Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I applied for a job online. When will I hear from PNNL?
A: When you submit your resume, you will immediately receive an email message to confirm that your resume was been successfully submitted. After reviewing the resumes/CV of qualified applicants, the hiring organization will select the best qualified applicants and will contact potential interviewees directly.
Q: How can I tell if I'm being considered for a position?
A: We review applicants' resumes/CV's frequently and contact the best qualified candidates for interviews. Typically, a recruiter or hiring organization will contact you within 2-3 weeks if you are one of the best qualified applicants.
Q: Why do some jobs have closing dates, and some do not?
A: Some jobs must be filled within a certain timeframe and must have a hard close date. Some positions do not have a hard timeframe and will not have a close date: they are open until filled.
Q: I saw a job posted, but now it's gone. What happened?
A: The job is no longer open to applicants. It may have been filled, put on hold, or cancelled.
Q: I am having trouble applying online. Help!
A: See our Troubleshooting Tips link.
Q: Why do some jobs require U.S. Citizenship?
A: As a Department of Energy National Laboratory, there are some positions that, due to the nature of the work, require that candidates be U.S. Citizens. Some positions may also require that the candidate have, or be able to obtain, a security clearance. These requirements will always be clearly stated on the job posting.
Q: What kind of internships do you have?
A: We have many different internship programs, from summer assignments to year-round opportuntities. Visit our jobs website, jobs.pnnl.gov for employee intern positions. See the Science and Engineering Education website for other intern programs.
Q: I don't see a job I'm interested in right now - can't I just send you my resume?
A: We want to make sure that you are applying for a position that meets your qualifications and interests. For that reason, we ask that you apply to specific open positions for which you'd like to be considered.