The city of Seattle is looking to beef up its Information Technology department as it seeks to hire a Digital Equity Program & Broadband Manager.
The position will be a part of the city’s Client and Community Engagement Division and, according to the job posting, will play a central role in managing “digital inclusion planning and grants, broadband planning and advocacy, low-cost Internet program support, cable franchise administration, wireless affairs, and legislative advocacy for digital equity and telecommunication policy issues.”
Job responsibilities will also include “providing guidance to all levels of local government and public agencies, in partnership with community, on critical digital inclusion services for residents, and administration and enforcement of Seattle’s Cable Code.
Other key job responsibilities include:
- Serves as a working team manager for the Digital Equity Program to set goals and strategies, and to implement program delivery.
- Coordinates and advises on policy, program, and funding opportunities to create, promote, and increase access to equitable, affordable, high-speed broadband services.
- Builds relationships with public, community, and private leaders across the city and region to develop new opportunities for achieving greater digital equity and affordable broadband connectivity in Seattle and resolving issues that hinder progress toward Seattle’s Internet for All Initiative goals.
- Provides regulatory compliance oversight of Seattle cable operators and cable franchise agreements.
- Negotiates and administers franchise agreements, franchise renewals and transfers as necessary with incumbent providers and new entrants.
- Administers Seattle’s Cable Customer Bill of Rights and other customer advocacy matters.
- Prepares reports, recommendations, analyses, and legislation to inform elected officials, department leadership, the...