Tuesday, August 08, 2006

FCC Seeks Engineer in Training Applications

August 7, 2006 Tamara Lipper (202) 418-2994

Competitive Program Aimed at New and Recent
Engineering School Graduates

Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications
Commission today announced that it is seeking
applications from engineering school graduates with
superior academic credentials and an interest in
communications engineering and IP networks for its
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program to be held during
2006/2007. Through the EIT Program, the FCC will
recruit recent engineering school graduates to the FCC
and provide comprehensive training in the field of

The FCC will accept applications from recent
engineering graduates or soon-to-be graduates for
multiple openings in the EIT Program during three
application windows:

(1) August 7, 2006, through August 28, 2006
(2) October 1, 2006, through October 22, 2006
(3) March 30, 2007, through April 21, 2007

All EIT Program participants will receive training in
Washington, DC. Engineers hired as part of the EIT
Program will fill positions located at the FCC’s
headquarters in Washington, DC, its Gettysburg, PA
facility, or one of the existing FCC field offices
that are located throughout the United States. The
FCC’s field offices are located in Atlanta, GA;
Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Columbia, MD; Dallas, TX;
Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; Los Angeles,
CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA;
San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and
Tampa, FL. Applicants must specify all locations for
which they wish to be considered.

Interested candidates must submit all information
requested in FCC Vacancy Announcement Number
DEU-EIT-2006-0001 including a cover letter, resume,
writing sample, official school transcript, geographic
preference and list of references when applying for
consideration. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. The FCC Vacancy Announcement is available
on the FCC’s website at http://www.fcc.gov/jobs/. A
simple registration process through the Commission’s
on-line recruitment tool, FCCJobs, allows candidates
to apply for positions online via the Internet.
Additional information is available on the FCC’s EIT
Program webpage at http://www.fcc.gov/EITprogram or by
contacting the FCC at Recruit@fcc.gov.

Selection for participation in the
Engineer-in-Training Program is expected to be highly
competitive. Selection criteria include: academic
achievement as demonstrated by class standing;
demonstrated technical competence (e.g., work
experience, co-op, or class projects); writing skills;
and a demonstrated interest in government service
and/or the subject of communications and technology.

Engineers at the FCC work on cutting-edge issues in
the communications and high-tech arenas, including
those affecting the deployment of next generation
wireless and satellite systems, digital television and
other broadcast services, various radio transmission
services, IP networks, public safety and homeland
security. They also promote the deployment of
broadband technologies as well as access to
communications services for Americans with
disabilities, and protect the rights of consumers.
The FCC’s work also involves interacting with other
government agencies, Congress and the private sector
to resolve complex policy issues.


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