DOINews: All DOI Employees: 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: Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program Classes #18 and #19

We are pleased to announce that the Department is launching the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Classes #18 and #19. Class #18 will launch in the fall of 2015 and Class #19 will launch in the spring of 2016. The vacancy announcement for the SESCDP is posted on OPM's USAJOBS website. The announcement opens on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and closes on Friday, June 19, 2015. The link to the job announcement is

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 with proven management, leadership, and communication skills. 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.

Only resumes will be required for this recruitment. Applicants will need to submit a five-page resume that outlines their possession of or potential for development in the five Executive Core Qualifications. The selection process for the SESCDP is outlined in the job announcement. Applicants meeting basic qualifications will be evaluated by an SES rating and ranking panel. Based on application materials provided, best qualified applicants will receive an interview. The number of candidates selected for the program will be based on the overall need of the agency.

We will be offering six one-hour webinars to provide applicants with information on how to prepare an ECQ-based resume:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. EDT

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

The 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, 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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