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Title:  Director of Telecommunications & Connectivity Division

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  45789
Department:  Public Service Department
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  Salary commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Do not apply online. Please apply by sending your statement of interest, resume, and a writing sample to Carol Flint at carol.flint@vermont.gov by January 30, 2023. Please reference “Director Position” in the subject of your email.

Overview

The Department of Public Service is seeking a division Director to manage the Telecommunications & Connectivity Division. The Director will lead the Department's policy and regulatory work for telecommunications and cable television. The position is responsible for establishing and implementing policies that promote the development and maintenance of telecommunications networks that meet the day-to-day and emergency needs of Vermont. A successful candidate will be well qualified to lead a team to plan for industry change brought on by competition, consolidation, and technological advancement. The successful candidate will be familiar with telecommunications issues; have documented management experience; have strong communication skills; work well in a team-oriented environment; and can successfully manage competing priorities and projects. The Director reports directly to the Commissioner. Remote work arrangements are possible.

Description

The Division Director will ensure that the 10-Year Telecommunications Plan is prepared. Accordingly, the Director leads the process for responsible planning of obtaining for all consumers in the State stable and predictable rates and a technologically advanced telecommunications network serving all service areas in the State. The Department shall be responsible for the provision of plans for meeting emerging trends related to telecommunications technology, markets, financing, and competition.

 

Key responsibilities include promoting universal access, supporting efficient and economically feasible investment in telecommunications and broadband infrastructure to serve persons, businesses, and institutions. The Director shall provide leadership to support resource development for local, regional public and private entities, prioritize visually-neutral placement of facilities, and coordinate telecommunications initiatives across agencies, departments and offices in state and local government. The Director will formulate, with the advice and assistance of the Telecommunications and Connectivity Board and with input from the regional planning commissions, an action plan that conforms with the State Telecommunications Plan. The Director is responsible for the management of the Vermont Universal Service Fund, and also serves as a key policy contact for FirstNet, the authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to oversee the building, deployment and operation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

Compensation

This Director position is an exempt full-time position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree AND six (6) years or more of experience at a professional level in program management or operations, or business or public administration.

 

Telecommunications industry experience and graduate level studies are preferred.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier