Search Underway for Director of Oklahoma Broadband Office
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Broadband Governing Board is seeking applicants for the director of the Oklahoma Broadband Office, which will develop and administer grant programs to make reliable, affordable, high-speed internet available to all Oklahomans.
The duties and compensation for the position reflect the necessary critical skills and responsibilities, as well as current market conditions.
Those interested in the position can apply through jobs.ok.gov, the state’s online job application site, at this link. Applicants who meet the requirements of the job listing will be considered by the governing board’s hiring committee. Job candidates are prohibited from contacting board members directly.
Key qualifications are strategic leadership experience and the ability to work effectively with members of the legislative and executive branches of state government.
Oklahoma Municipal League Executive Director Mike Fina is the board’s chair.
“Building high-speed internet access throughout Oklahoma is a game changer for families, businesses and the economy,” Fina said. “The person we hire will coordinate efforts with the state, tribes and telecommunication companies to fulfill a five-year mission to connect every Oklahoman with affordable and dependable internet service.”
The office will administer more than $1.5 billion in grant funds with the goal of providing high-speed internet service to the vast majority of Oklahomans by June 2028, when the office will be closed.
The board and office were created in House Bill 3363 enacted earlier this year. The nine-member board is responsible for broadband expansion policy and overseeing the broadband office. It is composed of the lieutenant governor, state treasurer and appointees by the governor, House speaker and Senate president pro tempore.
The office has already begun operations with an interim director selected by the board. Two additional staff members have also been brought on staff.
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