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Director, Broadband Strategy and Implementation

MTA Headquarters
New York, New York 10004
  • Job Code
    96474
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Director, Broadband Strategy and Implementation

 

JOB ID:  96474

SALARY RANGE: Min.:  $129,142Mid.:  $161,427

HAY POINTS: 1262

DEPT/DIV: Chief Development Office

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Chief Development Officer - Planning

LOCATION: 2 Broadway  

HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)

 

SUMMARY:

The Director, Broadband Strategy and Implementation is responsible for leading and managing important and complex transactions involving business relationships with the private sector, specifically for the  implementation of public facing wireless connectivity in the subway system and along the railroad ROW and terminals.  The Concessions will not only continue to represent an important source of revenues for the MTA operating budget but also play an increasingly vital role in enhancing the MTA’s operations and customer experience.         

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and support of some of the MTA’s most important business interactions with the private sector.

 

  • Navigate the legal, business, policy and intergovernmental challenges faced in connection with the planning, negotiation and execution of these complex, multi-faceted transactions.  Requires high-level and long-term executive experience in order to:

 

    • Implement proposals for new technology infrastructure faster and less expensively. This involves interaction with MTA engineering and project development/delivery staff to identify opportunities, pilot testing if required, defining technical requirements, and determining implementation schedules.  
    • Participate in the development of new approaches to deploying communications infrastructure that support rider applications, including cellular and Wi-Fi service connectivity and can support MTA operational needs including modern train control systems.  The interaction and business case for MTA and commercial partner must be developed.  
    • Data connectivity in the stations has been a tremendous success for our customers and a significant benefit for our operations.  Ongoing uses and benefits of this connectivity must be continuously identified and managed.  This will involve understanding and exploration of technological innovations as well as collaboration with operating departments and IT to ensure these opportunities are incorporated into agency organizational structure, processes and improve outcomes.   
    • Oversee the various licenses pursuant to which third parties are authorized to place and operate technology and equipment in MTA agency facilities (including on rolling stock, as well as in stations, along right-of-way and at yards, depots, etc.) to produce revenue and/or to otherwise serve the commercial interests of such third parties (the “Concessions”).  The Concessions include, most notably, licenses pursuant to which various companies either locate telecom equipment (e.g. antenna towers or fiber optic cable) or provide telecom services to the MTA and MTA customers, as well as to other customers of such companies (“Telecom Service Concessions”), as well as licenses that merely allow for the placement of equipment on MTA property by utility companies (“Utility Licenses”).  
    • Initiate and follow-through on competitive procurements. Lead internal decision making on the structure of the license agreements, and lead negotiations of documents relating to both approved new Concessions and re-offerings of existing Concessions at the expiration of the license term or earlier termination.  Negotiate Concessions on terms that are advantageous to the MTA both financially and otherwise. 
    • In conjunction with MTA Legal, enforce as required, highly complex Concession agreements, including (a) monitoring of financial performance (b) oversight, in coordination with MTA agency technical personnel, of licensee construction performance necessitating major commitments of agency force account personnel and (c) coordination with agency IT and corporate communications departments to ensure integration of licensee activities and MTA customer communication initiatives.
    • In conjunction with MTA Legal, develop and enforce privacy policies relating to the acquisition and use of data relating to MTA customers captured regarding the Concessions.
    • Create documents and other materials for presentations to and/or approval by Board members and/or senior MTA executives.
    • Consult with the government, public affairs, and legal departments of all agencies as necessary to address concerns of elected officials regarding the Concessions.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of relevant telecommunications technology, data gathering and associated business/operational opportunities.  
    • Knowledge with factors affecting technological trends and industry players strongly preferred.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents, financial reports, government regulations, professional journals and technical procedures. 
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; present information and respond to questions from senior staff, boards members, politicians, and the public.
    • Combination of tact, intelligence, sound judgment, strong collaborative leadership and interpersonal skills. 
    • Ability to present information clearly and articulately in group and one-on-one settings.
    • Ability to develop and administer strategic plans affecting department-wide policies.
    • Ability to operate under exacting time constraints.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA, engineering or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
    • A minimum of 15 years’ progressively-responsible relevant professional experience in public-private partnership matters and other commercial transactions in the Broadband industry or public entity.  
    • Significant experience leading negotiations with public and private stakeholders on public-private partnership matters, including technology concessions.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

As an employee of MTA Headquarters, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $99,394 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

 

TO APPLY, VISIT OUR WEBSITE:

www.mta.info/employment - On the website, select “See all open positions” located under the heading “Job postings”, and search by Job Title: Director, Broadband Strategy and Implementation or by Job Vacancy Number: 96474. Or use the following link https://tinyurl.com/tfatku9 

 

MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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Posted: 2020-01-15 Expires: 2020-02-14

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