The online job postings start with a disclaimer: “At this time, there is no guarantee that San Diego will be named a Google Fiber city. We’re exploring interest and talent for the opportunity in advance.”
Google is soliciting applicants for community impact manager, city manager and associate city manager for its Google Fiber-branded internet service in San Diego, but only if candidates don’t mind some uncertainty.
“Due to the dynamic nature of local government, utilities, and organizations, we’re looking for flexible, senior leaders,” the postings warn.
No one – not Google, whose engineers must study factors like topography and housing density, nor city of San Diego officials tasked with completing a detailed checklist about existing infrastructure, land availability and city permits – is yet willing to commit that Google will be able to bring its super-fast internet speeds to San Diego.