Job Opportunity: Broadband Development Manager at Office of Broadband Development

It seems like this would be a good fit for someone reading the blog…

Job Class: State Program Administrator Manager Senior

Working Title:  Broadband Development Manager

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:  05/09/2019
Closing Date:  05/29/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employment & Economic Development
Division/Unit:  Office of Broadband Development
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes
Salary Range: $35.74 – $51.41/hourly; $74,625 – $107,344/annually
Classified Status: Unclassified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

This is a temporary unclassified position with an expected duration of up to two years.

This position is responsible for managing broadband program processes, staff and workflows, working with stakeholders on broadband development initiatives, the creation and implementation of program support activities; including those of the state’s Border-to-Border broadband grant program, and providing technical assistance to communities, associations and telecommunications providers in broadband development efforts throughout Minnesota.

Job Duties:

-Develop, manage and implement broadband program processes to support the broadband goals and priorities as defined by the agency and state statute in consultation with the Executive Director.
-Provide management and direction to broadband grant program staff.
-Promote DEED broadband programs and activities.
-Manage the broadband technical assistance program which serves grantees, communities, associations and providers in supporting broadband development activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree


Supervisory or managerial experience supervising direct reports of a professional level with demonstrated skills in hiring, setting priorities, training, providing work direction, performance management, coaching and developing staff;


Grants management experience;


Experience with broadband development activities, including working with broadband providers and communities on planning and development activities


Experience in financial analysis and operational budgets
Good problem-solving skills
Ability to deliver public presentations
Ability to create and deliver education and training materials
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Excellent human relations skills sufficient to perform supervisory duties and effectively develop and maintain relationships with a diverse client set

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree
Three or more years of professional experience in a broadband-related field
Project management experience
Process improvement experience

Additional Requirements

Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above.  If your skills match the required skills for this positon, the department may contact you.  Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists.  This may include a review of documentation related to job performance.  It includes contact with the applicant’s current and/or former employers.

A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position.  A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver’s license and record check will be conducted

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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