BOEM Employment

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You can put your science and engineering know-how to use at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Join us and help ensure the safe and environmentally responsible development of the U.S. offshore energy and marine mineral resources. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the field, or an experienced professional looking for a stable career, BOEM has positions available for all levels of experience.

A Rewarding Career

  • Training
  • Advancement
  • Excellent Benefits

We understand that employee benefits are important as well. As an employee of the U.S. Department of the Interior, you will have ample leave time, flexible schedules, and retirement benefits and insurance that rival or exceed the private sector. Your career with BOEM will fully support the life you lead outside of the office.

Students and Recent Graduates

BOEM Scientists work OffshoreOur interns participate in a wide range of interesting career fields--from biology to engineering. Trade the classroom for real life experience as a paid intern or launch your new career path with BOEM. Read more Students and Recent Graduates.

Commitment to Diversity

Cholena Len, BOEM-Gulf of Mexico ScientistThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is an equal opportunity employer. BOEM is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce. We believe that our diverse perspectives and experiences make us stronger and better able to address our greatest challenges. 

BOEM welcomes differences of thought, background, education, marital status, experience, socioeconomic status, occupation, language and geographic location. BOEM is committed to a team of the best talents and skills of all Americans to our mission for current and future generations. For additional information, please contact the BOEM Equal Opportunity Office at 202-208-3560.

BOEM proudly welcomes applications from veterans. Under the Veterans Employment Initiative we are working with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to better serve our men and women in uniform.

Federal employees, former Federal employees, and applicants for Federal employment enjoy protections under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower, and the No Fear Act.

BOEM has a comprehensive plan to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities as well as an Affirmative Action Plan.

Application Process

BOEM staff discuss science with visitors

Visit our Current Openings to see all of the currently available positions. From there, you can go to USAJOBS to read details on the positions and search for similar jobs. USAJOBS is the website where all federal jobs are advertised, and is the channel through which you may find BOEM jobs and submit your resume and application. 

Both current federal employees and outside candidates should use the USAJOBS system to apply for positions with any of the programs. By using USAJOBS, you may fine-tune your job search by occupation, pay, or location, and you may also set your account to automatically notify you when positions of interest to you are open.

USAJobs Workshop: A guide to applying for jobs with BOEM