Macro Cell Permitting Project Manager

Firm: City of San Jose
City of San Jose, City Hall - currently work from home

Payment: Paid
Category: Community Development
Contact: Abby Shull

Posted: Jan 13, 2021

Macro Cell Permitting Project Manager (Temp Employee U Mgt Unben) - (2100021)

Position and Duties:

The City Council has a Digital Inclusion and Broadband Strategy that seeks to accelerate the deployment of wired and wireless broadband for all people while making it more inclusive for the digitally underserved (the digital divide). Executing this strategy requires accelerating Macro cell permitting with the telecom providers and the City’s Macro Cell Team, working collaboratively with the community on the aesthetics and other community concerns associated with broadband deployment, and managing the day-to-day permitting workflow for the Macro Cell Team that executes the Permit to Inspect processes for the City.

The Macro Cell Permitting Project Manager works as a member of the Civic Innovation Team reporting to the Broadband Manager responsible for Broadband, Digital Inclusion, and Privacy Policy.

The Macro Cell Permitting Project Manager directly influences over $1M in private sector investment into the City over the next year and a half. This private sector investment creates jobs, increases regional GDP, delivers Smart City capability, and delivers economic opportunities for the digitally under-served.

The Macro Cell Permitting Project Manager requires a broad set of skills including project management in an Agile environment, stakeholder coordination, strategic thinking, telecommunications experience, public policy, team leadership, and public collaboration. They will ensure City’s departments fulfill permitting in partnership with telecom providers demand by permitting communications facilities including cell towers, macro cells, and underground fiber optics and conduit runs. This role requires collaboration with various city departments including, but not limited to the City Manager’s Office; Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement; Fire Department; Department of Public Works; and Office of Economic Development. Collaboration with public interest groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders will also be required.

The Macro Cell Permitting Manager responsibilities include the following:

(1) Execute and coordinate broadband permitting service levels across multiple departments with a balance of meeting industry needs and ensuring safe, well designed, and consistent review process.

(2) Coordinate with City departments involved with broadband deployment.

(3) Collaborate with external stakeholders on community concerns with broadband deployments including individual residents and supporting community outreach.

(4) Measure permitting performance and compliance with carrier agreement terms and conditions on a weekly basis to drive improvements and clear communication.

(5) Report progress to senior City staff and telecom staff.

This is a temporary position with the City Manager’s Office through June 30, 2021.

To apply, please complete and submit and application through the City of San Jose's recruitment website:

About the Office:

The City Manager’s Office provides strategic leadership that supports the Mayor and City Council and motivates the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community's needs. The Office of Civic Innovation is charged with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of City services and executing the City’s Smart City Vision. Projects currently underway include those such as broadband investment, bridging the digital divide, creating a Citywide data strategy, Internet of Things and making the city more user-friendly for residents by building new mobile and web apps to allow for seamless interaction with City Hall.