BROADBAND PROGRAM MANAGER

Recruitment #21-133-2108

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States? Can you work as part of a team, with inspiration, vision and creativity? Are you passionate about the role of technology in supporting the mission of local government? Loudoun County's Department of Information Technology is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to serve as the ambassador for the County's Broadband Strategic Plan who is familiar with broadband infrastructure, including wired, wireless and satellite solutions. The focus of this position will be on working collaboratively with citizens, County staff and the Board of Supervisors to communicate and work towards advancement of the County's Broadband Strategic Plan ,and to advance activities to improve broadband, particularly in western Loudoun County. This is not a technical position and there is a large element of policy development and community collaboration that is necessary.

This position will have the following responsibilities:

  • Program oversight and coordination between internal County staff and external vendors, consultants, and stakeholders for ongoing broadband projects and the coordination of those activities, and effectively communicating status
  • Create documentation to solicit stakeholder support
  • Develop a communication plan and website updates to reflect the advancement of broadband through a variety of activities
  • Cooperation with the County's Communications Commission to develop governance for all aspects of broadband related projects and activities
  • Working with the County's Cable Administrator, conduct research/data collection as needed
  • Recommend options for the use of the County's fiber network to address middle mile issues and for the advancement of wireless technologies and infrastructure in Loudoun County
  • Provide strategic oversight for digital equity related issues including affordable broadband to low income and disadvantaged housing, telehealth, education, and employment services, and coordinating supporting initiatives across the County
  • Identify resources and present analysis of possible vendors/projects that will address broadband needs in Loudoun County
  • Write Requests for Proposals for the provision of wired and wireless broadband internet services
  • Draft and recommend policy changes to support implementation, maintenance, and expansion of affordable broadband services
  • Research and work with Grants Coordinator to explore and apply for broadband related grants

Job Requirements

Applicants must possess a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of principles and practices related to broadband.  Applicants should have a working knowledge of broadband legislation and franchise agreements, and a willingness to remain up to date on the changing landscape.  Experience with broadband providers and equipment vendors is highly preferred, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

The successful candidate will undergo an extensive fingerprinting, credit and DMV background check.

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