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  • How to Apply for Senior Executive Service (SES) Positions - March 5, 2024
  • Nancy Segal, FEDweek

    Like almost all positions in the federal government, positions in the Senior Executive Service (SES) are required to be posted on USAJOBS. The minimum posting time is 14 days, although many SES positions run longer.

    No big surprise here. But did you know that not all SES postings require that you submit Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) as part of your SES application?

    Agencies have 3 methods they can use to post SES positions: traditional, resume-based, and accomplishment record.

    There are a few other nuances related to SES applications as well.

    When you’re thinking about applying for a SES position, the first thing you want to do is carefully review the posting to see which method is being used.

    To read the full article, click here.


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