Siting Advocacy Manager

Job Description:

Please note: This position can be based out of any location within the United States.

Responsible for contributing to development and management of National siting policies on planning and zoning issues, including proactive management of national messaging, community relations, public relations, and political and community partnerships at the Region and Market level. Manages employees and outsourced resources, and collaborates cross-functionally with Headquarters/Corporate, Market, and Regional leaders. Creates quality, consistency, and efficiency in the site development program related to public approval of cell site permits, public forum site acquisition, media relations, business groups, outside political activity, and sites on air. Works with Regional, Area, and Market Directors, other Development team members, Legal, State, and Government Affairs, and Radio Frequency to complete the job responsibilities. Position will prepare and deliver focused training to Engineering regions and markets on the current issues affecting site development and will maintain a comprehensive site development database to protect vested rights and guide current development efforts. Position will be responsible to apply critical thinking skills to assess data that is gathered and provide recommendations on next steps, revisions or modifications to existing programs, issues that warrant escalation and communication to the markets.

Responsibilities:


Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.

Review and monitor municipal code and zoning ordinance changes
Engages in strategic planning of siting policies and programs. Implements National Siting Advocacy strategies at the region and market levels and provides feedback to the national team
Provides guidance to Markets and Regions on participation in strategic local government, community, and business opportunities to increase community and local government support for T-Mobile's efforts to improve network coverage
Creates communications and outreach processes in conjunction with National and cross-functional teams as they support site build goals
Implement & evaluate communications strategies with respect to siting advocacy
Monitor and track the current regulatory landscape within the regions through use of a comprehensive database or similar tool
Manage and analyze jurisdictional & media research provided by external vendors and cross functional support from Government and Legal Affairs
Serves as subject matter expert on matters related to municipal codes and effectively communicates regulatory status of sites
Ensure strong two-way communication with each region regarding current regulatory information and guidance that may be applicable to the market
Work with National Compliance and Legal stakeholders to deliver training throughout the regions on standards and expectations related to complying with federal, state, regional and local regulations
Support and monitor the activities of national siting advocacy programs
Implement and track National Siting Advocacy policy rollouts in respective regions
Works with Legal Affairs, National and Regional Development, peers, outside legal counsel, Government Affairs and Regional Corporate Counsel on trends, strategy, and escalated siting issues
Trains and coaches local staff on cell-site-related public opinion issues, presentation techniques, messages, and industry best practices. Prescribes appropriate educational programs on siting policies

Qualifications:

Minimum required

Demonstrated understanding of local government relations
Expertise in compliance issues and procedures for land use rights, right of way agreements and zoning regulations
5+ years direct experience with local government relations issues related to siting or site development
5+ years combined business/government experience with exposure with local government
5+ years working in the wireless industry or in local government planning or community development
Highly detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Skilled in teamwork at multiple levels; adapts easily to change
Intermediate level technical writing skills


Minimum Qualifications:

Education
Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Public Administration
Master's preferred but not required

Travel requirements
10-20% Domestic overnight travel

Company Profile:

As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com

EOE Statement:

We Take Equal Opportunity Seriously - By Choice.

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our Company values and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate federal, state, or local law.


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