1,899
PROJECTED HIRES

Department of Energy

Mission:

To advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States, to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Nuclear Security Offices, Regional Power Administration, laboratories and technology centers nationwide. Highest concentration of DOE employees: District of Columbia, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Maryland, Colorado, Tennessee, South Carolina and Idaho.

Best Places Ranking

14

The Department of Energy ranked 14th out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 62.9.

Recruitment Program / Outreach Efforts

The Department of Energy (DOE) promotes and uses professional development and internship programs to expose high school and college students and graduates to its mission. The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) and the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program provide developmental positions to recent graduates and/or post-graduates with an opportunity to transition to mid-level career positions upon successful completion of these 2-year programs. The Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Experience Program (STEP) provide students opportunities to develop professional experience while attending school. SCEP participants also may have an opportunity to transition to a career position upon graduation from their graduate or post-graduate degree program and successful completion of their internship requirements. Opportunities in any of these internship programs exist in various disciplinary fields that support mission-critical areas. The DOE Scholar Program introduces students or recent college graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Opportunities are available at entry and mid-levels in a variety of disciplines and facilities nationwide. Disciplines include engineering, physical sciences, environmental sciences, information technology, physics, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, and law. The Scholar Program includes paid internships and research opportunities. To qualify, applicants must have at least a 2.9 out of 4.0 GPA.

Hiring Projections

The Department of Energy’s future hiring priorities will focus on the recruitment of scientists, engineers, contract specialists, financial analysts and information technology specialists. A recent assessment of critical skills, both in the field and headquarters, identified these occupations as the highest priorities. Hiring in these occupational areas will feed the pipeline for project management (in various occupational specialties), contract management, information technology project management and technical qualifications program (safety and support at nuclear facilities), all of which support the core work of the agency. Hiring will be at various grade level throughout the continental United States.

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PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
# of Employees
as of 9/30/08
Total Hires
FY 2007-08
Projected Hires
FY 2010-12
Accounting and Budget
Financial Administration and Program 99 9 63
Budget Analysis 242 44 85
Administration/Program Management
Human Resources 284 87 132
Business and Industry
Contracting 569 149 241
Compliance and Enforcement
Environmental Protection Specialist 115 20 48
Safety and Occupational Health 88 13 56
Engineering
General Engineering 1,591 217 494
Nuclear Engineering 247 37 157
Electrical Engineering 390 27 156
Information Technology
Information Technology Management 607 112 217
Medical and Public Health
Industrial Hygiene 32 12 23
Physical Sciences
General Physical Science 641 83 201
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance 35 11 26
PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
Total Left
FY 2007-08
Average
Age
Retirement
Eligibility
2009
Retirement
Eligibility
FY 2012
Accounting and Budget
Financial Administration and Program 12 50 25 43
Budget Analysis 36 46 40 72
Administration/Program Management
Human Resources 74 48 69 112
Business and Industry
Contracting 80 48 125 197
Compliance and Enforcement
Environmental Protection Specialist 17 51 26 43
Safety and Occupational Health 12 52 24 52
Engineering
General Engineering 184 49 358 627
Nuclear Engineering 28 50 85 119
Electrical Engineering 44 46 68 114
Information Technology
Information Technology Management 73 49 138 197
Medical and Public Health
Industrial Hygiene 3 52 11 17
Physical Sciences
General Physical Science 85 52 182 272
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance 8 54 15 21

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