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Careers at NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has ongoing recruitment opportunities. Join our email list or check the Careers at NYSERDA page periodically to learn about new career opportunities. All qualified individuals will be evaluated for each relevant position for which they apply.

We seek creative, self-motivated and knowledgeable professionals to facilitate change through the widespread development and use of innovative technologies to improve the State’s energy, economic, and environmental wellbeing. NYSERDA encompasses a robust set of energy efficiency, renewable energy deployment and market and business development programs to serve as New York’s primary source of objective energy policy information. Our programs and services provide a vehicle for the State to work collaboratively with businesses, academia, industry, the federal government, the environmental community, public interest groups, and energy market participants.

You should gather all the required information before completing this application, including your cover letter and resume. You will not be able to save partially completed applications.

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NYSERDA aims to foster a safe, collegial, and productive work environment. Consistent with published guidance for NYS government entities, we encourage our employees to have full vaccination and require weekly COVID-19 testing for those not fully vaccinated. We adhere to New York’s Statewide Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Procedures in all phases of the application and employment process.

NYSERDA is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race (including traits historically associated with race), ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, familial status, marital status, age, national origin, disability (including pregnancy related conditions), military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposition, reproductive health decision making (including the decision to use or access a particular drug, device, or medical service), the status of being a victim of domestic violence, known relationship or association with any member of a protected class, or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Americans with Disabilities Act section of this page labeled as “Reasonable Accommodation Contact Information.”




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Why am I being asked for my gender, ethnicity, and race?

Certain laws may require this employer to collect voluntary self-identification information, including race, gender, and ethnicity, and report it to various government agencies for statistical purposes. 

How will this information be used? 

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information obtained will be kept confidential and will only be used for non-discriminatory and lawful monitoring and/or reporting purposes. This information will not affect the decision regarding your application for employment. 


  • Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of Race 
  • White (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. 
  • Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. 
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. 
  • Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. 
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment. 
  • Two or More Races (Not Hispanic or Latino): All persons who identify with more than one of the above five races.

Are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?

Visa Sponsorship Policy: Applicants must have the eligibility to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship from NYSERDA. It is currently the policy of NYSERDA that we do not sponsor individuals for work visas. This policy applies to obtaining either a new visa and/or a transfer of a visa from the current employer to NYSERDA. Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of NYSERDA, based on business necessity or other legitimate reasons.

Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for an employment authorizing status or visa?


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