Presidential Management
Fellows (PMF) Program
Information Session
University of Illinois Springfield
September 8, 2011
Outline
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Overview of the Program
Application Process
Assessment Process
Key Dates
Other Federal Employment Programs
Questions & Answers
Overview of the Program
• Premier Program for Leadership Development
in the Federal Government
• 2-Year Paid Fellowships with a Federal Agency
• PMF Network and Support
PMF Fellows
• Appointed at GS-9, 11, or 12 based on
qualification and agency need
(Salary: $51,630 - $97,333 based on 2011 Salary Table for the
Washington, D.C. Area)
• Individual Development Plans
• 80 Hours Formal Classroom Training Per Year
• Rotational Opportunities
Eligibility
• Graduate Students Who Expect to Complete
an Advanced Degree from a Qualifying College
or University during the period
September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012
Application Process
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Online Application
-- “Applicant”
UIS Nomination Process -- “Nominee”
Online Assessment
-- “Semi-Finalist”
In-Person Assessment -- “Finalist”
Secure Position with Federal Agency 
“Fellow”
First Stage of the
Application Process
• Application Period: September 15 – 25, 2011
• Apply online (www.USAJOBS.gov or via link at
www.pmf.gov)
– Link a USAJOBS resume or upload a resume
– Complete Qualifications Questionnaire
– Submit supporting document for Indian/Veterans’
Preference, if applicable
– Submit nomination form + required materials to
UIS
Qualification Questionnaire
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Personal Information
Geographic Employment Preference
Indian and Veterans’ Preference Eligibility
Citizenship
Graduate School – select IL from state list,
then select UIS from list
• Degree Information
• Keys Skills/Competencies
• Other
Nomination Process
• Universities must have a competitive process
that covers applicants’
– “Breadth and qualify of accomplishments
– Capacity for leadership
– Commitment to excellence in leading and
managing public policies and programs”
• Students eligible for Veteran’s preference and
qualified for UIS’ competitive process must be
nominated
UIS Nomination Process
Materials to be Submitted to UIS by noon (CST)
on Friday, September 23
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Contact Information (name, email, phone #)
Copy of Transcript
Answers to Two Essays
Indian and Veterans’ Preference
Eligibility Statement, if applicable
5. Nomination Form (may be turned in
Monday, September 26th by 9 a.m.)
Notification of Nomination
• UIS will notify you regarding whether or not
you have been nominated
• If nominated, check status on Application
Manager to ensure your status is updated to
“nominated”
– If not, contact Professor Bunch ([email protected]
or 217-206-6080)
Online Un-Proctored Assessment
• Situational Judgment Test
• Multiple choice questions regarding hypothetical job
scenarios
• Life Experience
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Training
Experience
Education
Life History
• Writing Sample
• Essay in response to prompt or target topic
Assessment Centers
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6 locations (Chicago is closest to Springfield)
Mid-November – mid-December
1-hour individual structured interview
Assessment Study Guide to be posted to
website
Evaluation of Critical Competencies
• Nominees/Semi-Finalists are evaluated on the
following critical competencies:
– Adaptability
– Integrity
– Interpersonal Skills
– Motivation to Serve
– Oral/Written Communication
– Problem Solving
Placement
• PMF Job Fair in Spring
• Can search online for agency positions
• Finalists have 12 months to be appointed by
federal agency as Fellows
Key Dates
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Sept. 15-25:
Sept. 23:
Sept. 30:
Oct. 1-10
Nov. 1*:
Submit application materials
Submit nomination materials to UIS
UIS submits nominations
Complete on-line assessment process
Semi-finalists selected and invited to
in-person assessment
• Nov. 14 - Dec. 16*: Semi-finalists complete in-person
assessment process
• Jan. 24*:
Finalists selected and notified
• Feb./March 2012: Job fair
*subject to change
Other Proposed Federal
Government Opportunities*
• Internship Program
– Paid positions
• Recent Graduates Program
– Could apply up to 2 years after graduation
– Positions would last 2 years
– Hiring level capped at GS-9 (some exceptions)
– Orientation, mentoring,and 40 hours of training
per year
* Under
review; provisions subject to change.
Question & Answer Session
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