The Department of Energy (DOE) values the service and sacrifice 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. DOE is proud to be named #1 in America's Best Employers for Veterans in 2023 by Forbes, reflecting our commitment to the employment and advancement of veterans.  

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Veterans Shape the Future of Energy
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Apply for any DOE position on USAJOBS or filter for positions open to Veterans or military spouses. Interested in helping advance the boldest climate agenda in our nation’s history? Consider joining the Clean Energy Corps.

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 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.

Hiring Authorities

If you’re a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and separated under honorable conditions, or if you’re the spouse of an active-duty service member or veteran, you may be eligible to apply under special hiring authorities for veterans, veterans' preference, or military spouse appointing authorities






FAQs for Veteran & Military Spouse Job Seekers is a downloadable document with FAQs related to veteran and military spouse hiring.


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