The Department of Energy (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Enerhiya, abbreviated as DOE) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for preparing, integrating, manipulating, organizing, coordinating, supervising, and controlling all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation.
Energy is a broad sector that holds two important yet very different industries: the oil and gas sector and the power sector. The focus of the PPPLRC website is on public-private partnerships (“PPPs”) that take place in the power sector. Ready access to reliable electricity supply is critical both to sustained economic growth and social welfare. However, power sector projects, particularly the development of power generation and transmission infrastructure are very capital-intensive. This is particularly so in many developing economies where the demand for electricity is rapidly growing due to population and economic growth and the potential infrastructure gap to meet this demand is large. PPPs provide a useful tool that, if properly implemented, can provide governments with access to private sector capital, technology and expertise.
The DOE rationalizes, integrates, and coordinates the various program of the Government toward self-sufficiency and enhanced productivity in power and energy without sacrificing ecological concerns. The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for advancing the national, economic and energy security of the United States through the implementation of policies regarding nuclear power, fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources. The Department is headed by the Secretary of Energy who is assisted by three Undersecretaries and three Assistant Secretaries. Under the Department are the Administrative Service, Financial Service, Information Technology and Management Service, Legal Service and Energy Research Testing and Laboratory Services. In place of regional offices, the Department has field offices for Luzon in Rosales, Pangasinan, the Visayas in Cebu City, and Mindanao in Davao City.
Interestingly, DOE has vacancies available until January 31, 2023. Below are the list of summarized positions with its PDF of qualification standards:
- One (1) Chief Science Research Specialist (SG24/ Php 90,078 Monthly Salary)
- Two (2) Supervising Administrative Officer (SG22/ Php 71,511 Monthly Salary)
- Two (2) Attorney III (SG21/ Php 63,997 Monthly Salary)
- Two (2) Executive Assistant III (SG20/ Php 57,347 Monthly Salary)
- Three (3) Senior Science Research Specialist (SG19/ Php 51,357 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Administrative Officer V (SG18/ Php 46,725 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Accountant II (SG16/ Php 39,672 Monthly Salary)
- Seven (7) Science Research Specialist II (SG16/ Php 39,672 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Administrative Officer IV (SG15/ Php 36,619 Monthly Salary)
- Five (5) Science Research Specialist I (SG13/ Php 31,320 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Information Systems Analyst I (SG12/ Php 29,165 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Science Research Analyst (SG11/ Php 27,000 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Administrative Officer I (SG10/ Php 23,176 Monthly Salary)
- Three (3) Administrative Assistant III (SG9/ Php 21,211 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Science Research Assistant (SG9/ Php 21,211 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Administrative Assistant II (SG8/ Php 19,744 Monthly Salary)
- Nine (9) Administrative Aide VI (SG6/ Php 17,553 Monthly Salary)
- Four (4) Administrative Aide IV (SG4/ Php 15,586 Monthly Salary)
- One (1) Administrative Aide III (SG3/ Php 14,678 Monthly Salary)
How to Apply
The Department of Energy is inviting interested applicants to submit their updated Application Letter, Resume and latest Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) or its equivalent Performance Evaluation Form to the Human Resource Management Division (HRMD) on or before January 31, 2023.
The cover/application letter should be addressed to:
Ms. Ma. Cecilia P. Baldos Chief Administrative Officer Human Resource Management Division Energy Center, Rizal Drive, cor. 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Outsider applicants: Apply online thru the DOE Online Recruitment
DOE Employee: Apply online thru HRIPS
Below are the Guidelines for Application for compliance.
Effective 15 September 2018, employee applications must be made online and submission of complete application documents submitted to the DOE Online Recruitment website for preliminary evaluation.
An applicant is required to fulfill the following requirements when applying;
- Filled out the Online Application Form
- Cover Letter and Updated Resume
- Certificate of Graduation/Diploma and Transcript of Records
- Civil Service Certificate of Eligibility/PRC Board Exam Rating
- Certificate of seminars/training attended
- Latest Performance Rating or Performance Evaluation form, for those with work experience or with a previous employer
- Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) (If employed in the government only)
- One (1) 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (passport size) recent photo
Guidelines for Application:
- Applicant must be a Filipino citizen and must meet the minimum Qualification Standards of the position applied for;
- Applicants should indicate/specify in the application letter the position applied for, Item Number, and the name of the Office/Division where the vacancy is;
- If the applicant has previous work experience or is currently employed, the application must include the most recent IPCR for Government employees or its equivalent Performance Evaluation Form for non-government employees;
- The application must be submitted on or before the deadline, which is ten (10) calendar days from the publication date; applications received beyond the last day of publication will not be acted upon.
- Females are encouraged to apply to technical positions;
- Applications not complying with the guidelines will not be processed.
- Personal Data Sheet
- SALN Form
- ID Form
- BIR Form 1902
- BIR Form 1905
- GSIS Members Information Sheet
- Medical Certificate CSC Form
- Philhealth Member Registration Form
- Request Consolidation Merging Members Records
- Waiver Form / Certification for BIR Form No. 2316)
*Intended for successful applicants
Requirements for Separated Employees
- DOE Office Clearance;
- Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) as of the last day of duty;
- Sworn Affidavit of No Pending Criminal and/or Administrative Case;
- Sworn Affidavit of Undertaking (*for applicable employees only)
- Application for Terminal Leave Pay
- Employee Exit Questionnaire (*for resignation/transfer only)
- Daily Time Record (as of the last month of duty; signed by employee and Head of Division/Office)
Job Order / Contract of Service Renewal Forms and Sample Memo
- Performance Appraisal
- Sample Memorandum of Recommendation
- Personal Data Sheet
*Downloadable forms can be viewed HERE
History of DOE
The Department of Energy was created by then President Marcos as he issued Presidential Decree No. 1206 which created the Ministry of Energy and attached the National Power Corporation and Philippine National Oil Company to this new agency. The Ministry was abolished during the Regime of Corazon Aquino. During the Regime of President Fidel V. Ramos, that Department was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 7638 otherwise known as the Department of Energy Act of 1992.
The Department was vested additional powers and functions under pertinent energy and power related legislations, such as Republic Act No. 9136 or the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001”, Republic Act No. 9367 or “Biofuels Act of 2006”, and Republic Act No. 9513 or “Renewable Energy Act of 2008.”
December 28, 1992 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7638 – An Act Creating the Department of Energy, Rationalizing the Organization and Functions of Government Agencies Related to Energy, and for Other Purposes
SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Department of Energy Act of 1992.”
SECTION 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State: (a) to ensure a continuous, adequate, and economic supply of energy with the end in view of ultimately achieving, selfreliance in the country’s energy requirements through the integrated and intensive exploration, production, management and development of the country’s indigenous energy resources, and through the judicious conservation, renewal, and efficient utilization of energy to keep pace with the country’s growth and economic development and taking into consideration the active participation of the private sector in the various areas on energy resource development; and (b) to rationalize, integrate, and enhance productivity in power energy without sacrificing ecological concerns.
On May 8, 1987, the Board of Energy was reconstituted into the Energy Regulatory Board (ERB), pursuant to Executive Order No. 172 issued by then President Corazon C. Aquino as part of her government’s reorganization program. The rationale was to consolidate and entrust into a single body all the regulatory and adjudicatory functions pertaining to the energy sector. Thus, the power to fix and regulate the power rates of private electric utilities was transferred to the ERB.
With the issuance of Executive Order No. 193 on June 10, 1987, reorganizing the Department of Energy into the Office of Energy Affairs (OEA), the ERB was vested with other powers. The directive transferred to the Board the regulatory and adjudicatory functions exercised by the National Coal Authority relating to the coal industry.
October 6, 1977, with the creation of the Ministry of Energy (MOE) under Presidential Decree 1206 dated October 6, 1977, the Philippine Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) was transferred to the control and supervision of the MOE from the Office of the President. Presidential Decree No. 1206 attached the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to the Ministry of Energy in 1978.
Under Presidential Decree No. 1206, the National Power Corporation (NPC) was attached to the new ministry for purposes of policy coordination and integration with sectoral programs.
In a simultaneous development, the President appointed Gabriel Y. Itchon as Deputy Minister of Energy and concurrently President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Power Corporation, the first ever to be appointed in such capacity in the then 43year history of the corporation.
The government created the Department of Energy (DOE) and consequently abolished the Oil Industry Commission (OIC), which was replaced by the creation of the Board of Energy (BOE) through PD No. 1206. It was later replaced by the Energy Regulatory Board (ERB) now the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), which was responsible for overseeing and regulating the pricing activities of the industry. This included determining wholesale and retail prices, dealer and hauler margins, the revenue of refiners, and the contribution to or claims that resulted from the fluctuation of oil prices in the world market and the adjustments in the peso-dollar exchange rate.
September 24, 1972 – then President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 1 which ordered the preparation of the Integrated Reorganization Plan by the Commission on Reorganization. The Plan abolished the Public Service Commission (PSC) and transferred the regulatory and adjudicatory functions pertaining to the electricity industry and water resources to the Board of Power and Waterworks (BOPW).
The predecessor office of the Department of Energy was the Petroleum Board which was created under Section 17 of Senate 531 which was promulgated into law by P.D. 8, dated October 2, 1972, which decreed the law to govern oil exploration and development in the Philippines. The Board was composed of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as Chairman, the Undersecretaries of Finance and Justice, the Chairman of the Board of Investments, and the Director of Mines as members. The Director of Mines was the Executive Officer of the Board.
P.D. 8 was amended by P.D. 87, otherwise known as “The Oil Exploration and Development Act of 1972”, which was issued on December 31, 1972. Under P.D. 87, the Board was composed of the Philippine National Oil Company as Chairman, the Secretary of National Defense, the Executive Secretary, the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Justice, the Secretary of Industry, the Governor of the Central Bank and the Director of Mines as members.
P.D. 910, issued on March 22, 1976, abolished the Petroleum Board and its powers and functions were transferred to the Energy Development Board which was composed of the Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Industry, Secretary of Justice, Secretary of National Defense, Secretary of Economic Planning, Secretary of Natural Resources, and the Chairman of the Philippine National Oil Company. The President of the Philippines designated the Chairman of the Board from among its members.
The officials next in rank to the members of the Board, as designated by them, served as alternate members. They attended the meetings of the Board whenever their principals were absent or their positions were vacant.
Thus, while the Petroleum Board was tasked to regulate the exploration, development, production and exploitation of indigenous petroleum and natural gas through the Service Contract system, the Energy Development Board had wider powers and functions in the sense that it regulated not only petroleum and natural gas but also coal, geothermal and natural resources and other less conventional forms of indigenous energy resources.
April 30, 1971 – Republic Act No. 6173 was passed creating the Oil Industry Commission (OIC), which was tasked to regulate the oil industry and ensure the adequate supply of petroleum products at reasonable prices.
Source: Department of Energy