Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Mitigation Specialist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Santa Rosa
    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities


    Position Summary:


    IBTS is currently recruiting for a Mitigation Specialist to join our growing Disaster Recovery Team in Ashburn, VA and deployed accordingly.  The Mitigation Specialist is a multidiscipline position that encompasses a variety of disciplines covering FEMA’s Mitigation programs. This Mitigation Risk Reduction Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of grants management functions in the development and implementation of mitigation project grants for clients including HMGP, FMA and PDMG programs. Work products must meet stringent federal and state grant requirements.


    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Prepares or consults on the preparation of mitigation grant proposals.
    • Researches service needs and compatible funding sources, and prepares or assists with preparation of requests for proposals.
    • Audits expenditures of grant funds to insure that funds are spent according to stipulation, and deadlines are met.
    • Maintains financial accountability and compliance of grant programs through comprehensive audits, financial records, review of expenditures, and documented program outcomes.
    • Prepares and submits request for reimbursements on the behalf of the recipients when
    • Provides information concerning program and explains the application process.
    • Provides technical assistance to recipients in the developing of HMGP, FMA, and PDMG applications
    • Researches need and eligibility for grants through surveys, statistics, accounting and planning methods.
    • Monitoring compliance to mitigation grant programs policies and procedures.
    • Compiling information needed to generate reports, complete projects and accurately respond to questions and concerns.
    • Provides technical assistance in the use of the FEMA Benefit Cost Toolkit to perform benefit cost analysis for applications being submitted under FEMA’s Mitigation Grant Programs.
    • Travel may be required based on upon disaster or other work-related activities.




    • Significant experience in federal grant administration
    • Knowledge of policies and procedure for federal and state grant administration
    • Ability to apply mathematical processes and tools to analyze problems
    • Ability to read, interpret, comprehend, and explain advanced written materials (e.g. laws, regulations, grant requirements and policies)
    • Ability to work in a positive and helpful manner as part of a team
    • Intermediate level skill in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Access
    • Ability to analyze a customer’s request, evaluate issues, determine the correct course of action, and follow through to ensure customer satisfaction


    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, finance or field related to area of assignment AND One year of experience in grants management, public funds administration, accounting or a related area OR Five to Ten years of experience in grants management or public funds.
    • Must be able to pass a background investigation.



    Physical Demands




    Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


    The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


    IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


    We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.


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