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Project Manager

Baton Rouge, LA


Franklin Associates seeks a CDBG-DR Project Manager to join the Franklin Associates Disaster and Grant Management Practice. The chosen professional will assist Franklin’s clients in developing, deploying, and managing federally funded disaster recovery, housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects in Louisiana and across the United States on behalf of state, local and federal government clients.  


For the past 18 years, Franklin has supported state and local government clients throughout the United States to implement a wide range of programs including: disaster recovery, climate adaptation, public health, transportation, and land use planning. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, technical assistance, community engagement and public outreach, training, website development, compliance and monitoring, and performance measurement and evaluation. 


This is a full-time position, with preference given to Louisiana-based applicants. For the right candidate, this position can be full time remote and/or hybrid with periodic travel to Franklin’s office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide CDBG-DR advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products. 

  • Provide policy, procedure, and operations guidance to client on HUD CDBG-DR requirements, regulations, and policy changes to ensure compliance with all programs. 

  • Prepare deliverables/reports that include any noted issues, trends and risks and ensure that all deliverables and deadlines are met.  

  • Assist with and manage the creation of program policies and procedures, ensuring all parties’ input is accounted for and all stakeholders are informed of all policies. 

  • Manage the team through all phases of a program including strategic planning, work planning, mobilization, execution, and completion, consistent with established program delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other contract requirements. 

  • Identify and interpret federal regulations and use knowledge and experience to determine method of project implementation. 

  • Work with staff to set up systems and be able to interpret and apply federal regulations within the context of these systems. 

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with HUD CDBG-DR disaster programs including related statutes, regulations, and policies and processes, such as the Stafford Act, Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 200, 24 CFR 570, and post-award grant management activities and compliance requirements 

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with personnel at all levels, from subject matter experts to the company president. 

  • Ability to coordinate with internal and external stakeholders of the organization to share information, make decisions, and/or implement effective solutions to problems or complaints 

  • Ability to analyze, understand, and apply complex and/or technical materials such as directives, regulations, policies, Code of Federal Regulations, etc. 

  • Advanced time management skills which utilize high-level strategies that aid staff in managing time, productivity, and effectiveness. 

  • Advanced level Microsoft Office skills and ability to quickly learn new software applications. 

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal). 

  • Ability to organize/prioritize/coordinate. 

  • Strong process orientation. 

  • Commitment to continual process refinement and self-improvement. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and collaborative tools. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience  

  • Three (3) or more years of professional level experience managing CDBG-DR programs or projects and budgets 

  • Demonstrated experience implementing successful CDBG-DR federally funded programs and projects 

Salary Range 

When establishing the salary for a specific role, various factors are considered to determine appropriate compensation. These factors include, but are not confined to, pertinent work experience, skill sets, certifications, and competencies that are in alignment with the designated role, geographic location, education, relevant certifications, and contractual terms governing labor categories that pertain specifically to the position. The salary range for this role is as follows: 

$70,000 - $100,000 


Franklin Associates is an award-winning consulting firm that has managed public projects for over 17 years. Franklin provides a full benefit plan including medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, vacation/sick and paid holidays.


We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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