DOINews: All DOI Employees: REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT LINK for SES Candidate Development Program Classes #18 and #19

Last edited 09/05/2019

To: All DOI Employees

From: Mary Pletcher, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital and Diversity

Subject: REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT LINK for Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program Classes #18 and #19

On May 26, 2015, the Department of the Interior posted an announcement for the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Classes #18 and #19. Due to technical difficulties, a new announcement is posted on OPM's USAJOBS website. The announcement closes on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The link to the job announcement is:

The SESCDP is open to all qualified Federal civil service employees. Class #18 will launch in the fall 2015 and Class #19 will launch in the spring 2016. The SESCDP is designed to prepare high potential employees for the Senior Executive Service (SES). Successful completion of the SESCDP results in eligibility for noncompetitive placement in an SES position. Ideal candidates are GS-14 and GS-15 dynamic self-starters with proven management and communication skills to participate in a variety of development experiences designed to help them become the next generation of leaders. Participants will attend formal courses and seminars and will have a current SES member as a mentor throughout this 12-month program. There will be temporary developmental assignments that may involve organizational, functional and/or geographic mobility.

This will be a resume-only recruitment. Applicants will only need to submit a resume that outlines their possession of or potential for development in the five Executive Core Qualifications. We will be offering several one-hour webinars to provide applicants with information on how to prepare an ECQ-based resume.

Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. EDT

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. EDT

Conference line for each session is 1-866-783-4585, participant code #6707289.

Registration is limited to 95 employees for each session; therefore, early registration is recommended.

Other informational resources on developing an ECQ-based resume will be available on the Department's SES Toolbox website

If you have any questions about the SESCDP program, contact the SESCDP program manager, Lynn McPheeters, (202) 208-5616 or If you have any questions regarding the vacancy announcement, contact Peyton Hardaway with the BSEE HR Office, (202) 208-6607 or

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