Presidential Management Fellows Program – Apply by Oct. 13th

Presidential Management Fellows Program

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 28, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-09/12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Presidential Management Fellows
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
WHO MAY APPLY: All Qualified Candidates

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as Fellows in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs. This year, the PMF Program continues the STEM track pilot for those applicants having specific advanced degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). After the application closes, Semi-Finalists will be determined and invited to participate in an in-person assessment, which will be factored into selecting Finalists. Complete information about the PMF Program, PMF STEM track, eligibility, and how to apply can be found under the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at<>.

Application Process

Applying is only the first step

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The PMF Program accepts applications annually. When the application window opens, you will find an announcement on USAJOBS (search for “Presidential Management Fellows” We strongly encourage you to review the entire Become A PMFsection of this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions.

Applying to the Program is only the first step in becoming a PMF. During the application process, you must take an on-line assessment, submit a resume and transcript, and complete the on-line essays. Applicants will be further evaluated for selection as Semi-Finalists and invited to participate in the in-person assessment. Top performing Semi-Finalists will be named as Finalists. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating agency.

For information on the PMF STEM Track pilot, go to the PMF STEM section.

For more information, please review the Application Tips.

For technical difficulty during the application process, please select the “Help” link in the upper right-hand corner (on the blue menu bar). You will be redirected to theApplication Help webpage.

System and Browser Requirements


The browser requirements for the systems used during the application and on-line assessment process appear below. Please use the recommended browsers and settings. To prevent inconsistencies and any technical problems, applicants should refrain from using other browsers not supported.

The application system is optimized for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, and Firefox 4+. Functionality may not appear as designed for later versions of Internet Explorer. These are the same requirements for when Semi-Finalists use Event Scheduler to schedule their in-person assessment.

It is recommended that you clear your cache by deleting your browser history under your Tools/Internet Options menu before creating a user account and applying to the program.

Note to Apple users: The Safari browser is not fully compatible with the application. The same applies for many smart phone and tablet applications.


Make sure that you have the latest version of  Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer and avoid using devices that are not compatible with Flash.

The system requirements needed for the on-line assessment can be found in the Assessment Preparation Guide.

Document File Types

Applies to documents (resume, transcript, and supporting files) submitted during the application process:

  • File format must be in gif image (.gif), jpeg image (.jpg), png image (.png), rich text format (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Adobe pdf (.pdf), or Word Perfect (.wpd)
  • File size must not exceed 3MB (megabytes) per file
  • Upload each document in the respective section
  • File must not include macros or scripts of any kind

Contact Information

During the application period, email is the best way to communicate with the PMF Program Office. Therefore, please provide a current email address in your application that you can access throughout the application, assessment and selection processes. Please consider using a third-party email provider instead of your school or work email address.

When creating a User Account to apply to the PMF Program, please ensure the email address you provide is current and accessible throughout the application, assessment, and selection process. If you have previously applied to the PMF Program, do NOT create an additional account. The system only allows a single account to be associated to a Social Security Number and email address; you should use your previous account. Follow the instructions on the login screen if you have forgotten your password.

During the application process, you will be prompted to enter Personal Information (e.g., contact information). Please avoid using dashes, commas, and apostrophes in the name fields.

Also, add the following email addresses to your allowed email list and/or email address book:

Visit the next section to view information on Application Tips.


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