Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • CDBG Specialist I

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/26/2018 4:06 PM)
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    Disaster Recovery
  • Responsibilities

    • Assist in CDBG DR Subject Matter expertise in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and other places
    • To assist IBTS in pursuing projects various locations
    • Provide assistance for CDBG and CDBG-DR programs
    • Ensure compliance with the federal CDBG and CDBG-DR regulations
    • Recommend and assist in the development of the RFPs by identifying goals and requirements
    • Prepare reports and documents
    • Review HUD policy changes, updates, and recommend changes in IBTS policies or procedures to maintain compliance
    • Providing expert technical assistance to the CDBG-DR requirements and regulations
    • Manage the development of an application intake and evaluation process for CDBG-DR housing programs including housing buyouts, rehabilitation and elevation, infrastructure program and economic development program
    • Work clients to prepare all compliance reports required by the CDBG-DR program
    • Communication with senior leadership staff from clients including elected officials
    • Attend client's internal staff meetings
    • Interface with the general public
    • Attend meetings with US HUD
    • Identify and resolve conflicts with the program
    • Utilize the telephone and computer (MS Office)
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • CDBG Specialist 1: Must have from 2-5 years of CDBG or CDBG-DR experience.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management, Business Administration, Finance, Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy or a related discipline. (Master’s degree can account for 2 years of Experience)
    • Experience in CDBG-DR, CDBG State or Entitlement programs
    • Experience in providing technical assistance to CDBG-DR grantees and Subrecipient’s related to CDBG requirements such as, financial management, procurement, environmental review, fair housing, section 3, Davis Bacon, URA and other HUD requirements;
    • Experience in delivering HUD single-family and multifamily housing programs, infrastructure programs, buyout or acquisition programs or economic development programs;
    • Experience conducting monitoring visits and writing monitoring reports, overseeing corrective actions, and coordinating HUD monitoring visits. 
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office products including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
    • High degree of attention to detail

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


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