This Day In History: 1943-01-28
The Civil Service advertised for anyone not already involved in war work to apply for positions as Civilian Radio Intercept Officers. The position involved working with the Army Air Corps in maintaining radio silence during air alarms. Their duties involved monitoring radio stations during periods of radio silence, maintaining watch over distress channels, conducting tests and performing other federal monitoring assignments. Required were two to four years of college training in engineering or physics or experience in radio technology. The posts carried salaries ranging from $2,000 to $2,200 per year plus overtime pay. Applications were available at any first or second-class post office.