Verizon is investing in its network to improve the way we live, work, and communicate. Our network transformation will be critical for all our future connectivity businesses including new products such as IoT, 5G, and future smart cities. As part of this network transformation, you will help build one network engineered for growth for all lines of business.
This job position will perform assignments of varied responsibility, scope and complexity. Day to day work can be comprised of acquisition/management of various right of way agreements and support, as an escalation resource for Outside Plant Construction as well as ongoing management of existing routes/sites, including the protection of established rights.
Responsible for the acquisition and management of all franchise type agreements allowing the company to utilize public rights of way for the installation, and operation of fiber network; leading and managing the effort to significantly enhance Franchise and related Agreements working with Legal, Regulatory, Tax, Risk Management and Government Affairs on local, state, and federal legislation impacting right of way use.
Manages, coordinates and negotiates with senior level internal attorneys, high profile outside counsel, and the executive level of staff and political representatives for municipal government’s management personnel, to include executive levels, internally to Verizon. Includes document research of company rights and negotiation of reimbursement agreements with private companies, Local/State/Federal agencies, and other providers associated with facility relocation´s.
Resource for Structure Access requests regarding Verizon application and lease of available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) or power company.
Resource for utility relocation agreements relating to the relocation of outside plant facilities. This includes research of underlying rights as well as negotiation of reimbursement agreement.
Oversight and management of private easement acquisition, negotiation, documentation and recording.
- Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.
- Two or more years of relevant work experience.
Ideally, you’ll also have:
- Extensive legal statute, case law, and preferably telecommunications industry experience.
- A broad range of skills within a professional discipline to effectively perform complex assignments; demands familiarity with principles, theories, concepts and technologies as well as applied knowledge of established procedures, policies and practices.
- Seven or more years of professional experience.
- Ability to analyze federal, state, and local laws, applicable case law, and other regulations regarding a telecommunications provider’s use of municipal rights of way.
- Understanding and experience regarding Section 253 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including the equitable and nondiscriminatory treatment as determined by federal and state case law.
- Telecommunications industry knowledge including large and small cell wireless applications, understanding of regulations and obligations applicable to an Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) versus Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), and FCC and state PSC/PUC regulation.
- Ability to understand complex business plans and to successfully negotiate contract terms and conditions to meet company objectives.
- Ability to compare competitor franchise agreements to those proposed by local governments, note variations, and negotiate for equitable treatment.
- Ability to persuade others through well thought arguments that comply with applicable law, meet municipal requirements, reduce unnecessary or burdensome regulations, and allow for effective franchise compliance moving forward.
- Experience with local government franchise ordinance approval process including document preparation, workshops, and city council public hearing process.
- Ability to represent Verizon at city council or county commission meetings in a professional and persuasive manner to effectively communicate company objectives.
- Familiarity with utility construction permit application process at the municipal (city/county) level, as well as, other regulatory agencies such as DOT, railroads, state land departments, and forest services.
- Familiarity with structure access request process allowed under the Telecom Act whereby a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) applies to lease available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) or power company.
- Experience negotiating for easements on private property, including easement document preparation, professional survey review, and land value assessment and negotiation.
- General familiarity with utility outside plant construction terminology and techniques including facility locates, pole attachments, engineering plans, facility relocation, and directional drilling.
- Familiarity utility facility relocation reimbursement agreement process.
- Familiarity with certificates of insurance, surety bonds, and letters of credit.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products and Adobe Professional.
- SAP experience a plus.
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