Become A PMF
The PMF Class of 2015 application opening period is expected to
be October 1-15, 2014.
This webpage will be updated in the summer to provide additional
information for the PMF Class of 2015 application and assessment
The application will be accessible via an announcement on
USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov) once it
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 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 Office.
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 process.
(All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)
NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check
frequently for any updates.
|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." Eligible applicants must also complete the
on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.
|October 15, 2014
||Application for the PMF Class of 2015 closes
|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
|4-6 Weeks After Semi-Finalists Notified
In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists
(see location and dates below)
|4-6 Weeks After In-Person Assessment Conclude
||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.
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.
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 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 essays.
Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and
submitting 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.
This section will be updated once additional information on
dates/location of the 2015 in-person assessments is known. The 2015
in-person assessments will only take place in Washington, DC.
For email updates on the PMF Class of 2015 and future
applications, we suggest you subscribe to the PMF Listserv for
updates (subscribe from our homepage).