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SES Candidate Development Program

The Office of Human resources Management (OHRM) is pleased to announce that the DOC 2016/2017 Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP), Class VI vacancy announcement is open on August 24, 2015 and close on September 25, 2015. The program is open Government-wide for all current qualified civil service employees with a least one year of leadership/supervisory experience normally to the GS -14 or GS – 15 grade level. Candidates will be competitively selected to this 18-month SESCDP program, scheduled to start in approximately March 2016 and end in September 2017.

SESCDP Application on USAJOBS

Complete instructions on how to apply to the SES CDP Class VI are included in the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. To apply, go to www.usajobs.gov and search for announcement number OS/OHRM-2015-0027, after selecting the option for “Federal Employees.” You MUST apply via USAJOBS; neither hardcopy nor e-mail applications will be accepted.

Applicants must provide a narrative response to each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) in the electronic online application to apply for this developmental program. To learn more about the ECQs and how to write ECQ statements, please refer to OPM’s Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.

If you encounter technical difficulties during the application process, please contact the USAJOBS Monster Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831. Questions about the SES CDP application process should be directed to Jennifer Munz, Office of Executive Resources, at (202) 482-4051 or JMunz@doc.gov. If you have program related questions, please contact SES CDP Program Manager, Peggy Leung, Office of Human Capital Strategy & Diversity, at (202) 482-1847 or PLeung@doc.gov.

The design of the SESCDP provides a broad range of developmental experiences and formal traning. Participants who successfully complete this eighteen-month program and receive SES certification from OPM are eligible for non-competitive career appointment to any SES position for which the certified candidate also meets the professional or technical qualifications.

General Information

Grades 14 -15 equivalents (1 year time in grade)

18 months Duration

Competencies Addressed

Leading People

Leading Change

Results Driven

Business Acumen

Building Coalitions


Leadership development experiences

Personal skills and behavioral assessments

Leadership Training

Capitol Hill exposure


Developmental assignments

Action Learning Projects


Participant List of Past Classes






For more information, contact the Program Manager:

Peggy Leung, at 202-482-1847 or at pleung@doc.gov

Note: Training and materials are billed to the bureaus based on actual participation. Local and long distance travel is not supported by the program and is the responsibility of the home organization. In addition, while supervisory approval to participate in the program is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss it with their supervisors and keep them informed. This affords a supervisor ample time to plan for the period of time a selected candidate might be out of the office.

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