Discover the Office of Electricity

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) provides leadership to ensure the nation’s energy delivery system is secure, resilient, and reliable. OE works to develop new technologies to improve the infrastructure that brings electricity into our homes, offices, and factories. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, OE is harnessing innovation for a stronger, more reliable North American energy system.

Access to reliable and cost-effective energy through the electric infrastructure is vital for the economic well-being of this nation and will play an even larger role as we continue to grow with the global digital economy. A modernized electric grid is the key enabler for getting America on a path to an equitable clean energy economy with a 100% clean electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Watch this short video to see how the grid works and learn about OE's work to make electricity affordable and secure for all Americans.

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OE’s work in research and development supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the American people by:

  • Expanding access to energy efficiency and clean energy for families, communities, and businesses
  • Delivering reliable, clean, and affordable power to more Americans
  • Building the technologies of tomorrow through clean energy research and development.

The Office of Electricity is an Equal Opportunity Employer with positions at Headquarters along with opportunities to work remotely. Also, as a Federal employer, we welcome candidates that have served our country in other capacities such as the military and the Peace Corps.

As the nation’s Solutions Department, there is no better institution than the Department of Energy to take on this challenge and help our nation transform our energy system for the 21st century. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about our current projects.

The Office of Electricity Career Opportunities

OE has opportunities in many different areas. We are currently looking for professionals in these core disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Contracting Specialist
  • Power Electronics
  • Energy Storage
  • Network Architect
  • Power Systems Modeling
  • Grid Communications Technology

Want to know more about OE? Email us at and let us know what areas interest you most. 

Benefits of a Career with DOE

Learn more about DOE and OE job opportunities.

DOE is committed to recruiting, retaining, and motivating a diverse, productive, and highly efficient workforce, and we strive to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Annual and sick leave
  • Recruitment incentives
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health, fitness, and wellness facilities
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and matching 401(k) 

OE Candidates Can Also Expect:

  • Competitive salary
  • Telework and remote work possibilities
  • Unparalleled training opportunities and career development programs