Siting Advocacy Manager (Market Government Relations)
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Responsible for contributing to development and management of market Siting Policies, including proactive management of 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 Director, 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.
Demonstrated understanding of government relations.
Expertise in compliance issues and procedures at national, state, regional and local levels for, land use rights, right of way agreements and zoning regulations.
5+ years direct experience with government relations issues related to siting or site development.
5+ years combined business /government experience with exposure with local, regional or federal government.
5+ years working in the wireless industry.
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.
Engages in strategic planning of siting policies and programs. Designs community relations and public affairs programs related to education of the public and media to accomplish successful siting. Implements National Siting Advocacy strategies and provides feedback to the market/regional team
Provides guidance to the market and region 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.
Review and monitor municipal code and zoning ordinance changes.
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 market 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.
At least 18 years of age
Legally authorized to work in the United States
High School Diploma or GED
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