2011-2012 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Now Open — Submit Current Resume and Nomination Forms to CPPO by Monday, September 26 at 5 p.m.

2011-12 Presidential Management Fellows Program:  The 2011-2012 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program application season  opened on September 15, 2011.  Approximately 850 3Ls, LLMs, and other Graduate Students will be selected for this two-year program which places applicants in public policy and management positions with a variety of federal agencies and departments.  In 2011, 860 finalists were selected from 9,000 applicants; by Summer’s end, 400 had found placements. 

 The program provides a two-year federal government fellowship to individuals who have completed a graduate-level course of study at an accredited college or university.

 PMF assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

 Program Requirements:  Candidates must be U.S. citizens (with a few exceptions listed on website) and receive graduate degrees by August 31, 2012.  Qualified non-citizens may contact pmfapplication@opm.gov to request a temporary 9-digit number to use for social security number during application.

 Deadline: The on-line application for the PMF Class of 2012 will open on Thursday, September 15, 2011 and close on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

For further information on the PMF Program, please visit www.pmf.gov.

 Application Process:  Between Sept. 15 and Sun., Sept. 25, 2011 apply through USAJOBS by submitting resume; online questionnaire (includes biographical information, preferences for geographical placement and assessment center preferences, veterans preference eligibility, and demonstration of key skills and competencies) and documentation for Veteran’s Preference if claimed.  Also, print Nomination Form and submit to your school’s Nomination Official.  The Official will conduct a competitive nomination process using criteria such as breadth/quality of accomplishments, capacity for leadership and commitment to excellence in leadership and management of public policies and programs, and provide PMF with recommendations by Sept. 30, 2011.  Between Oct. 1 and 10, those recommended will take a timed ! on-line assessment (includes situational judgment test inquiring how you would respond in a given situation; life experience questionnaire, requiring response to questions regarding training, experience, education and life history; and written essay in response to a prompt or target topic).