U.S. Department of Energy kicks off recruitment to for bipartisan infrastructure law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of its Clean Energy Corps, which is made up of staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE – current staff and new hires – who will work together to research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy solutions to climate change.

DOE also announced that the Clean Energy Corps is ready to recruit an additional 1,000 employees using a special hiring authority included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help implement the Law’s historic infusion of $62 billion in funding and accelerate the nation’s drive to a clean energy future.

The Clean Energy Corps’ new hiring portal will help streamline the application process for the industry veterans, experienced technical experts, and the next generation of clean energy leaders it seeks to attract.

This critical step marks the largest staff expansion at DOE since its establishment in 1977 and advances President Biden’s goals to create good-paying jobs, spur economic growth and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Watch Secretary Granholm’s message for Clean Energy Corps applicants here.

“This is an open call for all Americans who are passionate about taking a proactive role in tackling the climate crisis and want to join the team that is best positioned to lead this transformative work,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.

“Solving the world’s greatest challenge will require the inclusion of all voices, perspectives and experiences – and we need people like you to ensure that DOE fulfills on our commitment to accelerating the clean energy transition to reduce emissions and save our planet.”

The Department is now collecting resumes for the Clean Energy Corps through the newly launched DOE Applicant Portal, part of a streamlined application process that will allow applicants to align their talents with their passions by indicating specific areas of interest and allowing hiring managers to review candidate profiles simultaneously.

The Department will assemble the Clean Energy Corps to mirror the diversity within America and ensure the inclusion of workers who have lived in communities impacted by climate change. DOE is seeking candidates with interest in leading the clean energy transition through the following industries:

  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Physical Science
  • Grants/Contract Management
  • Legal
  • Information Technology/Cybersecurity
  • Safety and Occupational Health
  • Business Administration
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Public Policy
  • Communications
  • Legislative Affairs

Anyone interested in joining the Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Corps can submit their resume, skills, and areas of interest at energy.gov/cleanenergycorps.

LinkedIn LIVE: As part of the launch of the hiring portal and Clean Energy Corps, on Monday, January 24, at 1 pm ET, Secretary Granholm will join DOE Chief of Staff Tarak Shah and Chief Human Capital Officer Erin Moore for a live-streamed conversation to discuss how the Department’s hiring strategy will be essential to delivering a more equitable clean energy future for all Americans.

Interested job seekers are encouraged to attend. Watch live on energy.gov/live or on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

 Stacy M. Brown is the NNPA Newswire national senior correspondent.

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