Looking to ENERGIZE Your Career?

The Department of Energy’s Office (DOE) of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is leading the global clean energy revolution. EERE is searching for enthusiastic, driven and committed professionals. If you are passionate about bringing clean energy investments, new jobs, and new business to communities all over the U.S., join our mission!

To apply for any of our other positions for which we do not have direct hire authority, see what jobs are available right now on our Job Vacancies page. Direct all questions to the contact listed in the announcement.  EERE will regularly post new positions to USAjobs, and will share updated links here as well. 

EERE Career Opportunities

Sign-Up for EERE Career Opportunities

Ready to energize your career and bring your skills and talents to our clean energy mission? Get the latest news on EERE Career Opportunities delivered straight to your inbox! Sign up today.

Direct Hire Authority

Are you a General Engineer or Physical Scientist interested in working for the Department of Energy’s Office (DOE) of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)? EERE is searching for enthusiastic, driven and committed professionals to fill our vacant positions. DOE has Direct Hire Authority to fill Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions at the GS-11 through GS-15 grade levels – the two most available within EERE are General Engineers and Physical Scientists. This authority allows us to hire more quickly than the traditional government hiring process. In using this authority, DOE still abides by the Merit System Principles and all Federal and DOE regulations for hiring.   

September 9, 2014 - Marykate O'Brien, Bio Process Engineer at NREL, monitors automated processes using NREL's computer control screens at the Biorefinery Research Facility in Golden, CO.
Photo by Dennis Schroeder

How to Apply Through Direct Hire Authority

Please email us with the following information ONLY:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • The position (general engineer or physical scientist) AND the EERE office (Solar, Geothermal, Vehicles, Buildings, etc.) that interests you.
  • Attach your resume that provides an overview of your work history and accomplishments as well as your educational background

 

Information that should NOT be included on your resume or sent via email:

  • 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 or will request documentation from a credential evaluation service for any foreign education or degree if applicable.

Other Opportunities at EERE

To apply for any of our other positions for which we do not have Direct Hire Authority, visit our current Job Vacancies. Direct all questions to the contact listed in the announcement. EERE will also post new positions to USAjobs