The Department of Energy (DOE) values the commitment and service of military veterans and their families. We remain steadfast in our efforts to hire veterans and military spouses by offering meaningful employment, career development, and workplace flexibilities.
Why Work Here?
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 exciting careers, internship opportunities, and programs to gain skills that lead to jobs in the Energy Industry. DOE’s mission speaks to all sectors of the economy. Whether your expertise is in science, technology, engineering, national security, international affairs, or business, only here do you have so many opportunities to make a positive difference in your community, your nation, and your world.
DOE emphasizes schedules and work arrangements that support work-life balance, including telework, flexible work hours, remote opportunities, and compressed work schedules. There are many benefits entitlements for veterans, military spouses, and their families. For more information, visit Benefits of Working at Energy.
If you’re a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, or if you’re the spouse of an active-duty member or veteran, you may be eligible for special hiring authorities for veterans, veterans' preference, or military spouse appointing authorities. These veteran hiring authorities give you preference over other applicants in the hiring process. Veterans’ preference can be used when applying to permanent and temporary positions in both the competitive and excepted service of the executive branch.
- CareerOne Stop Skills Profiler – CareerOne Stop Skills Profiler is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, and provides resources for career exploration, training, and jobs.
- Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS) Handbook for Personnel and Payroll Offices - Creditable Military Service (Chapter 22) – OPM’s CSRS and FERS Handbook for Personnel and Payroll Offices is used to advise Federal agencies about various aspects of benefits administration; Chapter 22 covers Creditable Military Service.
- DoD Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – TAP provides information and training to ensure service members transitioning from active duty are prepared for the next step.
- FedsHireVets Virtual Classroom – The FedsHireVets virtual classroom explains veterans' preference, how Federal jobs are filled, and the unique veteran appointing authorities designed to help you find a Federal job.
- Military Buyback Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Military Service Deposit – DFAS provides information on how to buy back military time.
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) – MSEP is an employment and career partnership, connecting military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote, and retain military spouses.
- National Resource Directory (NRD) – The NRD is a database of validated resources that supports recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers.
- O*Net Military Skills Crosswalk – The O*NET Program is the Nation's primary source of occupational information. This link will allow users to cross reference their military skills to suggested Federal occupations.
- OPM Veterans Services FAQs – A list of FAQs covering a wide range of topics related to hiring and employment of veterans in the Federal Government.
- Request Military Service Records – The National Archives website allow veterans and their next of kin to request certain military service records for free.
- Troops to Energy Jobs – Supports veterans in transitioning to a career in the energy industry.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – The VA’s Careers and Employment page offers information and resources to help veterans find job opportunities and build careers with the Federal Government.
- U.S. Veterans Magazine – U.S. Veterans Magazine provides business, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, and employment opportunities.
If you have any questions, please contact the Veterans Program Team.