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Clean Energy Corps hiring for largest Energy Dept. expansion, modeled on Green New Deal proposal
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The Energy Department will have its largest bureaucratic expansion since it was established in 1977, using $62 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create a Clean Energy Corps. But it's not entirely clear what the additional 1,000 new hires will do at the corps that looks to be modeled after an expansive environmental program favored by the Democratic Party’s progressive wing.
The hiring portal says: "The Clean Energy Corps is a diverse group of talented individuals committed to public service and with a mission of supercharging the clean energy revolution. … Regardless of whether you are new to clean energy, or have been doing this work for years — we want YOU as part of our Clean Energy Corps."
The Energy Department appears to cast its net wide, saying it is looking for people in the fields of engineering, grants and contract management, information technology, legal, public policy, communications and legislative affairs, among other fields.
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"We need you on our team," said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who hosted a livestreamed talk Monday on social media about the department's hiring strategy.