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Aspiring SES Lunch and Learn

Aspiring SES Lunch and Learn


As a Federal employee, aspiring to become a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) may be in your near or long-term career goals. But where do you start? You may be wondering what it takes to be an SES member, and how the role of the SES shapes our government. This virtual OPM seminar will answer those questions and more.

The Senior Executive Service (SES) lead America’s workforce. As the keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the SES was established to “...ensure that the executive management of the Government of the United States is responsive to the needs, policies, and goals of the Nation and otherwise is of the highest quality.” These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective on government and a public service commitment that is grounded in the Constitution.
Members of the SES serve in the key positions just below the top Presidential appointees. SES members are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the Federal workforce. They operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies.

My Story

How You Will Benefit

Through 45 minutes of instruction and a 15-minute questions-and-answer session, this virtual seminar will:

  • Familiarize you with the SES hiring process

  • Help you understand the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and how they apply to SES hiring

  • Give you strategies for writing strong ECQ narratives and resumes

  • Guide you to drafting a personal action plan to prepare for becoming a member of the SES


Who Should Attend

Any federal employee interested in or aspiring to become a member of the SES.

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