When I was thinking about President’s Day and what to write, I remembered that I wrote part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s resume in our book, The New SES Application, 2nd Edition by Kathryn Troutman and Diane Hudson Burns. So, I thought I would share his Key Leadership Initiatives in the format of a Federal Resume for President’s Day. President Roosevelt is a GREAT SES Candidate! (And President too!) He had great accomplishments and they are written in the resume in plain language, easy to find, very impressive and match the 5 ECQs.
What are YOUR TOP TEN LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS?
President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1909 first page of his 5-page SES Resume:
United States of America September 1901 – March 1909
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Salary: $42,000 USD Per Year
Hours per week: 40
Supervisor: Congress and Senate Members; Yes, they can be contacted.
Job Title: 26th President of the United States
In 1904, I won the Presidency by a landslide. “I am no longer a political accident.” I introduced new excitement and power to the Presidency by vigorously leading Congress and the American public toward new reforms and a strong foreign policy. As the Steward of the People, I performed the following leadership initiatives, among many others.
KEY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES:
- Established the Antiquities Act of June 8, 1906. Proclaimed “historic landmarks, historic or prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest” in federal ownership as national monuments. Established conservation actions that helped to impact what would one day become the National Park Service (NPS), which was formally established on August 25, 1916.
- Negotiated disputes over Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Morocco. Led the negotiations on the adoption of the Drago Doctrine, which prevented the use of force in collecting foreign debts, an issue increasingly important as the U.S. became more involved with other countries.
- Signed legislation that established five national park units: CraterLake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Sullys Hill, North Dakota (later designated a game preserve); Mesa Verde, Colorado; and Platt, Oklahoma (now part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area). By the end of 1906, I had proclaimed four national monuments: Devil’s Tower, Wyoming; El Morro, New Mexico; Montezuma Castle, Arizona; and the Petrified Forest, Arizona. I also protected a large portion of the Grand Canyon as a national monument in 1908. During my presidency, I signed into law a total of 18 national monuments.
- In 1905, formed the United States Forestry Service and appointed Gifford Pinchot as the first chief of this new agency. For the first time, lands were reserved for public use and huge irrigation projects were started.
THIS RESUME WOULD BE A FIVE-PAGE SES RESUME.
President Roosevelt’s Top Four List of Accomplishments are listed below. He needs 6 more accomplishments to prepare the SES ECQ package).
- Established the Antiquities Act of June 8 – Leading Change
- Negotiated disputes over Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Morocco – Building Coalitions
- Signed legislation to establish five national Park Units – Results Driven
- In 1905, formed the United States Forestry Service – Leading Change
Teddy Roosevelt needs to write 6 more accomplishments for a total of Ten ECQ CCAR Stories for the Traditional Ten Page SES ECQs to apply for a Senior Executive Service position with the government.
The 10-page SES ECQ Traditional package covers the five Executive Core Qualifications: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen and Building Coalitions.
In order for Teddy Roosevelt to write his actual ECQs, he would have to turn each story into a 4,000 character narrative that is 12 point type and the document has one inches around the sheet. And each story would need to be written in the OPM required CCAR format. We have a great online tool for writing CCAR leadership accomplishments. Check out our CCAR Builder and use it anytime for your accomplishment stories. Here are the definitions and Leadership Competencies for the ECQS.
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COACHING, BOOKS AND TRAINING:
The New SES Application is available as an eBook or Print book. You can see two full sets of Top Ten List of Accomplishments in the book. Order here
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Kathryn Troutman is the Founder and President of Resume Place, Inc., a Federal Career Consulting business located in Baltimore, MD. Her firm specializes in writing and designing professional Federal resumes, as well as consulting, coaching and education on the Federal hiring process. She is the author of many Federal career books, including the popular Federal Resume Guidebook, 7th Ed. (the #2 best-selling resume book on Amazon).