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Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
JOB #R2203319

Broadband Program Director

ICF is seeking a Broadband Program Director with management and planning experience who will lead broadband expansion planning and manage similar special projects. The successful candidate will be charged with facilitating the development of regional broadband strategies, identifying appropriate funding opportunities, and developing business relationships with state and local governments, utility companies, and broadband providers.

This is an opportunity to be a part of a management team that is making a significant impact by assisting states with administering programs funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and working to optimize grant resource management. 

In this role, you will be responsible for independently developing project plans, leading weekly client engagements, facilitating client interviews, and writing a plan for management review. You will work with leadership, and engineering disciplines to develop recommendations, anticipate client needs and propose solutions to help the client meet their deadlines.  By exceeding the client’s expectations, the successful candidate will position the company’s resources and expertise to grow the business. In addition, you will work with ICF senior and junior staff and subcontractors to support nationwide critical broadband infrastructure clients.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a track record of successful, multi-disciplinary plan development and will be responsible for ensuring that programs are positioned to optimize broadband grant resource allocation, build strong solutions to impacted areas, and provide strong risk management. This position represents an exceptional opportunity to join an expert team to facilitate change and help make a lasting difference

Responsibilities: 

  • Leading the pursuit team to fully qualify broadband opportunities to confirm that the win is achievable and to increase the probability of winning throughout the capture process.
  • Leading the development of the win strategy and identifying critical activities and resources needed to increase the win probability.
  • Ensuring client-focused activities are taking place, including setting up and attending key client and stakeholder meetings in concert with the capture team throughout the life of the pursuit.
  • Work with ICF leadership to identify and engage new clients and execute work for broadband infrastructure initiatives.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate regional broadband expansion plans.
  • Develop mitigation solutions for critical infrastructure clients that leverage industry best practices.
  • Assist clients with securing funding for broadband initiatives.
  • Serve as the direct interface with client staff, state/local government agencies, as well as senior program staff.
  • Coordinate client’s priorities and identify grant funding opportunities.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of all applicable program policies, requirements, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Prepare agendas, biweekly status reports, and follow-up actions for meetings with external clients and client vendors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in planning, broadband telecom, project mgmt., or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in broadband expansion issues with a focus on rural or unserved/underserved communities
  • possess knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance requirements for federal broadband programs.
  • Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary planning process.
  • Familiarity with National Telecommunications and Information Administration regulations.
  • Demonstrated success managing complex cross-functional teams to achieve high levels of production, meet tight deadlines, and deliver compliant, quality work products.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Expert problem-solving capabilities and ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to unique circumstances.

Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, critical thinking skills, and integrity and ethics
  • Team player with the demonstrated ability to build organizational capability, motivate teaming partners/staff to ensure high levels of engagement, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Experience with business process mapping and the use of project management software.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, with experience writing technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently.

Preferred experience:

  • Graduate’s Degree in public administration, telecommunications, business administration, or a related field of study.
  • Five+ years of managing government programs.
  • Understanding of 2 CFR 200 with a focus on 200.306 cost-sharing and matching
  • Familiarity with QuickBase, Salesforce or similar platforms.
  • Experience working in Florida within a Federal, State and/or City financial role.
  • Knowledge of IIAJ, BEAD, FCC programs.
  • Previous experience supporting broadband initiatives.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

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