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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/23

Applications Due12/14/23

Vacancy ID139416

AgencyEmpire State Development, NYS

TitleProgram Manager, Public Infrastructure, ConnectALL

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitNone listed

Salary RangeFrom $80000 to $82400 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12245

Minimum Qualifications Education Level Required: Bachelor’s Degree or 8 years equivalent work experience managing complex programs.

Relevant Experience Preferred: 4+ years of experience as a Program Manager leading large-scale programs or other managerial position responsible for delivering complex projects.

Knowledge required: Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods, including managing and communicating with diverse stakeholders. The ability to work in the details of administering a program without losing sight of the bigger strategic picture. Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience managing sensitive relationships with diplomacy and discretion. Excellent problem-solving skills to troubleshoot unexpected challenges. Excellent knowledge of MS Office; experience using grant application software or other CRM systems preferred, strong interest in broadband access and a passion for closing the digital divide.

Duties Description BASIC FUNCTION:
Program Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of ConnectALL’s Municipal Infrastructure and Assistance program. The program will award grants for municipalities and other public partners to construct open-access fiber networks directly to underserved homes, businesses, and community anchor institutions, providing reliable, highspeed broadband. Manager will partner with electric cooperatives and municipal utilities for accelerated deployment and also engage in public-private partnerships, including private internet service providers (ISPs) for last-mile carrier neutral connections that offer consumer choice.

• Under the guidance of executive leadership, implement the grant program, including development and maintenance of application materials and templates and be hands-on as grants are awarded, leading to project implementation and close-out.
• Assist grantees with the application and award processes.
• Serve as the main point of contact for program applicants and partners, including middle-mile providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, State authorities, and ISPs.
• Design and manage reports on program implementation and drive toward successful outcomes.
• Provide inputs to the program budget.
• Implement appropriate control processes for applications and throughout the entire grant life cycle.
• Manage stakeholders’ communication & resources to implement the program.
• Manage risks, take corrective measures, informing leadership of issues.
• Coordinate with internal ESD department, including Loans & Grants, Legal,
and Budget to administer grants throughout their life cycle.

Additional Comments Position expected to work onsite and/or remote consistent with NYS and ESD guidelines and needs.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Jane Martinez, Talent and Acquisition Specialist – Human Resources Dept.

Telephone N/A

Fax N/A

Email Address


Street 633 Third Avenue

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10017


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