Are you an engineer or scientist interested in working for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)? If so, please visit our Employment Opportunities at EERE page to learn more about STEM Direct Hiring Opportunities. EERE will regularly post new positions to USAjobs and share the links here as well.

The list below includes vacancy announcements for positions for which we do not have direct hire authority. To apply for one of these positions, follow the instructions included in the job announcement. Direct all questions about the position to the contact listed. EERE will regularly post new positions to USAjobs and share the links here as well.



Director Water Power Technologies Office ES 00 9/14/2021 9/28/2021 All U.S. Citizens USAJobs
Energy Technology Program Specialist (Water Power Technologies Office; 1 -year detail opportunity) GS 14 9/1/2021 9/15/2021 DOE federal employees USAJobs

*Please note: there are more positions available at DOE with Direct Hire Authority. Refer to the Employment Opportunities at EERE page for more information. These are simply the positions most relevant to EERE vacancies. The Office of Personnel Management has more information on Direct Hire Authority Government-Wide

When applying to a vacancy posting, please password protect your resume if you choose to email it to

When applying to a position via email, please send us the following:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Position (general engineer or physical scientist)
  • EERE office (Solar, Geothermal, Vehicles, Buildings, etc.) that you are applying to
  • Resume (password protected)

Please DO NOT include:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Photos of yourself
  • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
  • Classified or government sensitive information
  • Any encryption or digital signatures

If EERE is interested after reviewing your resume, the DOE Human Capital office will contact you to request a transcript demonstrating that your educational background meets the basic eligibility requirements of the position in question.

Public Notices will be opened on a continuous basis for interested applicants to provide their resumes and supporting documentation through USAJOBS. 

Information on clean energy jobs is also included on EERE's Career and Education site.

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