Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wanted: Presidential Management Fellows

Opportunity for graduate students to be part of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and the U.S. Forest Service

The PMF program is a prestigious, government-wide fellowship that aims to recruit graduate students (masters, law, or doctorate) who demonstrate promise as future leaders into public service. It is a two year program that provides opportunities for leadership and management development and it leads to a permanent job with the Federal Government.

**If you know of any graduate students or graduate programs that would be interested in hearing about this wonderful opportunity, please pass this information to them.**

This is a call for outstanding graduate student candidates of all backgrounds to apply for nomination to the PMF program. This year’s application period is from September 15-25 2011. More information can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) PMF website: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/ .

The PMF program includes opportunities with dozens of federal agencies in many disciplines. However, as a Forest Service PMF, I’d like to share some of the unique aspects of the PMF program in the U.S. Forest Service that distinguish us from other agencies. The Forest Service PMF program provides:

• Entry at high level positions with fast-paced promotion

• Excellent training and developmental opportunities

• Engaged network of current and former PMFs in the Forest Service

• Support for the PMF program from the highest levels of the agency

• Opportunities to work in all regions of the country

Forest Service PMFs include graduates with degrees in natural resource management, law, public policy and planning, environmental studies/sciences, wildlife biology, forestry, landscape architecture, economics, and more. For more information about the Forest Service PMF program, visit our website (http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/pmf/index.html ) or feel free to send an email or call.

A list of key deadlines for the program are at the bottom of this email and can also be found on the OPM website.

Feel free to contact Ms. Lin for advice, assistance, or questions.

Sonja Lin
Program Specialist PMF
USDA Forest Service
Strategic Planning, Budget and Accountability
(202) 205-1616

Approximate Timeline for Class of 2012

( From http://www.pmf.gov/becomeapmf/index.aspx )

(All deadlines are 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time, and subject to change)

NOTE: They are presently finalizing dates for the 2012 application cycle and will update this timeline accordingly. Please check frequently for updates.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 Application for the PMF Class of 2012 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS; search for "Presidential Management Fellows"

Sunday, September 25, 2011 Application for the PMF Class of 2012 closes

Friday, September 30, 2011 • Deadline for Nomination Officials to fax nominations

• Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for any claims for Veterans' Preference.

October 1-10, 2011 Invited applicants participate in on-line assessment process

By November 1, 2011 • Applicants notified on eligibility and nomination status

• Semi-finalists selected and notified

• Semi-finalists scheduled and notified for in-person assessments

November 14 - December 16, 2011 In-person assessments conducted for semi-finalists

January 24, 2012 On or around this date, semifinalists notified of Finalist status via email

Late-February/Early- March 2012 PMF Class of 2012 Finalists Job Fair (Washington, DC, metro area)

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