6.19.3 – Crown Castle is seeking a Government Relations Counsel to reside in either Canonsburg, PA (metro Pittsburgh), or Lombard, IL (metro Chicago). The GRC provides 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, and advocates, negotiates and educates as an external advocate working with public sector attorneys and officials. The appropriate candidate will work well in a team environment and have a thorough understanding of local government permitting processes and procedures.
Key Qualifications include: (1) A minimum of four (4) years proven experience working in a planning, zoning, land use or implementation capacity directly for a utility, telecommunications provider, government entity or in private legal or consulting practice serving such entities; equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience; (2) Experience presenting and speaking in public and/or before governmental entities, including presenting complex material at a level appropriate to the particular audience; (3) Sound, reasoned business judgment; comfortable “being an owner” and making strategic decisions considering both legal and business factors; and (4) Admitted to practice law in state where office is located, or able to gain admission or comply with applicable in-house counsel registration requirements. The candidate will provide legal support to Crown Castle’s permitting, deployment, operations, regulatory and legislative efforts for small cell and fiber networks within an assigned geographic region. The GRC serves as an external advocate and resource on federal and state telecommunications law, and is called upon to interface with municipal attorneys’ offices, municipal staff and legal audiences regarding legal matters related to municipal codes and procedures, and to provide effective communications regarding Crown Castle’s right to occupy the right-of-way.
Candidates should apply at https://www.crowncastle.com/careers/, Requisition # GOVER01666.