The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of persons with disabilities. DOE values the diversity and unique perspectives of our workforce.  We recognize that differing perspectives contribute to effective delivery of services to the public and to the accomplishment our broad mission.

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Why Work Here?

DOE is a solutions-focused agency engaged in a wide range of challenging and innovative work, from national security to basic research, that impacts the world in incredible ways. 

We are at the forefront of advancing equity in clean energy solutions to combat the global threat of climate change and promote America's energy independence. We’re helping America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future. 

DOE offers employment through exciting career and internship opportunities in science, technology, engineering, national security, international affairs, and business. DOE is an equal opportunity employer. We take pride in our efforts to attract, accommodate, retain, and promote persons with disabilities. DOE offers opportunities for work-life balance that include telework, flexible work hours, remote opportunities, and compressed work schedules. Learn more about the Benefits of Working at Energy.

Hiring Authorities

Persons with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A Hiring Authority, and may also apply for jobs through the traditional/competitive process.

Reasonable Accommodation

DOE provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation may be requested for any part of the application or hiring process. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are customarily done that enables a qualified individual with a disability to:

  • Apply for a job
  • Perform job functions
  • Ensure equal benefits and privileges of employment

Examples of accommodations include:

  • Video Relay Services
  • Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, speech to text, magnification software)
  • Sign language interpreters or captioning and transcription services
  • Qualified Readers and orientation and mobility services
  • Written materials in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print)

To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator who supports the DOE organization/location to which you are applying (as indicated on the job announcement).


FAQs for Schedule A eligible job seekers provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding Schedule A eligibility.


If you have any questions, please contact the Disability Program Team.