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Employment Opportunities at ITS: The Nation's Spectrum and Communications Lab

We are a small, but growing, federal research lab located on the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories campus in south Boulder, Colorado. We recruit electronics engineers, computer engineers, and computer science majors to work on hot telecommunications issues such as spectrum sharing, spectrum efficiency, and next-generation communications. Researchers enjoy all the benefits of federal employment while working in a cutting edge, entrepreneurial, research and development environment. The wide range of professional growth opportunities within the organization, casual laboratory environment, beautiful setting, and stimulating work of national importance are some of the attractions of working at ITS.

Now Hiring: Supervisory Electronics Engineers

This announcement is open continuously, until filled, and may be used to fill multiple positions. Applications received after a cutoff date will be processed during the next open cycle. Only one cutoff date remains —May 1, 2024.

As a Supervisory Electronics Engineer, you will perform the following duties:

  • Formulate and conduct theoretical radio science research of considerable scope and solve spectrum planning and engineering problems.
  • Apply radio science models in advanced use cases.
  • Lead a portfolio of research projects by establishing goals, assembling teams and managing scope, budgets, and schedule; and monitoring and reporting on performance and completion of deliverables.
  • Develop and oversee interagency agreements and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) which support Telecommunications research.
  • Develop contracts for the procurement and maintenance of IT and Telecommunications equipment.
  • Provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilities cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Work with organizational financial processes, information, and technologies.
    Build and manage the workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive reports, briefings, and technical documentation on spectrum management, engineering analyses, and policy recommendations.
  • Edit and present written materials, presentations, and briefings to convey multi-faceted technical concepts and strategies.
  • Plan projects involving peers, juniors, senior officials, and internal and external partners.

Other Opportunities

Employment opportunities, including Internships for students, will be listed on USAJOBS, the Federal Government’s official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Interested applicants may search for job openings at NTIA-ITS by conducting key word searches, e.g., "NTIA." You may also perform searches by Location, e.g., "CO-Boulder," or by Job Category, e.g., "Engineering and Architecture." Once a job is posted, you may have only seven days to respond. Applicants must apply through USAJOBS, must be U.S. citizens, must complete the online application and required forms, and must provide a résumé and an unofficial transcript. If you think you might have an interest, create your USAJOBS account now so that you can create a saved search to be automatically notified when an opening is posted—and get your transcript and résumé ready. Search for jobs in Boulder, Colorado, with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Attention Veterans:

Candidates who qualify for Veterans’ preferences should send an expression of interest and a résumé directly to Check out our Employment Opportunities for Veterans page for current openings.