Sec. Jennifer M. Granholm Becomes First Biden Cabinet Official on LinkedIn to Recruit the Next Wave of Earth’s Mightiest Climate Heroes
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today teamed up with actor, producer and climate advocate Robert Downey Jr. on LinkedIn to recruit climate professionals to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Corps. The Clean Energy Corps will help the Department deploy the transformative $62 billion investment from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to meet the nation's goals of a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and a decarbonized economy by 2050.
“President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law puts DOE at the heart of building a better America with clean, affordable energy, and we’re wasting no time recruiting people that will make it a reality,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.“We are reaching out to the nation’s diverse talent, at every stage of their careers, to join the Clean Energy Corps as global leaders in the fight against climate change. And we thank Robert Downey Jr., for joining us in this effort.”
“I found the perfect summer job! And, if I commit for a lifetime, it can help guarantee a habitable planet for generations to come…” said Robert Downey Jr., entertainer, entrepreneur, and Founder of the FootPrint Coalition. “Secretary Granholm and the entire Biden administration are tackling the climate emergency head-on by enlisting America's best and brightest to join the Clean Energy Corps. Not to boast, but I think I’m civilian employee #001…”
The Clean Energy Corps is made up of staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE, including current employees and new hires who will work together to research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy solutions to climate change. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Clean Energy Corps is charged with investing more than $62 billion to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people. DOE is seeking candidates with interest in leading the clean energy transition through the following industries:
- Program and Portfolio Management
- Project Management
- Physical Science
- Grants/Contract Management
- Information Technology/Cybersecurity
- Safety and Occupational Health
- Business Administration
- Human Resources
- Public Policy
- Legislative Affairs
The Secretary will amplify DOE’s Clean Energy Corps recruitment efforts via her newly launched LinkedIn account as the agency collects resumes through the newly launched DOE Applicant Portal. The Applicant Portal is part of a streamlined application process that will allow applicants to align their talents with their passions by indicating specific areas of interest and allowing hiring managers to review candidate profiles simultaneously.
Through the Clean Energy Corps, DOE’s workforce will mirror the diversity within America and ensure the inclusion of workers who have lived in communities impacted by climate change. Anyone interested in joining the Clean Energy Corps can submit their resume, skills, and areas of interest at energy.gov/cleanenergycorps.