Want to be a part of the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management's (FECM's) programs that lead research, development, demonstration, and deployment efforts that reduce carbon emissions and other environmental impacts? FECM is looking for passionate professions to join our team and make global change. Explore the current opportunities below and apply.

FECM Employment Opportunities

Advanced Turbines Program Manager (Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist) GS-14 or 15 Hydrogen with Carbon Management Soon Soon Determined upon selection USAJOBS
Director, Minerals Sustainability (Interdisciplinary Supervisory General Engineer/Physical Scientist) GS-15 Minerals Sustainability Soon Soon Washington, D.C. USAJOBS
2024 STP Fellow NA Various Offices 1/17/2024 12/31/2024 Various ORISE
2024 STP Tribal Engagement Fellow NA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management 2/19/2024 TBD Remote ORISE
Supervisory Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist GS-15 Office of Policy, Analysis and Engagement/Federal Partnerships 4/11/2024 5/2/2024 Remote USAJOBS
Interdisciplinary General Engineer/Physical Scientist (Direct Air Capture Hubs) GS-11, 12,13 Carbon Management Technologies/Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Removal 4/8/2024 4/22/2024 Determined upon selection USAJOBS

FAQ About Federal Employment

FECM employees are our greatest asset and will help us accomplish our mission. If you are considering employment with our team, the following information may be helpful:

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Federal Employment Resources:

  • Careers at Energy: The Department of Energy (DOE) jobs portal provides information about benefits, employee profile videos, the types of positions available in DOE, and more.
  • USAJobs.gov: USAJobs.gov provides listings of employment opportunities across the federal government, including positions that are:
    • Open to the Public
    • Veterans’ Employment: This website can help you understand the veterans’ preference in filling federal jobs and helps veterans find jobs.  DOE specific information for Veterans.
    • Military Spouses: If you're a military spouse, you may be eligible to apply using a non-competitive process designed to help you get a job in the federal government.
    • National Guard & Reserves: If you’re a member of the National Guard, or are willing and able to join the National Guard, you may be eligible to apply for federal jobs located within a National Guard unit.
    • Students & Recent Graduates:  If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs.
    • Senior Executives: The Senior Executive Service (SES) consists of executive positions, including managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above General Schedule (GS) grade 15 or equivalent positions in most Executive Branch agencies of the federal government.
    • Individuals with Disabilities: If you're an individual with a disability, you can apply and compete for any job for which you are eligible and meet the qualifications, but you also may be eligible for a special hiring authority.
    • Family of Overseas Employees: The federal government offers several hiring programs for family members of federal employees or uniformed service members, who are working or have worked overseas.
    • Native Americans: If you're an American Indian or an Alaskan Native who is a member of one of the federally recognized tribes, you may be eligible for Indian Preference.
    • Peace Corps & AmeriCops VISTA: If you served with the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA as a volunteer or volunteer leader, you may qualify for non-competitive eligibility. This means that a federal agency can hire you outside of the usual competitive examining process.
  • 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 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) page answers questions about the process.

GS stands for General Schedule, which is a classification and pay system for most civilian white-collar federal employees in professional, technical, administrative, and clerical positions. 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.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a performance-based pay system. The SES pay range has a minimum rate of basic pay equal to 120 percent of the rate for GS-15, step 1, and a maximum rate of basic pay equal to the rate for Level III of the Executive Schedule. Learn more about the SES.

Learn more about the SES.

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 servicesLearn more about these benefits.

Employees receive 11 federal holidays per year. View the list of federal holidays.