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Are you a General Engineer or Physical Scientist interested in working for the Department of Energy’s Office (DOE) of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)? EERE is searching for enthusiastic, driven and committed professionals to fill our vacant positions.  DOE has Direct Hire Authority to fill Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions at the GS-11 through GS-15 grade levels – the two most available within EERE are General Engineers and Physical Scientists. This authority allows us to hire more quickly than the traditional government hiring process.  In using this authority, DOE still abides by the Merit System Principles and all Federal and DOE regulations for hiring.   

If you’re interested, please email us. At this stage, include ONLY your name, the best way you can be reached, the position (general engineer or physical scientist) and the EERE office (Solar, Geothermal, Vehicles, Buildings, etc.) that interests you. Please also attach your resume that provides an overview of your work history and accomplishments as well as your educational background.

Information that should NOT be included on your resume at this stage includes:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Photos of yourself
  • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
  • Classified or government sensitive information
  • Any encryption or digital signatures

If EERE is interested after reviewing your resume, the DOE Human Capital office will contact you to request a transcript demonstrating that your educational background meets the basic eligibility requirements of the position in question.

To apply for any of our other positions for which we do not have direct hire authority, see what jobs are available right now on our Job Vacancies page. Direct all questions to the contact listed in the announcement.  EERE will regularly post new positions to USAjobs, and will share updated links here as well.