Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion.
Position Title: Government Relations Specialist
The position provides assistance and administrative support to the Government Relations Manager. Prepares and submits documents and permits, interfacing with local governments and jurisdictions to research relevant processes to network requirements and secure requisite authorizations.
Essential Job Functions
Provides support with all aspects of preparing and securing entitlement applications and agreements as needed for installation of Crown Castle facilities on poles and other infrastructure within the public right of way and public utility easements..
Assists in researching and preparing authorizations analyses detailing the applicable process and associated costs and timelines for each jurisdiction contemplated in new project opportunities.
Use mapping database to correlate facility placement with jurisdictional boundaries.
Assists in the negotiation of right-of-way use agreements as needed in accordance with Crown Castle standards and parameters.
Maintains relationships with municipalities and manage all aspects of complying with conditions of approvals from municipalities for installation, operation and maintenance of Crown Castle facilities. Will also be called upon to interface with municipal staff and to effectively communicate in support of our networks.
Serves as liaison between Crown Castle's Network Real Estate group and Implementation group to obtain, administer and ensure compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, meeting project timelines.
Support the Network Real Estate market team on review of agreements and review of municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes in collaboration with counsel in the course of Crown Castle installing and maintaining facilities and operating its networks.
Provides research and advice to internal clients regarding access rights, permitting, and project deployment.
Interact with customers and vendors to ensure proper communication on and coordination of various project-related initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Two (2) to four (4) years proven experience working in a municipality in a Planning, Zoning, and/or Land Use capacity or Wireless Industry required or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience
Basic knowledge of MapInfo or similar GIS database preferred
Experience in presenting and speaking to the public and governmental entities desired
Must be experienced in navigating corporate environment and working within a corporate group context
Experience working with design teams, facilitation of permit drawings and construction documents related to outside plant construction required
Experience in constructing and administering effective community outreach programs desirable
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Keen attention to detail
Reports to: Manager Government Relations, Network Real Estate
Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A
Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Attendance at some evening meetings may be required
Additional Information: N/A
Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer