28 days old
2018-06-182018-08-02

RESILIENCE IMPLEMENTATION ANALYST

OCD-Disaster Recovery Unit
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
  • Payrate
    $40,000 To $71,000
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Purpose

 

The Louisiana Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU) is the administrating agency of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs and projects. Funding from these projects and programs address the long-term recovery from Presidentially Declared Disasters, as well as resilience efforts necessary to mitigate the effects of future hurricanes, flooding and storm events.

 

Following the event of Hurricane Isaac in 2012, the State of Louisiana was able to participate in a National Disaster Resiliency Competition hosted by HUD, and the state was awarded nearly $100 million in funding to implement programs aimed at making the state more resilient in the face of future disasters. In response to the Great Floods of 2016, the state was awarded an additional $1.2 billion in mitigation assistance.

 

OCD-DRU is hiring a Resilience Implementation Analyst to assist in the implementation of projects and programs funded with CDBG-DR and CDBG-NDR assistance. The analyst will perform a wide variety of technical, financial and administration duties related to the grants management of CDBG-DR and CDBG-NDR programs and projects to ensure effective implementation of disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation efforts administered by the OCD-DRU.

 

Also works with grant recipients to establish, monitor and track performance deliverables, ensuring projects are being completed on established timelines.

 

Essential Functions

 

Serves as the point person of assigned program and project portfolio. In this capacity, the Analyst generally oversees, budgets, monitors, reports, facilitates progress, provides technical assistance, tracks and evaluates the administration of disaster recovery and resilience programs and projects to ensure: adherence to approved applications, contracts and timelines; compliance with state and federal regulations; fiscal controls and budgets exist to ensure accountability for timely and cost reasonableness of expenditures of federal, local and private funds; and timely completion of deliverables and performance requirements of projects and programs within assigned portfolio.

 

Works with grantees and management to ensure the scope and direction of each project is on schedule and consistent with program policies and procedures.

 

Actively maintains an understanding of federal programs for disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation, as well as specific federal and state regulations applicable to the administration and implementation of federal recovery programs and projects, particularly focusing on: construction management; procurement; cost reasonableness; compliance with labor and civil rights requirements; and environmental review requirements.

 

Uses this understanding to provide technical assistance, training and guidance to assigned portfolio of grant recipients.

 

Performs coordination of activities with grantees and/or other state and local agencies having shared or common goals in the recovery and resilience program areas.

 

Assists manager and colleagues in preparing evaluation reports and other correspondence on projects to grantees on findings of deficiency and provide corrective action. Facilitates meetings with OCD-DRU staff, grantees, consultants, contractors. etc. regarding proposed and on-going projects to resolve areas of concern.

 

Gathers and analyzes statistical and performance data and prepares performance status and works with the Reporting function of the agency to meet reporting requirements for OCD-DRU.

 

Reviews, evaluates and provides analysis to management on grantees’ applications and amendments for recovery funding.

 

Reviews requests for expenditures of program funds by local governments assigned to caseload.

 

Attends training and technical workshops relevant to disaster recovery efforts.

 

Reviews project applications submitted by units of local government and state agencies for funding eligibility, minimum design standards, and project rationale.

 

Performs all other necessary, related and assigned duties other duties.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

A baccalaureate degree in relevant field plus four years of relevant professional level work experience (e.g. project or grants manager)

 

Substitutions:

Four years of full-time professional level, work experience may substitute for the required baccalaureate degree

 

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively

Highly organized

Proven leadership skills

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to handle sensitive issues with diplomacy and poise

Ability to adapt to changing conditions as they arise

Good judgment and decision-making skills with sound planning analysis and reason

Frequent in-state travel may be required

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with federally funded construction programs

Project management qualification (Project Management Professional or equivalent)

Knowledge of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

Professional experience with communications/public relations

Experience serving elected officials and the public, and working across department lines.

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