Become A PMF
The PMF Class of 2018 application will open over a 1-2 week
period during the Fall of 2017. We will communicate specific
dates via this page of the PMF website.
Once the application opens, you will be able to access the PMF
application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov). The USAJOBS announcement will
include detailed instructions on how to apply. You do
not need a USAJOBS applicant user account to apply
for the PMF Program.
When the application opens, you must submit a resume and
transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for
any of the following thay apply to you:
- requesting reasonable accommodations,
- claiming veterans' preference, and/or
- claiming Native American/Indian preference.
We strongly encourage you to be proactive by preparing all
required documents prior to the application launching date. For
example, you may need to consult with your academic institution on
the process for obtaining a transcript (and/or alternative)
beforehand. Please review the Application Tips for
specifics on resumes and transcripts.
We encourage you to review the Become A PMF and FAQs
sections of the website for general information.
(All deadlines are based on Eastern Time)
NOTE: The dates below are approximate and subject to
change. Please check frequently for any updates.
Application for the PMF Class of 2018 opens via a job
opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov; search for "Presidential
NOTE: The announcement will only be visible
during the application period.
|Approximately 1-2 Weeks After Announcement Opening
Application for the PMF Class of 2018 closes
|2-4 Weeks After Announcement Closes
||Applicants notified of selection of Finalists
The PMF Program solicits applicants annually via
an announcement on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). The
announcements will include detailed instructions on how to
The steps identified below pertain to the steps
outlined for the PMF Class of 2017 (last year's application and
steps) and serve as a reference. These steps are subject to
Prepare Before You Start
Allow 3-4 hours to complete the entire application to include the
biographical information, document submission, the on-line
assessment, and required essay. Please review the Application Process and Application Tips webpages for
Applying for the PMF Program
From USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov), enter "Presidential Management
Fellows" as the keywords to search for the announcement.
NOTE: The announcement will only appear when
it is open on USAJOBS. You will NOT need a USAJOBS applicant user
account to apply. Follow the instructions in the
Check System Requirements
Check your system prior to starting your application to ensure you
meet the specified requirements. Various browser and system
requirements can be found under Application
Begin the Application
Follow the instructions to create an applicant user account or log
into an existing account on the Apply Site of the PMF TMS (Talent
Management System). Have your documents ready for submission. The
application requires a transcript (and/or alternative). Please
follow the transcript requirements and request from your academic
institution early. Review the Application Tips
section for additional information.
Submit Veterans' Preference Documents (if
If claiming veterans' preference, follow the instructions during
the application. Additional information can be found under Veterans' Preference.
All applicants must submit a resume and transcript
(and/or alternative). Upload documents under the corresponding
document type of the file. Applicants requesting a reasonable
accommodation must submit supporting documentation.
Complete the On-Line Assessment and Essay
The on-line assessment takes approximately 2-3 hours to
finish. Also, ensure completion of the required essay. Please
review the Assessment Preparation
Guide for additional information.
Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and
submitting a completed application.
During the application process, you will be able to review the
completed application (with the exception of the On-Line
Assessment). You may make changes to any items, other than the
On-Line Assessment once it is completed, prior to the announcement
Check Application Status
Log back into your application account to check your status.
We highly encourage applicants to apply early during the
Applying to the PMF Program does not guarantee a PMF