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Housing Repair and Reconstruction Subject Matter Expert

Contingent Hire

DeLand, Florida

Franklin Associates seeks an experienced professional to serve as a Housing Repair and Reconstruction Subject Matter Expert to provide their expertise in the execution of a complex recovery from the damage Volusia County, FL suffered from Hurricane Ian in September 2022. The recovery is funded by a U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery. Over the past 18 years, Franklin has supported local, state, and federal government clients throughout the United States to implement a wide range of disaster recovery and housing programs. Our functional expertise is in program management and implementation, compliance and monitoring, and performance measurement and evaluation. This position is a full-time position that will be based in DeLand, FL.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • The responsibility of the Housing and Reconstruction Subject Matter Expert will be to support the Volusia County Department of Recovery and Resiliency’s (DRR) efforts for the recovery of Hurricane Ian, housing repair and replacement, infrastructure, and mitigation.

  • Utilize program expertise to assist in the creation of all program policies and procedures.

  • Provide applicable best practices that can be used in the formation of policies and procedures and subsequent implementation of each program.

  • Engage in constant communications with program leadership and implementation team to ensure consistency across program team.

  • Create and perform program monitoring measures to ensure consistency with program policy.

  • Advise on the creation of reporting activities compliant with HUD regulations and applicable program requirements.

  • Stay up to date with all HUD requirements, regulations and policy changes to ensure compliance for the entirety of each program.

  • Provide revisions to policies and procedures as opportunities for improvement arise.

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years direct experience in CDBG-DR program policy and/or implementation for a grantee or sub-recipient of equivalent or greater scope of service and size to Volusia County.

  • Considerable knowledge of CDBG-DR best practices and HUD regulations and demonstrated ability to provide expert recommendations to senior leadership.

  • Experience in the policy/procedure or implementation of CDBG-DR housing programs including buyout and acquisition, single family homeowner programs.

  • Experience with Income verification, duplication of benefits, infrastructure, Section 3, Davis Bacon, and/or URA requirements.

  • Demonstrated strong writing, analytical, leadership and communications skills.

  • Experience in other CDBG-DR program activities.

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:


$90,000 - $155,000


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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