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What you’ll be doing...

As our Real Estate Specialist/Municipal Engagement Partner you are first and foremost a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership overyour work. Your responsibilities will run the gamut from project deployment - which could include small cells, macros, and anything in between - tobuilding and developing a connection with the local community to guarantee the deployment of Verizon’s network. You’ll be charged with moderating any community concerns and identifying cost and time effective solutions, and willbe on the frontlines negotiating, creating and implementing strategies to engage and educate the community. You will also be responsible for teaming up with Legal counsel and other stakeholders to present alternatives and drive change onwireless ordinances, local design guidelines, and jurisdictional processes.

This position will have responsibility for project deployment and community outreach; this includesvendor management, milestone reporting, PO management (creation/tracking/receiving), all leasing contract responsibilities (processing SLAs/Agreements as well as rent trigger/audits), driving communication with internal peers and jurisdictional communication for driving permits/deliverables.

  • Resolving issues related to managing deployments
  • Escalating to legal counsel and executive management when appropriate
  • Participating in public outreach with local organizations andcreatinga locally-focused message to provide support for our deployments
  • Engaging with local advocates and organizations and working with internal groups to strategize advocacy campaigns to mitigate any concerns
  • Demonstrating civility and patience in response to opponent groups
  • Working with various internal groups in coordinating messaging outward to the public
  • Representing Verizon, as needed, with any appeals, local planning commission or city council meetings andworkingwith internal teams to coordinate efforts in preparation for the same.

Where you'll be working...

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Wireless site development, permitting, and appeals
  • Experience in reviewing various real estate documents like site plans, surveys, and similar documents

Even better if you have:

  • Experience working on external facing projects requiring public speaking and contract negotiating.
  • Experience working with community organizations and developing advocacy strategies
  • Experience with reviewing municipal ordinances, design standards, and telecommunications law.
  • Polished presentation skills; experience at presenting at larger gatherings (in person or virtual).
  • PMP.
  • Strong collaboration skills, excellent written and verbal communications to clearly and regularly communicate status, issues and risks to executive stakeholders.
  • Strong and proven ability to be able to influence others
  • Strong negotiations skills
  • Excel, database reporting skills (e.g. Fuze, Tableau, etc)
  • Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) experience, G-suite

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.