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 powersustainable 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.


Careers in EERE

Join Us For EERE STEMtember Sessions: Careers in Clean Energy

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You don’t need to be a clean energy expert to have a clean energy career. Apply to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and help solve one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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Every week this September, EERE will host a virtual career fair and networking opportunity for clean energy enthusiasts. At the EERE STEMtember Sessions, you'll hear from and connect with EERE staff who will discuss their diverse roles in renewable power, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and business operations. You do not need a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) to work in clean energy, so come with questions and get ready to learn about how you can help build a clean energy future as a Clean Energy Champion.

Register now:

Careers in Sustainable Transportation
Sept. 8, 12-2 p.m. EST

Careers in Renewable Power
Sept. 15, 12-2 p.m. EST

Careers in Energy Efficiency
Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m. EST

Careers in EERE Business Operations
Sept. 29, 12-2 p.m. EST


EERE's Clean Energy Champions

FAQ About Federal Employment

EERE’s staff is our greatest asset to accomplish our clean energy mission. If you are considering employment with EERE, the following information may be helpful:

How do I find jobs in EERE Technology Offices?

Do you have more Career Resources?

We do! The links below provide more information.

Federal Employment Resources:

  • 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.


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.

Read about senior executive service.


Federal employee benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous leave policies, insurance coverage for family members, and retirement services. Learn more about these benefits.


Employees get 11 federal holidays off each year. View these calendars for a list of federal holidays.