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Sr. Zoning & Permitting Specialist (Rochester, NY) - 6281

at Avacend, Inc.

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 7096
Categories: Other/General

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LOCATION: Rochester, NY

Proficient at preparation of candidate information reports related to leasing, permitting and land use viability. Prepares leases or other real estate agreements for complex projects. Directs or supervises outside vendor partners, environmental engineers, architectural and engineering firms, engineers and drafting technicians, title search firms and others to ensure transactions close within defined timeframes. Identify potential risk scenarios. Drafts and proofs recordable transaction documents, leases, easements , etc. for legal department review. Prepares zoning and permitting applications. Monitors progress of the application and facilitates jurisdictional requests for additional information as a result of the application review process. Prepares collocation applications and manages the process through Notice to Proceed (NTP). Negotiates leases and amendments with private landlords. Ensures compliance to the quality and safety goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Serves as Senior Site Acquisition Specialist or Lead for a particular site project (typically complex in scope) including leasing, permitting and land use processing

Receives updates from Site Acquisition Specialists and Associates and reports information to Site Acquisition ManagerThis may include facilitating deployment meetings

Provides weekly status reports to Clients and serves as project lead during weekly client meetingsAssists Site Acquisition Manager with training of Site Acquisition Specialists and Associate

For new-build projects, responsible for site acquisition activities from initial search ring release through NTPFor existing site modification projects, responsible for site acquisition activities from leasing and zoning audit, collocation applications or lease negotiations through NTP

Provides candidate-specific recommendations for leasing and land use viability

Supervises and directs the work of consultants and subcontractors

Supervises activities of team members and other departments, as needed

  • Provides site sketches, as needed
  • Attends field site visits for candidate and engineering viability
  • Reviews title reports for ownership, encumbrances, easements, etc , and provides recommendation for leasing viability
  • Interviews zoning/permitting personnel to obtain jurisdictional approval requirements for installation of wireless communication facilities and/or related wireless equipment as project scope defines
  • Completes Leasing Audit and Zoning Ordinance Reviews for site modification projects
  • Reviews zoning drawings for compliance with jurisdictional, regulatory and client requirement
  • Prepares, submits and obtains jurisdictional entitlements which may include applications and presentations before governmental or architectural review boards
  • Presents at meetings required by the Landlord or Jurisdiction including HOA, design review boards and neighborhood groups
  • Coordinates with tower owners and/or private landlords to negotiate and secure lease entitlements as project scope defines
  • Coordinate with client and engineering departments to obtain information necessary for entitlement applications (RF Affidavits, propagation maps, photo-simulations, etc.)
  • Reviews and approves site specific documents for quality and completeness
  • Reviews work of SAA or SAS prior to submittal for quality and completeness
  • Maintains a high degree of customer service and integrity when dealing with clients
  • Other duties or special projects, as assigned
  • Verifies and/or obtain Enhanced 911 addressing
  • Acts in capacity of a ''lead person''
  • Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction
Required Skills

Site Acquisition Associate and Specialist (ADM Level 1-3)

Minimum Qualifications (Do Not Edit)

Requires 4 year degree, or equivalent work experience. Requires 5 years telecommunications industry experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Located in Rochester, NY

  • Paralegal certificate, urban planning or law degree preferred
  • Prefer supervisory experience

Preferred Non-Technical Skills:

  • Informing
  • Negotiating
  • Perseverance
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Real estate or legal negotiation experience strongly desired
  • Demonstrates knowledge of full telecommunications site processes from RF request through on air
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively
  • Ability to read and comprehend legal documents such as legal descriptions, surveys, ground leases, easements, deeds, land purchase contracts, mortgages, title policies, subordination, and technical drawings
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Supports and complies with the Division's Quality Management System and Environmental, Safety, Health and Security Program


Active Real Estate License or Law License may be required in certain regions

Work Environment / Physical Demands

Field work and some travel required Normal office environment

Job Location
89 East Avenue, Avangrid, NY, New York, United States
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