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Career Opportunities

A Multifaceted Mission Requires Many Disciplines

Energy is a crucial aspect in virtually every area of daily life, the economy, and national security. Because of the pervasive scope of the DOE’s mission, we require a wide range of technical and business skills. DOE professionals include scientists, engineers, mathematicians, accountants and contract specialists, computer scientists, technologists, specialists in national security and international affairs, as well as professionals with a wide range of skills in business, communications/information technology, and administrative disciplines.

Whether you are a recent graduate seeking your first job, a mid-career expert, a senior-level executive, or just looking for a career change, you’ll find that working at the DOE allows you to address the global challenges facing America today. Only here do employees have so many opportunities to make a positive difference in their communities, their nation, and their world.

The following is a broad overview of many of the careers to be found with the DOE:

  • Accounting and Budget
    • Accountant
    • Auditor
    • Budget Analyst
    • Financial Administrator
  • Business and Industry
    • Business and Industry Specialist
    • Contract Specialist
    • Intelligence Analyst/Specialist
    • Economist
  • Education
    • Training Instructor
  • Engineering and Architecture
    • Computer Engineer
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • General Engineer
    • Materials Engineer
    • Nuclear Engineer
    • Petroleum Engineer
  • Professional and Administrative
    • Administration and Program Staff
    • Management and Program Analyst
    • Office Clerk/Assistant
    • Program Manager
    • Support Service Administrator
    • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Human Resource Management
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • Human Resources Specialist
  • Information Technology
    • Information Technology Management Specialist
  • Legal
    • Attorney
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Mathematical Statistician
    • Operations Research Analyst
  • Miscellaneous Occupations
    • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Physical Science
    • Chemist
    • Geologist
    • Health Physicist
    • Physical Scientist
    • Physicist
  • Quality Assurance, Inspection and Grading
    • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Social Science, Psychology and Welfare
    • Internal Relations Specialist
  • Power/Electrical
    • Electric Power Controller
    • Electrical Installer
    • Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic
    • High Voltage Electrician
    • Public Utilities Specialist