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FCC Is Seeking Graduates for EE Positions

The Pathways program is accepting applicants right now

image of US flag as a puzzle pieceThe Federal Communications Commission is looking for people who want to build careers in electronics engineering.

We learned about this opportunity from a story posted by ARRL, the association for amateur radio. We then took a look at the actual federal government posting to learn more.

The FCC is advertising openings for “Pathways Recent Graduate (Electronic Engineer).” The Pathways Program is a one-year developmental program that can lead to a permanent appointment; it is run by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology in Washington. Positions are full-time and paid, with a posted salary of approximately $41,000 to $97,000 per year.

The opportunity is for recent graduates — individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute in the last two years (or six for veterans). The FCC will also accept current students at an accredited college who plan to graduate in May.

The announcement will close once 175 applications have been received or else on May 26.

If you qualify, you’ll be trained on the FCC’s policy and rulemaking processes, and get technical training covering a variety of telecommunications services and technologies. You might conduct and analyze basic engineering studies and telecommunication system proposals; you would help senior staff to analyze petitions and requests for proposals. You might conduct studies and perform summaries or communicate findings with senior staff.

Here’s the job description and application link. Good luck — let us know if you get in!