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ESG Training and Technical Assistance – Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Program

ICF Published: March 24, 2021
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ICF's Homeless Services team works with federal agencies, state and local government, non-profits, and other community partners to implement evidence-based best practices and to innovate and identify new solutions to ending homelessness. We are currently seeking a mission-oriented candidate that is committed to ending homelessness and who has a strong understanding of housing first principals, coordinated entry, data-driven decision making, and inclusive system planning and program design.


We are seeking a Training and Technical Assistance Provider who, among other responsibilities, will support government agencies and service providers in California in administering and managing federal funds which seek to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by the pandemic. As part of the growing Housing and Community Development/Homeless Services practice area, the position requires experience with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and a willingness to learn about HUD's new Emergency Solutions Grant - Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Program.


The Training and Technical Assistance Provider will work remotely with ICF staff, subject matter experts, and other staff to assist the client and relevant agencies to provide training and technical assistance to ensure successful deployment of federal housing and community development funding included but not limited to ESG-CV.


Key Responsibilities:

+ Provide advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products by applying techniques, concepts, and methods related to a particular field of specialization.

+ Coordinate technical assistance and training engagements to assist in the design and administration of HUD policies and programs, including, but not limited to ESG-CV, CARES Act funding, CDBG-CV and cross-cutting federal regulations.

+ Drafting written products and tools to support local efforts to address specific challenges related to compliance with funding requirements and long-term economic and community development solutions.

+ Supporting the management of teams, budgets, project deliverables, communication with the subrecipients, and relations with HUD and other funders.

+ Performing quality control on products and tools to ensure compliance with regulations and ensure consistency and accuracy.

+ Track priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost efficient manner.Work in close collaboration with on-site Leads and with PMO and project management to support best practices and client policies.

+ Support various technical assistance projects with a diverse set of stakeholders to support local efforts to prevent and end homelessness, including communities receiving technical assistance through HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. Work could include: strategic planning activities, system and program evaluation, data analysis, system modeling, research, and policy development.


Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree or higher in Social Work, Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline. Equivalent work experience may be considered.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of how homeless services systems and programs are implemented at the state and/or local levels.

+ 5+ years of direct experience working directly with HUD-funded ESG-CV programs, Continuum of Care program(s), and/or cross-cutting federal regulations. Experience with State ESG programs, Uniform Relocation Act, and/or Section 3 a plus.

+ Knowledge of CoC Program, CARES Act, ESG, ESG-CV, CDBG-CV and/or other similar federally funded programs.


Preferred Skills/Experience:

+ Project and personnel management skills and experience.

+ Experience with the Continuum of Care Program and other federal programs targeted to address the needs of homeless populations

+ Experience with evaluating and analyzing data or racial inequities and/or making systems changes to equitably support members of marginalized populations, Black, indigenous and people of color experiencing homelessness

+ Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, empathy, and a cooperative attitude.

+ Understanding of the McKinney-Vento Act and regulations governing the Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grants programs

+ Strong analytical, interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills

+ Commitment to addressing racial disparities through inclusive and equitable system and program design


Professional Skills:

+ Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

+ Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

+ Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

+ Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)


This job is a Section 3 eligible job opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals that are low income and/or living in Public Housing.



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