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Director of Broadband Office

By January 12, 2023

Nebraska Department of Transportation

Description

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking a dynamic leader for an exciting opportunity to direct and oversee statewide broadband strategy in the newly created State Broadband Office. Governor Pillen formed this office in an effort to address the critical need for more affordable, accessible, dependable, and high-speed broadband access statewide which is crucial to future economic growth, investment and prosperity in Nebraska.  In addition to leading all office operations, the Director will serve on the Governor’s cabinet.

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), we enhance the quality of life for all Nebraskans by creating innovative, convenient, and safe transportation systems that connect people and communities. Our culture is vibrant, and teammates feel valued as individuals and as part of our team. We hire good people who share our sense of pride and are excited to make a difference in the lives of fellow Nebraskans.

Interested candidates should submit an application, with resume attached, to Governor Pillen at the following link: https://governor.nebraska.gov/board-comm-req

Examples of Work

Provide for policy level direction related to the planning and decisions regarding development, operation, and sustainability of high-speed broadband service in the State of Nebraska.
Work openly and collaboratively with relevant government agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that broadband deployment is strategic, cost-effective and that recipients of funding are accountable for their use of public funds.
Lead efforts to incorporate participation of and engagement with the communities with critical broadband needs and relevant stakeholders to shape program implementation and operations.
Work in collaboration with government agencies to create and maintain an official Nebraska location fabric broadband access map to accurately show broadband availability for all serviceable locations in the State of Nebraska.
Lead efforts with government agencies and stakeholders to develop directives and strategies for best utilization of federal funds, including grants, to improve broadband connectivity in Nebraska.
Qualifications / Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, business administration, public administration or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of management experience in telecommunications, business, or government and a minimum of 3 years of broadband telecommunications experience.  Related experience and training may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis as determined appropriate by the agency.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five or more years of experience developing, implementing, and managing successful projects and programs.
Three or more years of experience developing, maintaining, and managing effective business partnerships in both the public and private sectors.
Three or more years of experience interpreting policies, laws, and regulations.
Three or more years of experience in contract management, negotiation, and compliance.
One or more years of grants management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong knowledge of federal and state telecommunications regulations.
Excellent business judgment and strong strategic-thinking, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Strong team leadership skills with ability to motivate teammates and partners to ensure high levels of engagement and performance.
Ability to communicate effectively with executive branch, top management, various state, federal and local officials, news media, trade associations, legislature, and congressional representatives and their staff.  Strong public speaking skills and the ability to explain complex technical information to the general public.
Strong computer skills with the ability to produce Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

To apply for this job email your details to Todd.ludwig@nebraska.gov

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