Presidential Management Fellows Program- Deadline: November 19, 2012

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

The PMF Class of 2013 application, via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS (, is expected to launch Monday, November 5, 2012, and close at 11:59:59pm (ET) on Monday, November 19, 2012. Applicants can search for “Presidential Management Fellows” on USAJOBS or select the link found under the Application Process\How to Apply webpage.

To become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), you must sign up for a multi-phase process. It will take patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your ability. Last year, more than 9,000 graduate students applied to the PMF Program and approximately 630 achieved Finalist status. If you become a PMF, you will have earned your place in the Program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference!

The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the application process. Applying for Federal Government jobs can be a lengthy process; and though we’ve done everything we can to streamline the process, there are still rules and regulations we must follow to ensure fair and merit-based selections. 

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