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Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Donna Friend serves as the Veterans Employment Program Manager within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy, Employment Solutions Division. In this role, she is responsible for promoting employment opportunites for veterans, consistent with Executive Order 13518. Among her many roles at DOE, Ms. Friend has led the design and implementation of Department-wide strategies and collaborative processes to recruit and retain a diverse, highly-skilled workforce. In addition to leading corporate recruitment, she managed a variety of entry-level and special employment programs, and consulted with managers on the design and implementation of intern programs to address specific workforce needs. Ms. Friend joined DOE from the private sector in 1991 while studying for a degree in Business Management. She has served on multiple interagency committees, participated in the Federal government’s Extreme Hiring Makeover in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, and the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Call to Serve Initiative.

Recruiting for

  • DOE Mission Critical Occupations:
  • Contract Management
  • Financial Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • General Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Program Management
  • Human Resources
  • IT Specialist
  • DOE Occupations Where Veterans Are Frequently Hired:
  • Acquisition/Contract Specialist
  • Budget/Finance/AccountingAdministration
  • IT/IT Security
  • Courier
  • Electrician
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Science
  • Power Utilities
  • Program Management/Analyst
  • Security
  • Substation Operator