The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is looking for enthusiastic, driven professionals to join our team and be Clean Energy Champions. We are seeking talented individuals with diverse perspectives and skills to help tackle the climate crisis.
EERE leads research, development, demonstration, and deployment of innovations in renewable power, sustainable transportation, and energy-efficient technologies that will equitably accelerate the national transition to a clean energy economy. We are working to ensure clean energy investments, new jobs, and energy justice benefit all Americans.
You do not need to be a clean energy expert to have a clean energy career. Some EERE positions are scientific or technical, and others support business operations, human resources, strategic analysis, communications, and more.
How do I find jobs in EERE Technology Offices?
All EERE jobs are listed in the table above. If you would like to focus on a specific technology area, you can visit each technology office’s career page:
What is the difference between USAJobs, direct hire authority, and Clean Energy Corps?
USAJobs is the web portal job seekers use to apply for a position within the federal government.
Competitive Vacancy Announcements are posted on USAJobs and are open for a short time, usually 5-7 days. The USAJobs descriptions list the location, salary range, and who is eligible to apply for the position—i.e., the public or current federal employees only. These positions range from entry-level to senior executive–level.
Direct Hire Authority positions are 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. These positions are open to all U.S. citizens until filled.
Clean Energy Corps positions may be term-appointed or permanent and are available across the country, with many opportunities to work remotely. These positions are funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes more than $62 billion for DOE to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people. You can apply for Clean Energy Corps jobs using the Applicant Portal and USAJobs.
Do you have more Career Resources?
We do! The links below provide more information.
Federal Employment Resources:
- Veterans’ Employment: This website can help you understand the veterans’ preference in filling federal jobs and helps veterans find jobs. This page is specific to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Persons with Disabilities: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) explains how federal agencies such as DOE fill jobs in relation to those with disabilities.
- Federal Executive Institute: This institute helps senior government leaders improve the performance of their organizations through programs like the Leadership for a Democratic Society, programs designed specifically for individual agencies, and interagency courses.
- Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program: This program enables temporary assignment of personnel across the federal, state, local, and tribal governments, colleges and universities, federally funded research and development centers, and other eligible organizations.
- Detail and Transfer to International Organizations: A federal agency such as DOE may send an employee on detail—a temporary assignment—or transfer an employee to any organization that the Department of State has designated an international organization. This OPM page answers questions about the process.
- Careers at Energy: If you're interested in employment with another DOE office, DOE's jobs portal provides information about benefits, employee profile videos, the types of positions available in DOE, and more.
WHAT IS A GS PAY SCALE?
GS stands for General Schedule, which is a classification and pay system for most civilian white-collar federal employees. Federal employees within the GS may receive an annual cost of living increase.
Within the GS system, there are 15 grades, with 10 steps within each grade. Step increases in each grade are based on performance and longevity. Learn more about GS classification and pay.
WHAT BENEFITS DO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RECEIVE?
HOW MANY FEDERAL HOLIDAYS DO EMPLOYEES GET OFF PER YEAR?
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