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A Rewarding Career

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.

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BOEM Offers:

  • Training
  • Advancement
  • Excellent Benefits

We understand that employee benefits are important. 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 & Grads (Pathways)

Our 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: it's interesting work where you earn while you learn.

The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to paid internships for students and careers for recent graduates in order to provide training and career development for individuals starting their Federal careers. There are three programs: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Internship Program

The Internship Program replaces the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) and the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). It allows students to be exposed to the work of the Government through Federal internships while pursuing their degree. Internship Program positions are open to current students enrolled at least half-time in high school/GED, vocational, technical, undergraduate, graduate or professional programs.  For more information visit http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

Recent Graduates Program

The Recent Graduates Program provides developmental opportunities for recent graduates. Recent Graduates Program positions are open to individuals who completed a qualifying educational program within the preceding 2 years. For more information visit http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads.

Presidential Management Fellow Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level and is run by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). For eligibility information and application instructions, please visit http://www.pmf.gov. PMF opportunities are announced annually through a PMF Database run by OPM. PMF opportunities are currently available only to the PMF Finalists of the most recent class. Any Bureau or Agency can select a PMF by working with their Servicing Human Resources Office and PMF Coordinator.

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BOEM is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

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Application Process
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Visit our Current Openings on USAJOBS to see all of the currently available positions. You can 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 - This presentation contains tips and suggestions for best practices for building competitive application packets within the USAJobs platform.