Become A PMF
The PMF Class of 2015 application was held October 1-15,
Applicants will need to submit a resume, transcript, and
supporting documentation for requesting reasonable accommodations,
claiming Veterans' Preference, and/or Native American (Indian)
Preference. See the Application Process webpage for
When the application opens, applicants will be prompted to
create an on-line account and will be 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. Those with existing accounts will need to login using
their Applicant ID# or the email address they used upon creating
the account. Many applicants create an account with their school
email address and try to login via their personal email address.
Please use your Applicant ID# for logging into the system
and referencing it when corresponding with the PMF Program
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 the assessment
(All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)
NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check
frequently for any updates.
|September 30, 2014
A one-time Applicant Information Session that will focus on a
general overview of the PMF Program, the 2015 PMF application, and
a panel of current Fellows offering their advice and
experiences. There will also be an opportunity to ask
questions throughout the presentation.
|October 1, 2014
Application for the PMF Class of 2015 opens via a job
opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.gov; search for "Presidential
Management Fellows" during the open period. Eligible
applicants must also complete the on-line assessment and on-line
essays prior to the announcement closing.
|October 8, 2014
||A question and
answer session where applicants may submit questions regarding
the 2015 PMF application cycle.
|October 15, 2014
||Application for the PMF Class of 2015 closes at 11:59:59pm
|Two Weeks After Announcement Closes
||Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for
any claims for Veterans' Preference and/or Native American (Indian)
|4-6 Weeks After Announcement Closes
- Applicants notified of eligibility
- Semi-Finalists selected and notified
- Semi-Finalists start scheduling their In-Person Assessment
|December 2014 - January 2015
In-Person Assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists
(see location and dates below once finalized)
|December 7, 2014
||Deadline for Semi-Finalists to self-schedule their In-Person
||Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
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.
Check System and Browser Requirements
Check your system prior to starting your application to ensure you
meet the specified requirements. Various system and browser
requirements can be found under Application Process.
Applying for the PMF Program
From USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov), enter "Presidential
Management Fellows" as the keywords to search for the announcement
when the application is open.
Begin the Application
Follow the instructions to create a user account in the PMF TAS
(Talent Acquisition System) or log into an existing account.
Have your documents ready for submission. The PMF TAS can be
accessed 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. Applicants
requesting a reasonable accommodation and/or claiming Indian
Preference must submit supporting documentation.
Complete the On-line Assessment and
The On-Line Assessment takes approximately 1-2 hours to
finish. Also, ensure completion of all required essays.
Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and
submitting application to verify completion of all
Check Application Status
Log back into your application account to check your status.
The 2015 In-Person Assessments will take place at:
U.S. Department of State, Annex 44, 301 4th St, SW, Washington, DC
Closest Metro Rail Stations: Federal Center SW and
The dates for the 2015 In-Person Assessments will take place
December 8, 2014, through January 30, 2015. Semi-Finalists will be
sent a personal invitation to schedule their In-Person Assessment
shortly after Semi-Finalists are announced. NOTE: Assessments
for PMF STEM Semi-Finalists are limited.
Morning sessions start at 8:00am and afternoon sessions start at
1:00pm. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your start
All Semi-Finalists are reminded to review the Assessment
Preparation Guide (under the Assessment Process webpage) and
monitor the News & Events for