At Crown Castle, we work around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Our portfolio of communications infrastructure (towers, small cells, fiber) connects cities and communities to essential data, technology, and wireless service—bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. As the nation’s largest provider of communications infrastructure and with more than 5,000 employees across the country, we’ve been building the connections that people depend on for 25 years. 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 $70 billion.
The Government Relations Specialist provides assistance and administrative support to the Regional Government Relations team. Primary responsibilities include researching, preparing, and submitting Authorizations Analyses to the Government Relations Manager for each prospective opportunity. The Government Relations Specialist interfaces with local jurisdiction staff as part of researching and implementing relevant processes for network requirements and to secure requisite authorizations.
Position Title: Government Relations Specialist- 5E
Essential Job Functions
Provides support with all aspects of preparing and securing entitlement applications and agreements as needed for installation of Crown Castle facilities within the public right of way
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 and negotiates with municipalities and manages 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 problem-solve and communicate in support of our networks
Serves as liaison between Crown Castle’s district Government Relations 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 regional 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.
Experience deploying distributed network systems within the context of deploying telecommunications networks within the public way preferred.
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
Great communicator & problem-solver
Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively
Self-starter and ability to work independently
Keen attention to detail
Reports to: Manager Government Relations
Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A
Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Occasional day travel required.