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Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Clean Energy Corps to hire people eager to deliver equitable clean energy solutions to all Americans. At the Office of State and Community Engagement Programs (SCEP), we are looking for people from all backgrounds across America for a variety of permanent and temporary (up to four years) positions. To become part of the Clean Energy Corps, send your résumé to the DOE Applicant Portal and use the referral code #SCEP-PO.


This position is in the Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP). SCEP, within the Office of the Under Secretary for Infrastructure, works with state and local organizations to significantly accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies, catalyze local economic development, and create jobs, reduce energy costs, and avoid pollution through place-based strategies involving a wide range of government, community, business, and other stakeholders. The Office is responsible for managing a portfolio of nearly $16 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and annual appropriations. 

The incumbent will represent the Department of Energy and SCEP. The Project Officer (PO) role involves technical, administrative, financial management, and effective internal and external communication with grantees and their stakeholders. Activities include monitoring and management processes, ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of funds, and ensuring grantees comply with legislative requirements specific to the program. Develops and maintains relationships with assigned grantees and advises them on grant compliance and project development. Synthesizes insights gained from interactions with awardees and makes recommendations for program technical assistance and strategy. Oversees grantee projects/programs; monitors milestones and funding requirements and makes recommendations to keep project/programs on track and within funding constraints. Actively mitigates the potential of waste, fraud, and abuse of grant funds.

Description of Duties

  • Serves as a PO, and provides training and assistance to grantees, and ensuring quality work products. Ensures work products are consistent with statute requirements, overall DOE policies and objectives and conducted in accordance with program established processes. Based on established performance measures, the PO monitors and assesses performance of the project portfolio and ensures compliance with statutes, regulations, and requirements, and that financial assistance is executed in compliance with established administrative and financial assistance policies and procedures, and sound business practices. Responsible for evaluating financial assistance methods and processes and providing advice and guidance on improvements, as needed.
  • Works with Contracting Officer (CO) to prepare grants and other financial assistance documents (e.g., funding opportunity announcements, technical and budget evaluations, and other award-related documents). Solicits applications for funding and serves as a liaison between the DOE and the recipient organization.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates tribal energy grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates. Plans and facilitates merit review committees. Provides written input and advice prior to and during negotiations, including costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities. Helps DOE applicants and recipients develop adequate project plans and budgets to reasonably assure project success. Prepares reports and other documentation required in conjunction with assigned projects. Reviews reports submitted by recipients and notes deficiencies; directing necessary changes and aiding when required.
  • Work performed by the employee has a significant impact upon the Department’s and SCEP programs.

Here is Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s message about the Clean Energy Corps

SCEP Project Officer Position

Job Title:                     Project Officer

*Salary Range:            $78,592 - $145,617

Position Type:              Term-limited (Not to exceed 4 years)

Position Grade:            GS-11/12/13

Number of Openings: 12  

Work Location:           Negotiable after selection, United States

Work Schedule:           Negotiable  

Open Period:               Opened until filled. Apply as soon as possible for best consideration.

o   You must be a United States Citizen

o   Background Check: Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.

*Salary range above is according to Washington D.C. locality.  Salary rates are based on the applicant’s experience and geographically defined locality pay area. Click the links below to learn more about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) pay definitions and salary tables.

o   Locality Pay Area Definitions (   

o   2023 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables:


Generous Benefits Package

DOE is committed to recruiting, retaining, and motivating a diverse, productive, and highly efficient workforce, and we strive to be the employer of choice by offering:

+ Annual Leave

+ Sick Leave

+ Family and Medical Leave Act

+ Recruitment Incentive*

+ Student Loan Repayment*

 (*Subject to the availability of funds)

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Matching TSP / 401(k)

+ Paid Training Opportunities

+ Medical Insurance

+ Dental Insurance

+ Vision Insurance 

+ Life Insurance

As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

How You Will Be Evaluated        

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualification requirements below. We will conduct a review of your resume to verify your qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the SCEP review process. 

Desired Skills and Qualifications   

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Desired to Perform the Work

Preferred experience related to this position is described below:

  • Grant management experience is desired.
  • Familiarity with Active Project Management (APM) principles is desired.
  • Experience engaging with the rural, urban, distressed, Tribes, or historically disadvantaged communities is desired.
  • Skill in evaluating and reviewing energy or other environmental programs is desired.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Knowledge of governments and their organization, codes, ordinances, policies, strategies, constraints, and the unique relationship which tribes have with Congress and the federal government in general is desired.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of energy programs work.
  • Ability to research, interpret, and apply energy policies and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to identify, define, and resolve critical problems in the specialty area and apply new developments in making decisions and recommendations which significantly change, interpret, or develop important public programs.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

DOE is utilizing various pathways to fill Clean Energy Corps positions and are also soliciting applications through USAJOBS. Applicants who submit resumes through the Applicant Portal are also strongly encouraged to submit applications through USAJOBS for positions in which they would like to be considered at USAJOBS - DOE Infrastructure Announcements.   

Please use hashtag #SCEP-PO when you apply the SCEP Project Officer position.

Step 1: Send your resume to Applicant Portal and USAJOBS  (include on your resume hashtag “#SCEP-PO”

Please include the following information via email

DO NOT include the following information

•        Name (First and Last)

•        Email

•        Phone number

•        Password-protected resume (in a separate email, send the password)

•        Your Social Security Number

•        Your address

•        Photos of yourself

•        Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.

•        Classified or government sensitive information.

•        Any encryption or digital signatures

Step 2: Visit the Clean Energy Jobs Corps page and click “Apply Now.Step 3:  Select “SCEP” as your area of interest.

Step 4: During the “Disclosures” step, under “Applicant Source,” select “Other” and provide the referral code: #SCEPPO to direct your resume to the appropriate hiring managers.

Step 5: Complete all other steps of the application and hit “Submit.”

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68809671
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Position Title: Project Officer
  • Discipline: Project Management

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