Federal Program Broadband Manager- Project Position
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 2902
Bring your leadership to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin as a Federal Program Broadband Manager
The Federal Program Broadband Manager (classification: Grants Supervisor) is responsible for overseeing and directing the overall administration of the federally-funded broadband grant program in the Bureau of Broadband, Digital and Telecommunications Access (BDATA). The position works under the general direction of the Bureau Director. The Broadband Manager leads the Commission’s Federal Broadband Program team, supervising a team of professional policy analysts and grant specialists, as well as develops, implements and directs the management of the data, systems and processes related to the grant program and filings and proceedings for the Commission. The Federal Program Broadband Manager will, by example, integrity, commitment, and technical and leadership expertise, foster a culture of excellence, high performance, trust, and engagement on the team.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, hybrid work schedules, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. In addition to these amazing benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances, and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
The Broadband Manager performs duties including: program development and management; supervision and leadership of staff; program and policy planning and analysis, interpretation of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies; data analysis and management; and research and written recommendations and summaries. The Broadband Manager specifically oversees the strategic investment and grant management of funds allocated to the State under H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Act Plan of 2021. The Manager will lead staff to ensure the highest quality of work and the highest standard for internal controls and efficiency as staff: analyze grant proposals and associated data in light of federal and state requirements, draft memoranda and other materials for the record in Commission grant proceedings, develop spreadsheets, matrices, and other tools for the Commission to sort large amounts of data and information about grant proposals, research ARPA policy questions and developments, respond to inquiries about the program and projects, perform outreach, manage grant agreements and amendments, evaluate requests for reimbursement, monitor grant projects for compliance and completion, and perform analysis of the program and its impacts, and provide a variety of reports.
This position is slated to expire August 19th, 2025 or through the availability of funding, whichever expires first. The selected candidate must be a Wisconsin resident.
This position is in schedule-range (81-03) with an annual salary of $66,560-$83,512, plus excellent benefits. A twelve-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:
Grants administration and management (ie. Development and implementation of grant awards, development of application forms, analysis of applications, etc)
Leading a team (ie. Develop performance standards, assign work, provide support and training to staff, etc.)
Reviewing federal and state statues and rules.
In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have experience with one or more of the following:
Analyzing broadband funding: for access, adoption, and affordability - and making recommendations to leadership
Implementing a new program based on federal, state or other official guidelines
Creating efficiencies related to grant fund monitoring, desktop reviews, audits, etc.
Utilizing broadband technologies and construction cycles
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here. For more information on the basics of the selection process and how the State of WI ensures fair and equitable treatment of all applicants, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or [email protected].
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59PM on Sunday, September 19th, 2021.