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.
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.
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.
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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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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