Zoning Intern – Part-time

Job Category: Legal Compliance and Audit
Requisition Number: ZONIN03441
Posted:July 22, 2021

Boca Raton, FL, US

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Who We Are

SBA Communications (SBA) is an industry leader in providing the wireless infrastructure that makes communication work, with a track record of growth throughout the Americas, South Africa and Southeast Asia. Our purpose is to enable the communications that are essential in connecting people. We are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol SBAC and our organization is part of the S&P 500. SBA is also one of the top 20 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) based on market capitalization.

The People

Our success stems from our collaborative environment, where differences are appreciated and our team members are considered our most valued asset. Together we uphold the highest moral and ethical standards, are excellent stewards of our financial resources, we prioritize quality and we do things right the first time. We innovate new, efficient and effective ways to do business, and we go the extra mile to provide excellent customer service to our clients and to each other. We enjoy each other’s company and we work hard to make those around us successful.

The Perks

One of our values is to be People Focused, and as such, we are committed to our team members current and evolving needs through our global compensation and benefits programs. Our strategy is to provide programs and resources focused on four pillars of overall well-being: Physical, Emotional, Financial and Social. We enable our team members to stay healthy with medical, dental and vision insurance options. We help our team members navigate their path towards financial security through our 401K Retirement Plan, Global Stock Ownership and Employee Stock Purchase Programs. Additionally, we provide Paid Time Off (PTO), Tuition Reimbursement and many other impactful benefits.

Your Next Career Opportunity – Zoning Administrator II

Assist the Zoning Manager in the planning and coordination of activities necessary to secure zoning approval of communication facilities and due diligence for the acquisition of communication facilities.

What You Will Do – Primary Responsibilities

  • Zoning Due Diligence Process for Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Sites
    • Create and prepare zoning information data forms for all acquired communication towers for review and approval by the zoning manager.
    • Provide zoning assistance to M&A for communication towers proposed for purchase.
    • Compile existing zoning documentation and/or obtain outstanding zoning documentation from regulatory jurisdictions to complete due diligence.
    • Coordinate with regulatory jurisdictions to provide solutions to complete zoning due diligence such as final inspections, expired permits and code enforcement issues.
    • Compose applicable zoning due diligence letter for jurisdictional sign off when zoning documentation is not available.
    • Establish and maintain the Property Management Database structure page for newly purchased communication facilities and input zoning data.
    • Maintain “Letter of Appreciation” Program
    • Other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Zoning Applications
    • Project management for sites requiring zoning approval renewals using CRM Zoning software.
    • Conduct research to obtain appropriate Code of Ordinance requirements for the construction, ongoing collocation or modification opportunities for communication facilities. Research to include online inquiries and direct communication with the jurisdictions.
    • Assist with preparation of all necessary zoning applications and supporting documentation including written site description, justification for site plans and sketches, map, photo simulations and public hearing notification.
    • Coordinate with jurisdiction as necessary.
    • Prepare drafts of zoning correspondence to jurisdictions.
    • Requests for zoning information for tower modifications, i.e. Drop/Swap, Lighting Changes, Tower Extensions, Compound Expansions.
    • Conduct research to obtain appropriate jurisdiction requirements for proposed changes to include lighting, fencing and permitting requirements. Research includes both online inquiries and direct communication with the jurisdictional websites.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Create forms to track status of sites.
    • Provide administrative assistance such as check requests, Federal Express preparation, etc.
    • Create electronic copies of non-user friendly jurisdiction zoning applications.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need – Qualifications & Requirements

    • H.S. Diploma/GED
      • and 0-2 years of customer service/administrative support experience.

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