DOE has direct hire authority to fill the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s energy scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) positions at the GS-11 through GS-15 grade level. Direct hire authority allows DOE to hire faster than the traditional government hiring process does. In using this authority, DOE still abides by the Merit System Principles and all federal and DOE regulations for hiring.


Position Details

  • Position / Grade: GS-15 Supervisory General Engineer/Physical Scientist
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Telework Available: Yes
  • Veteran / Disability Preference: Yes


  • Serves as the supervisor for the Industrial Decarbonization Team and has the primary responsibility for implementing all related activities consistent with Office objectives.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in the development and implementation of Industrial Decarbonization activities to improve the research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and adoption of these technologies in the United States.
  • Has a strong understanding of and serves as a subject matter expert on the current technical and market barriers to technology development, commercialization and utilization related to industrial decarbonization.
  • Analyzes barriers to industrial decarbonization technologies reaching the market and the develops program measures to diminish these barriers.
  • Directs the coordination and interaction with other Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) and Department of Energy offices, other Federal agencies and public and private interest groups in spurring US technology development and commercialization and developing the future industrial sector workforce.
  • Develops goals and objectives for the Industrial Decarbonization team based on a thorough and deep technical understanding of manufacturing technologies, and related industry, community and market needs including environmental and energy justice considerations.
  • Provides input in the formulation of out-year budgets, program priorities and budget allocations regarding potential Industrial Decarbonization activities.
  • Makes presentations on Industrial Decarbonization objectives, content and progress to a variety of audiences; prepares a variety of issue or briefing papers and reports for senior EERE program staff; and prepares responses to Congressional and other executive correspondence and responds to requests for information about the advanced manufacturing program.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required to Perform the Work:

  • Advanced knowledge of concepts and practices of manufacturing technologies and energy-intensive industries.
  • Knowledge of industrial decarbonization technologies in order to recognize realistic opportunities for market expansion based on practical considerations and cost/benefit potentials.
  • Knowledge of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, including the technical strategies it is pursuing for industrial decarbonization.
  • Knowledge of business issues relevant to the development of the industrial sector, including key market applications, current and evolving structure of supply chains, and intellectual property considerations relevant to manufacturing technology development.

How to Apply

Apply on USAJobs as a general engineer or physical scientist. In addition, please email to let us know you applied.

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