Lead Housing Counseling Specialist, Consultant (ON-CALL REMO

at ICF in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference. Diversity & Inclusion ( , is simply who we are and what we do.

Housing Counseling Consultant (ON-CALL Role)

Your passion is supporting communities with implementing best practice strategies to provide low and moderate income clients with housing assistance, including housing counseling. At ICF you can put that passion into action by joining our team of experts working to support our work in housing counseling. We partner with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide technical assistance. This position is ON-CALL (part-time with variable hours) and work remote. Assignments are made on a demand-response basis so hours are completely variable. Apply today to become part of our great team of experts!

THIS IS AN ON-CALL, part time hours position based on project needs. What you’ll be doing:

+ Work with a diverse set of stakeholders including housing counseling agencies (HCAs) receiving technical assistance through HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling and other industry partners

+ Focus work is incredibly diverse within HUD’s Housing Counseling program, including delivery of services including rental housing counseling, foreclosure prevention, disaster housing counseling, reverse mortgages, etc

+ Develop/deliver training sessions, conference presentations, workshops, and webinars

+ Facilitate technical assistance engagements, either in-person or virtually through web-based software

+ Focus on best practice and innovative strategies related to housing counseling programs.

+ Contribute to the design of tools, drafting of reports, and development of policy guidance

+ Experience and knowledge of utilizing a racial equity lens throughout work products, webinar deliveries, etc.

+ Assist in identifying new business opportunities, writing proposals, and managing contracts as requested

+ This is a home-based position and up to 25% travel may be required

Basic Qualifications you’ll need to have:

+ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Planning, Public Policy, Government or a related discipline or minimum 8 years of professional experience in similar field

+ Minimum of 5 years knowledge in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program, the housing counseling and mortgage industry, etc.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

+ HUD Certified Housing Counselor, or have managed certified counselors

+ Previous work with Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) a plus.

+ Experience and expertise in other federal mainstream housing and services programs

+ Broad knowledge in Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws and requirements

+ Demonstrated success developing and delivering trainings, workshops and webinars; facilitation, and public speaking to a variety of audiences.

Professional Skills:

+ A commitment to affordable housing and serving all of those who are under-served

+ Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

+ Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions

+ Ability to multi-task with various projects and responsibilities

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




Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( . Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights (\KnowYourRights\screen\reader\_10\20.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement . (\%20English\formattedESQA508c.pdf)

Pay Range – There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :

$75,157.00 – $127,767.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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About ICF

ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .
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Job Posting: JC241534259

Posted On: Jun 07, 2023

Updated On: Aug 18, 2023

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