Government Relations Counsel

Crown Castle International   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Real Estate


Less than 5 years

Posted 364 days ago

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide legal support to Crown Castle’s government relations team responsible for submitting and acquiring permits and other entitlement applications and agreements necessary for the installation of Crown Castle’s facilities on utility poles and otherinfrastructure within the public right of way;

  • Provide legal support to Crown Castle’s implementation and asset management teams to ensure compliance with permitting conditions of approvals during construction phases and operation of networks;

  • Provide legal support for Crown Castle’s government relations team’s efforts to negotiate franchise and other right-of-way use agreements in accordance with Crown standards and parameters;

  • Maintain relationships with municipalities and provide counsel regarding compliance with conditions of approvals from municipalities for installation, and operation and maintenance of Crown Castle’s facilities; will be called upon to interface with City Attorneys’ offices and City staff regarding legal matters related to municipal codes and procedures; provide effective communications regarding Crown Castle’s right to occupy the right-of-way;

  • Provide legal support to internal clients regarding municipal code and/or zoning ordinance changes;

  • Maintain internal record-keeping system; and

  • Litigation support as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Attorney’s License


Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Two (2) to Four (4) years proven experience working in a utility, municipality, or Planning, Zoning, and Land Use capacity; or equivalent in a comparable industry or relevant military experience.

  • Experience presenting and speaking in public and/or before governmental entities required.

  • Must be experienced in navigating corporate or military command structures and working within a corporate environment.

  • Experience working with design teams, preparation of permits drawings and construction documents, and constructionpreferred.

  • Demonstrated responsibility for administering a group or program budgetpreferred.

  • Litigation or litigation support experiencepreferred.

  • Experience in constructing and administering community outreach programs preferred.


Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse background, personalities and opinions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Wireless industry experiencepreferred.