Butler America LLC

The Zoning Manager is responsible for managing the entire zoning process on multiple telecom sites, determining whether zoning codes adversely affect a selected site, determining whether to pursue zoning approval, preparing and files zoning applications and making zoning application presentations to local zoning boards and authorities.



Essential Job Functions

·         Analyze local zoning ordinances and interface with city/county planners toward making zoning/design recommendations on individual wireless facilities.

·         Review zoning drawings prior to submittal for compliance with public agencies and client requirements.

·         Primarily responsible for site design based on zoning ordinances and discussions with planning.

·         Conduct due diligence with local jurisdictions and necessary community outreach prior to submitting site candidate information packages.

·         Direct A&E on where and what the design setbacks and heights should be.

·         Team player to coordinate and work with other disciplines (internally and externally) and taking the lead when required (For example:  coordinating, leading site walks, plan review, etc.)

·         Primarily responsible for site design based on zoning ordinances and discussions with planning.

·         Maintain a personal site tracker with real-time status updates on Excel.

·         Update real-time internal and external data bases

·         Work diligently to forecast accurately and meet forecasted milestones with continuous follow-up and communication of site delays.

·         Prepare land use entitlement applications, including all city submittal requirements.

·         Submit zoning applications to jurisdictions according to projected forecast dates

·         Must be able to read, review, interpret and redline surveys, zoning and construction drawings.

·         Attend client meetings or deployment calls as required

·         Must be able to climb ladders and get on rooftops

·         Provide real-time site updates to management upon request.

·         Present application to zoning boards, planning commissions, city councils, and county boards of supervisors, often outside standard business hours, as needed.

·         Review existing approvals on the property to determine necessary restrictions or process reviews required by the jurisdiction.

·         Work with 3rd party vendors ordering such items as radius maps, noise studies, propagation maps, photosims, EME studies, bio or archeology studies, etc.

·         Work closely with Leasing Manager counterpart, Project Manager, RF, Construction and A&E to provide planning expertise and communicate all design changes with all parties throughout all aspects of project.

·         Analyze surrounding built environment, vegetation and topography to further determine site design.

·         Represent clients by negotiating in client’s best interest with jurisdiction

·         Understand and be cognizant of client’s construction costs when designing sites

·         Constant follow up with planners via phone, email and in person in order to provide real time site updates, accurate forecasting and communication of site delays.

·         Responsible for preparing any necessary documents for signature after planning approval

·         Obtain staff reports and draft Conditions of Approvals in advance of discretionary hearings.

·         Review and draft conditions in a quick/timely manner and negotiate as necessary.

·         Obtain approval from necessary parties such as client, landlord and A&E prior to hearing.

·         Obtain client signature on COAs and complete required city processes (ie recordation) and final sign off.

·         Clear all site acq conditions of approval in preparation for building permit RTI.

·         Prepare client close out documents for zoning close out package.

·         Required to work in the office when not in the field.

·         Provide back-up to your leasing counter-part

·         Travel as required.


Required Qualifications

·         A 4-year degree or equivalent experience, preferably in Urban Planning

·         Previous work experience at a local jurisdiction is preferred

·         Must understand architectural plans and be able to thoroughly review and redline.

·         Flexibility to work on multiple projects and/or with multiple clients simultaneously.

·         Strong knowledge of Excel

·         Team player

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Able to keep up with changing priorities

·         Experience processing wireless land use applications while working at a city or county

·         Ability to provide quality audits for project and site specific documentation

·         Ability to read and comprehend legal documents such as legal descriptions, surveys, architecture drawings, zoning codes, specific plans, etc.

·         Must be highly organized

·         Must be able to drive long distances and sit in an automobile for long periods of time

·         Effective verbal and written communication skills

·         Strong knowledge of Excel

·         Able to perform duties within tight time constraints and handle large volume of work

·         Reliable transportation is required and employees must maintain a valid driver’s license.  Employees are reimbursed according to applicable IRS regulations when using their personal vehicle on job related assignments.

·         Must have and maintain a current driver’s license and have a clear driving record

·         Ability to lift twenty-five (25) pounds

Preferred Qualifications

·         Wireless Industry or commercial real estate development or related organization  preferred

·         Creative problem solving


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