Job – Engineer/ physical scientist, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. DOE

Job – Engineer/ physical scientist, Geothermal Technologies Office, U.S. DOE Website of the DOE's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) - screenshot
Alexander Richter 3 Dec 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office has a job opening for a general engineer/ physical scientist. Attention the deadline for application is December 4, 2020 at 5pm ET.

We stumbled across this job rather late, but hopefully it still finds interest on such short notice. ATTENTION, deadline is November 4, 2020 at 5pm ET.

Are you a general engineer or physical scientist interested in working for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO)? GTO is currently seeking applicants for a General Engineer/ Physical Scientist position (GS-0801/1301-13) within our Low Temperature and Coproduced Resources team in either Washington, D.C. or Golden, Colorado.

GTO conducts research and development to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal development by supporting innovative technologies that address key exploration and deployment barriers.

DOE has Direct Hire Authority to fill this science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) position. This authority allows us to hire more quickly than the traditional government hiring process. In using this authority, DOE still abides by the Merit System Principles and all Federal and DOE regulations for hiring.

This position will serve as a Technology Manager and will manage extramural research projects in GTO’s Low Temperature and Coproduced Resources portfolio. This research focuses on improving the efficiency of low-temperature (below 300°F) geothermal systems and expanding their utility through value-added commercial opportunities—facilitating near-term development of innovative geothermal technologies in geographically diverse areas of the country.

Interested applicants should email their resumes to, copying Alexis McKittrick ( and Matthew Kalmuk (, by 5:00 p.m. ET on December 4, 2020. Further information on application requirements can be found on the EERE Employment Opportunities Page.

Information that should NOT be included on your resume at this stage includes:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Photos of yourself
  • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
  • Classified or government sensitive information
  • Any encryption or digital signatures

If GTO is interested after reviewing your resume, the DOE Human Capital office will contact you to request a transcript demonstrating that your educational background meets the basic eligibility requirements of the position in question.

Heat up your career and apply to this exciting job opportunity before time runs out!