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Basic Energy Sciences Program Manger

Department of Energy, Office of Science
Germantown, Maryland (US)
$132,368 - $183,500 per year
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Biogeosciences, Geochemistry, Interdisciplinary/Other
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The Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking to fill a Geologist GS-1350-14/15 permanent position to serve as a Program Manager for Geosciences in the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (CSGB) Division under the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Program in the Office of Science (SC) located in Germantown, Maryland.

The USAJOBS announcement will start accepting applications on 9/25/2023 and will close on 10/9/2023. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered for this position. You must submit your application, including a resume and any other required documents identified in the announcement, through USAJOBS to be considered for this position. In addition to the required documents, you are strongly encouraged to submit an optional cover letter describing how your experience demonstrates that you meet the requirements for a GS-14 or GS-15 position and that you possess the knowledge and training in geochemistry and/or geophysics required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Anyone applying to this position needs to be aware that, if selected, you will be placed on a new appointment in the Civil Service. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.

For more information, please contact Gail McLean at


The Geologist will serve as a Program Manager for Geosciences within BES CSGB in Germantown, MD. BES supports fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels, providing the foundations for new energy technologies and supporting DOE missions in energy, environment, and national security. The CSGB Division supports basic research to provide fundamental knowledge of chemical reactivity and energy conversion that is the foundation for energy-relevant chemical processes and systems.

The Program Manager will provide scientific and programmatic expertise in geosciences and interface with other core research areas within the Division such as catalysis, separation science, heavy element chemistry, and condensed phase and interfacial science. Activities include:


  • Provide program management for CSGB Geosciences: this program supports basic experimental, theoretical, and computational research in geochemistry and geophysics that have clear connections to clean energy (including geothermal energy, hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage via mineralization) or recovery of critical elements; Review/draft budget documents; Execute proposal peer reviews; Manage scientific communication including scientific review of press releases, scientific updates for the CSGB Geosciences website, and preparation of research highlights; Participate in laboratory research reviews; and Plan, execute, and generate reports for geosciences-relevant workshops and roundtables.

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More information about BES CSGB and the Geosciences program can be found at: and


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