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Office of Policy, Office of Energy Jobs Workforce Development Fellow

DOE Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity-Office of Policy, Office of Energy Jobs Workforce Development Fellow


About the Office of Policy


The Office of Policy (OP) serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and the Undersecretaries on policy and related integration of energy systems. The Office serves as a focal point for policy coordination within the Department on the analysis, formulation, development, and advancement of energy policy and related programmatic options and initiatives that could facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon, equitable, and secure energy economy.


The Office of Energy Jobs (OEJ) within OP serves as the focal point within the DOE on policies to promote the creation of quality jobs in the energy sector, particularly those that support the Administration’s priorities for jobs with high standards and the right to collective bargaining. The OEJ works collaboratively with the Department of Energy, as well as with related federal agencies and regulatory bodies, to ensure the successful transition to a zero-carbon economy and the creation of meaningful, union job opportunities for all Americans. Additionally, OEJ is the focal point within the Department for the transition of the American energy sector by ensuring that both job creation and job impacts are taken into consideration in the Department of Energy’s funding, initiatives, and priorities. The Office of Energy Jobs also provides coordination and support for a number of DOE's energy workforce building and training programs, and leads the data collection and publication of the U.S. Energy Employment Report (USEER).


What will I be doing?


As a participant, you will be under the guidance of a mentor who will provide training opportunities on how energy and infrastructure job creation and assignments are conducted by DOE. This Fellowship focuses on workforce development strategies and how to improve DOE’s activities, policies, and programs to support inclusive pathways to good quality energy jobs and careers.  During this appointment, you will be involved in the following areas:

  • How the OEJ monitors domestic policies and energy issues. You may be involved in the analysis and review of federal policy strategies and how those policies are monitored.
  • How newly created energy programs, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act, are successfully creating quality jobs and how to assess the effectiveness of those programs in creating good quality jobs.

You will also:

  • Liaison with other DOE Program Offices, federal agencies, and external stakeholders on issues relating to good quality job creation and inclusive job access.
  • Conduct research and identify resources to support the OEJ on a range of portfolio topics.
  • Conduct research on how training and workforce development activities impact current and future jobs by researching and analyzing US energy job trends, including synthesis of information with a focus on energy justice.
  • Prepare memoranda, papers, presentations, and other documents on issues relating to good quality job creation and inclusive access in the energy sector for audiences both within and beyond DOE.


Participant Benefits: Participants will receive a monthly stipend, as determined by OP based on the participant's education, academic discipline, and experience. Other incentives offered may include a supplemental health insurance stipend and an allowance for education and/or scientific activities.

Participants may purchase health insurance through the program's network provider.


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The details: You must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree earned within the last 60 month(s).


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Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-STP-OP-2024-0002] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.