Crown Castle Government Relations Counsel in DC Washington, Maryland

Company Summary

Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running. With approximately 40,000 towers and 26,500 miles of fiber supporting small cells, Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 US markets. Crown Castle is an S&P; 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $44 billion.

Position Title*_:_* Government Relations Counsel

Position Summary

Provide legal analysis and advice to internal clients regarding right-of-way access rights, utility infrastructure access rights, permitting, private easements, project deployment and network operations. The appropriate candidate will work well in a team environment and have a thorough understanding of local government permitting processes and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide legal support to Crown Castle’s government relations team responsible for submitting and acquiring permits and other entitlement applications and agreements necessary for the installation of Crown Castle’s facilities on utility poles and other infrastructure within the public right of way;

  • Provide legal support to Crown Castle’s implementation and asset management teams to ensure compliance with permitting conditions of approvals during construction phases and operation of networks;

  • Provide legal support for Crown Castle’s government relations team’s efforts to negotiate franchise and other right-of-way use agreements in accordance with Crown standards and parameters;

  • Maintain relationships with municipalities and provide counsel regarding compliance with conditions of approvals from municipalities for installation, and operation and maintenance of Crown Castle’s facilities; will be called upon to interface with City Attorneys’ offices and City staff regarding legal matters related to municipal codes and procedures; provide effective communications regarding Crown Castle’s right to occupy the right-of-way;

  • Provide legal support to internal clients regarding municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes;

  • Maintain internal record-keeping system; and

  • Litigation support as needed.

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Attorney’s License

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Two (2) to Four (4) years proven experience working in a utility, municipality, or Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity; or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.

  • Experience presenting and speaking in public and/or before governmental entities required.

  • Must be experienced in navigating corporate or military command structures and working within a corporate environment.

  • Experience working with design teams, preparation of permits drawings and construction documents, and construction preferred.

  • Demonstrated responsibility for administering a group or program budget preferred.

  • Litigation or litigation support experience preferred.

  • Experience in constructing and administering community outreach programs preferred.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse background, personalities and opinions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Wireless industry experience preferred.

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: Sr Government Relations Counsel

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Information: N/A

Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Location: DC - Washington, MD - Baltimore

# of openings: 1