City Manager's Office
$106,440.66 - $165,693.28 Annually
Until Filled - 1st Review Oct 20th
No Application Deadline
Known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation. Encompassing 178 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San José is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States.
The City Manager’s Office provides strategic leadership that supports the Mayor and City Council and motivates the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community's needs. The City Manager’s Office of Civic Innovation and Digital Strategy is charged with improving the efficiency and effectiveness of City services and executing the City’s Smart City Vision. Projects currently underway include those such as broadband investment, bridging the digital divide, creating a Citywide data strategy, Internet of Things and making the city more user-friendly for residents by building new mobile and web apps to allow for seamless interaction with City Hall. In our work, we focus on three core behaviors.
The Office of Civic Innovation also supports the administration of the Smart Cities and Service Improvements Committee, as well as the Smart Cities Advisory Board and the Civic Innovation Cabinet.
Positions & Duties
Position and Duties:
The City Council has a Digital Inclusion and Broadband Strategy that seeks to accelerate the deployment of wired and wireless broadband for all people while making it more inclusive for the digitally underserved (the digital divide). Executing this strategy requires negotiating value exchange relationships with telecom providers, overseeing the creation, adoption, and execution of balanced broadband friendly policies, working collaboratively with the community on the aesthetics and other community concerns associated with broadband deployment, and setting the vision, strategy, and priorities for the Small Cell Team in the Department of Public Works, and the Macro Site Team in the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department that executes the Permit to Inspect processes for the City.
The Broadband Manager reports directly to the Director of Civic Innovation and works closely with the Deputy City Manager responsible for 21st Century Infrastructure.
The Broadband Manager directly influences over $1B in private sector investments into the City of San José over the next seven years. This private sector investment creates thousands of jobs, dramatically increases regional GDP, delivers hundreds of millions of dollars of Smart City capability, and delivers tens of millions of economic opportunities for the digitally underserved.
The Broadband Manager requires a broad set of skills including strategic thinking, negotiation, telecommunications experience, public policy, team leadership, and public collaboration. They will negotiate value exchange agreements to generate the demand for broadband deployments and ensure City’s departments fulfill that demand by permitting communications facilities including macro site, small cells, and underground fiber optics. This role requires collaboration with various City departments including, but not limited to the City Manager’s Office of Administration, Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations; City Manager’s Budget Office; Mayor’s Office; Information Technology; Planning, Building and Code Enforcement; Public Works; and Transportation. The Broadband Manager will also work closely with innovative technology companies to evaluate ways to accelerate broadband deployment, including Smart City technology within the new context of COVID-19 public health, and the shelter-in-place dynamics that highlight the value of digital inclusion. Collaboration with public interest groups, community organizations, and other stakeholders will also be required to ensure public adoption of broadband deployment, especially the deployment of small cells on street lights. Finally, the Broadband Manager will work closely with the City’s Library Department and external stakeholders to ensure progress of social justice for the digitally underserved people in San José.
The Broadband Manager responsibilities include the following:
This is a permanent position in the City Manager’s Office.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated from past and current employment history.
To be considered for this position, you must fill out the online application available on the City of San José website and attach a resume. The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews and/or a practical exercise or case study.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
Job Specific Questions:
You must answer all job specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Danielle Torralba at email@example.com. The first application review will be on October 20, 2020.
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.
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To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be on October 20, 2020. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
Job: General Administration
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Oct 6, 2020, 12:31:18 PM
Minimum Salary: 106,440.66
Maximum Salary: 165,693.28
Bargaining Unit 1: UNIT 99
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