Job Overview


The mission of the Office of Fossil Energy is to ensure that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources.  Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation’s energy, and we are working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, more productive oil and gas fields, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles. 

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal's Office of Clean Energy Systems, Division of Carbon Capture and Storage Research in Washington, DC.

 A successful candidate for this position will: 

  • Serve as Headquarters Program Manager for the Carbon Capture Program.
  • Solve technical issues and support critical research needs associated with the development oftechnologies for the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil-based energy plants.
  • Over-see the development of advanced post-combustion and pre-combustion capture, and compression technologies. 
  • Have delegated authority on program decisions to include the content of program plans, key activities budget formulation, external and internal outreach strategy, program guidance and formulation with the field office's Technology Manager.


As the Headquarters Program Manager for Carbon Capture, you will:   

  • Oversee and direct the development of advanced post-combustion and pre-combustion capture, and compression technologies. 
  • Assess where areas of change or modification need to be made to enhance the program.
  • Prepare budget allocations and proposals and articulate and defend rationale for budget priorities.
  • Identify trends and forecast direction in carbon capture technologies, markets, externalities, and in competing technologies for clean energy systems.  
  • Coordinate responses to sensitive information requests. 
  • Map approach, provides situation analyses, and identifies changing parameters for input into the strategic planning and thinking process. 
  • Coordinate Research, Development, & Demonstration (RD&D) in clean energy systems with other elements of DOE headquarters, field organizations, and outside organizations.
  •  Provide contacts and avenues for fostering external cooperation in RD&D for program and field managers within the responsible program area.  
  • Provide recommendations and representation to higher level management in areas for which the program is responsible.