbility to commit to 6-12 month assignments in remote locations working in excess of 50 hours per weekMust be a U.S. Citizen and able to successfully pass Federal background investigation, to include financial and criminal history.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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