Become A PMF
The PMF Class of 2014 application is now closed. The application
dates were October 1-15, 2013 (see Timeline below). The application
will be accessible via an announcement on USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) once it opens. Information for
the 2015 application will be updated next summer.
Applicants will need to submit a resume, transcript, and
supporting documentation for requesting reasonable accommodations,
claiming Veterans' Preference, and/or Native American (Indian)
When the application opens, applicants will be prompted to
create an on-line account and issued an Applicant Identification
Number (ID#). When creating your applicant account, please be sure
to use an accessible email address, remember your Applicant ID# and
secret question/answer. If you are locked out of your account, you
will need to remember the answer to your secret question. After
three failed login attempts, you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the
email address associated to your application.
Applicants are encouraged to consult the Become A PMF and
FAQs sections of the
website for general information, and the Assessment
Preparation Guide for details about this year's assessment
(All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)
NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check
frequently for any updates.
|Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Application for the PMF Class of 2014 opens via a job
opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov; search for "Presidential
Management Fellows." Eligible applicants must also complete the
on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.
|Tuesday, October 15, 2013
||Application for the PMF Class of 2014 closes
|Thursday, October 31, 2013
||Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for
any claims for Veterans' Preference and/or Native American (Indian)
|November 22, 2013
- Applicants notified of eligibility
- Semi-Finalists selected and notified
|Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Semi-Finalists' Coffee Chat, by invitation only
|Late November 2013
Semi-Finalists receive invitational email to reserve their
|January - February 2014
In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists
(see location and dates below)
|April 10, 2014
||Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
|April 28, 2014
||PMF Class of 2014 Finalists In-Person Job Fair
||PMF Class of 2014 Finalists Virtual Job Fair
|April 10, 2015
||PMF Class of 2014 Finalists' Appointment Eligibility
How to Apply
The PMF Program solicits applicants annually via
an announcement on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). Announcements
will include detailed instructions on how to apply.
Prepare Before You Start
Allow at least 3 hours to complete the entire application to
include the biographical information, document submission, the
on-line assessment, and required essays.
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
Check System Requirements
Check your system prior to starting your application to ensure you
meet the specified requirements. Various system requirements can be
found under Application Process.
Begin the Application
Follow the instructions to create a user account or log into an
existing account. Have your documents ready for submission. The
application requires a transcript. Please follow the transcript
requirements and request from your school early. The application
and assessment system are available at https://apply.pmf.gov/pmf.
Submit Veterans' Preference Documents (if
If claiming veterans' preference, follow the instructions during
the application. Additional information can be found under Veterans'
Submit Other Documentation
All applicants must submit a resume and transcript. Upload
documents under the corresponding document type of file. Applicants
requesting a reasonable accommodation must submit necessary
Complete the On-line Assessment and
The on-line assessment takes approximately 1-2 hours to
finish. Also, ensure completion of all required short
Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and
submitting completed application to verify completion of all
Once you submit your application, 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, prior to announcement closing date.
Check Application Status
Log back into your application account to check your status.
The 2014 in-person assessments will be conducted at the
following location and dates. NOTE: The dates below are
subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.
Washington, DC Metro Area:
State Department - 44 Annex
301 4th St, SW
Washington, DC 20547
Closest Metro Rail Stations: Federal Center SW or L'Enfant
January 13 - February 7, 2014 and February 14,
February 10 - February 12, 2014 (STEM track
February 18-19, 2014 - Make-up Sessions
The 2014 Assessment Preparation Guide can be found at the bottom
of the Assessment Process webpage.