STUDENTS, RECENT GRADUATES –
IT’S PMF TIME FOR 2021
The announcement is open NOW.
Get started now on your Federal resume and PMF application.
Open and Closing Dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 14, 2020
Kathryn Troutman, Sept. 21, 2020
From Sept. 30 to Oct. 14th, 2020, the Presidential Management Fellows application for the program’s Class of 2021 will be posted. The entire initial application process, including submission of all necessary documents, must be completed by October 14th.
The PMF Program was established by Executive Order in 1977, and amended by Executive Order in 2003 to attract to the Federal service outstanding citizen-scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. Program regulations were amended again in December 2010 by Executive Order establishing the PMF Program as one of the three student Pathways to federal employment. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.
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.
What Do You Want to Change About Government?
What Will You Give?
You will give the best you have to give to a cause greater than yourself. You will bring fresh, new ideas and a willingness to take on challenges never dreamed possible. Your zeal for the position will serve to spark new energy and excitement in your co-workers. As part of the PMF “fraternal order,” you will portray your elite status through the quality of your work and service to your country. You will need to demonstrate leadership, foster teamwork, set goals and, in the end, deliver something of value to the American people. See Notable PMF Graduates at the end of this article from Wikipedia.
RESEARCH THE PROGRAM:
Become a PMF 2021 Applicant: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2021-application/
Look at the 2020 Finalists and their colleges and majors: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2021-application/
Review the list of PMF Agency Coordinators: https://apply.pmf.gov/coordinators.aspx
Eligibility for the PMF: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/eligibility.aspx
Application Process: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/application-process/
Apply at the Talent Management System Site for PMF: https://apply.pmf.gov/
PMF Competencies that are part of the Online Assessment: https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx
2021 PMF Asssessment Preparation Guide: https://www.pmf.gov/media/5585015/2021-pmf-assessment-prep-guide-05-12-2020-10am.pdf
PMF Federal Resume Format: Student’s Federal Career Guide, 4th Ed. Resume samples emphasize Education, Courses, Projects, Training, as well as Internships and Work History. Order an eBook here
Write the Best Federal Resume! Top Tips
Federal Resumes average 3 to 4 pages for Recent Graduates
Education first on the Federal resume
- Include a list of your relevant courses
- Include descriptions of significant courses
- Describe significant papers
- Add descriptions of your major projects
- Add titles and describe Thesis and Dissertation
Each paid or volunteer employer or internship should include Month and year to month and year; hours per week. USAJOBS, OPM requirement. See the USAJOBS Builder. This is to get credit for hours of experience.
Volunteer, Non-Profit, Activities
Add your activities, volunteer work to your resume to demonstrate versatile skills, interest and competencies.
What positions are you going to target if you pass the assessments and get into the PMF program? Read the OPM Classification Standards for Keywords for your PMF Federal Resume
Review the OPM Position Classification Standard for White Collar Work. Find positions that could work for you. Read the descriptions of the duties and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Add any language, keywords, descriptions, skills that you can from the OPM Class Standards into your course descriptions, papers, projects, internships or jobs. Try to match your resume to an official job description to get the best results with your Federal Resume.
Notable PMF Alumni:
- Sean O’Keefe– Chairman and CEO of aerospace giant Airbus Group, Inc., former Chancellor of Louisiana State University, Administrator of NASA from 2001–2004, Secretary of the Navy from 1992-1993
- Kenneth S. Apfel– 13th United States Commissioner of Social Security
- Jeff Merkley– S. Senator from Oregon
- Andy Kim– Member of the S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 3rd District
- Roberta S. Jacobson– Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
- Matthew Auer– Public Policy scholar, currently serving as Dean of University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs
- Mitch Bainwol– CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America
- Robert G. Berschinski– Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during Obama Administration
- Richard Boly– American diplomat and Director of the Office of eDiplomacy at US Department of State
- Grace Crunican– transit policymaker currently overseeing Bay Area Rapid Transit; former Deputy Administrator at the Federal Transit Administration during the Clinton Administration
- Mike Dovilla– former member of the Ohio House of Representatives
- Barbara Favola– State Senator for Senate of Virginia
- Kyle Foggo– former Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Alan Friedman– American journalist covering finance and foreign affairs
- Colleen Hartman– Deputy Director at NASA for the Goddard Space Flight Center, Professor at Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University
- Brendan Kyle Hatcher– American diplomat
- Derek Kan– Executive Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget former General Manager at Lyft, member of Amtrak Board of Directors (appointed by Barack Obama)
- Betsy Markey– former S. Representative for Colorado’s 4th congressional district
- David Norquist– current Deputy Secretary of Defense in the United States Department of Defense
- Nicholas Rasmussen– Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
- Anne C. Richard– Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration at the United States Department of State
- Alvin Salehi– Senior Technology Advisor at The White House and Co-Founder of Code.gov
- Dan Seals (politician)– business consultant and a Democratic political candidate from Illinois
- Dan Tangherlini– Administrator of General Services Administration in the Barack Obama Administration
- Alan B. Thomas, Jr.– Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service
- Will Tiao– actor and television writer
- Paul Clark[disambiguation needed]– Health Care Authority, Washington Correction Center for Women, Washington Department of Corrections
- Kierston Todt– Cybersecurity scholar and policymaker
- Damon Wilson– executive vice president at the Atlantic Council and formerly the Senior Director for European Affairs at the S. National Security Council
- Nancy Potok– former Chief Statistician of the United States
- Bonnie Jenkins – Former U.S. Ambassador at the S. Department of State, serving as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
PMF FEDERAL RESUME CONSULTATIONS: