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How to apply for a job at DOST?

The Department of Science and Technology (abbreviated as DOST; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya), is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.

Executive Order No. 128 mandates the Department to “provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”.

With the agency’s elevation to full cabinet stature by virtue of Executive Order 128 signed on 30 January 1987, the functions and responsibilities of DOST expanded correspondingly to include the following: pursue the declared state policy of supporting local scientific and technological effort; develop local capability to achieve technological self-reliance; and encourage greater private sector participation in research and development.

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How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants may submit their requirements preferably online on or before the application deadline. Only those applications with complete requirements as enumerated below shall be entertained.   

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212, Revised 2017) with latest passport-sized ID picture, name tag, and Work Experience Sheet
  3. Photocopy of Diploma
  4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  5. Authenticated Certificate of Eligibility/Board Exam
  6. Certificate/s of Trainings/Seminars/ and Awards
  7. Performance Evaluation Rating in the last rating period or its equivalent
  8. Certificate/s of Previous Employment with No Pending Administrative Charge
  9. Copy of valid NBI Clearance

Please send your letter of application with complete documentation to the provided addressee (may vary).

As an advocate of the Equal Employment Opportunity Principle (EEOP), the DOST-Central Office encourages and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, religion, political affiliation including persons with disability, members of indigenous communities, and those from any sexual orientation and gender identities. 

The DOST in Brief

The Department of Science and Technology (Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya), more popularly known as the DOST, is an executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for providing direction and coordination to all activities in the country related to science and technology. The country’s premier science body is also tasked to formulate policies and programs that will contribute to the overall national development. The DOST is currently headed by Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro.

During Carlos P. Garcia‘s presidency, the government commissioned Frank Co Tui to survey the state of science and technology in the Philippines. Tiu was a Filipino doctor and professor who has made a name in the field of medical research in the US. After Tiu’s assessment and recommendation, the Congress passed the Science Act of 1958, a bill seeking to integrate and intensify scientific development in the country, to foster invention, and more importantly to provide funds for such activities. The bill also created the National Science Development Board (NSDB), the government’s arm on all science matters. Consequently, NSDB’s chairman would be the president’s science and technology adviser.

In 1982, under the Marcos administration, the NSDB was renamed the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA). The revamp, through the underlying modifications to the agency’s functions, gave the NSTA broader policy-making and program implementing functions.

The science body was elevated to cabinet status during the Aquino administration and was renamed the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on January 30, 1987. Its functions were broadened for it to be able to support local scientific efforts, develop technological self-reliance, and promote public and private sector awareness in the sciences.

With the agency’s elevation to full cabinet stature by virtue of Executive Order 128 signed on 30 January 1987, the functions and responsibilities of DOST expanded correspondingly to include the following:

  • Pursue the declared state policy of supporting local scientific and technological effort
  • Develop local capability to achieve technological self-reliance
  • Encourage greater private sector participation in research and development

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.

The Department through the years…

  • 1958 – Congress passes a law establishing the National Science Development Board (NSDB) upon the recommendation of Dr. Frank Co Tui, who was tasked to survey the state of Philippine S&T during the Garcia administration;
  • 1982 – NSDB revamped as the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) and accorded broader policy-making and program implementing functions;
  • 1987 – NSTA elevated to Cabinet level and becomes the DOST in response to increasing demands for S&T intervention in national development.

Executive Order No. 128

"The DOST shall provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the result there geared and utilized in area of maximum economic and social benefits for the people"

Source: DOST

1 thought on “How to apply for a job at DOST?”

  1. Rashiel Laurenaria

    Hi, I am interested in your offered position. I am an IT graduate and competent in computer repair, hardware and troubleshooting.

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