Become A PMF
UPDATE: The PMF Class of 2018 application
announcement opens at Noon (Eastern Time), Monday, October 23,
2017, and closes at Noon (Eastern Time), Monday, November 6,
2017. The closing date of the application has been extended
from Wednesday, November 1, to Monday, November 6, to provide
adequate time for applicants in areas impacted by recent natural
disasters (e.g., Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Jose) to submit their
applications for this year's recruitment cycle; this extension
applies to all applicants. Such impacted applicants will
- prompted to self-certify if a natural disaster prevents
them from obtaining and submitting the required and supporting
documents (if applicable) for their application under "Step 4:
- contacted by the PMF Program Office on how and when to
submit such documents, and
- must complete all other steps of the application
process and submit prior to the extended closing of Noon (Eastern
Time), Monday, November 6, 2017.
Please review the full application announcement
advertised on USAJOBS, or click on the following link to go
directly to the announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482577500.
The PMF Class of 2018 application will open at Noon (Eastern
Time), Monday, October 23, 2017, and close at Noon (Eastern Time),
Monday, November 6, 2017. NOTE: The opening and closing
times are at Noon (Eastern Time).
Once the application opens, you will be able to access
the PMF application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS
(www.USAJOBS.gov) by searching for the key words
"Presidential Management Fellows"; a direct link to the
announcement will be posted below once it launches. 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 that 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 launch 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.
|Monday, October 23, 2017 (12 Noon ET)
Application for the PMF Class of 2018 opens via a job
opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov; search for "Presidential
Management Fellows" or go to the announcement directly here:
|Monday, November 6, 2017 (12 Noon ET)
Application for the PMF Class of 2018 closes
|Approximately 2-3 weeks after closing
||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
Below are general steps to preparing and submitting
an application. 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, and the on-line
assessment. Please review the Application Process
and Application Tips webpages for
Applying for the PMF Program
From USAJOBS (www.USAJOBS.gov), search the key words "Presidential
Management Fellows" for the announcement or go to the announcement
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 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
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
The on-line assessment takes approximately 3 hours to
finish, which includes a scored writing part. Please review
the Assessment Preparation
Guide for additional information. The Guide is made
available shortly before the announcement opens and is removed when
the application closes.
Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and
submitting a completed application. Applicants can only submit one
application and cannot make any edits (except to personal contact
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
closing date and before final submission.
Check Application Status
Log back into your applicant user account on the Apply Site of the
PMF TMS to check your status.
We highly encourage applicants to apply early during the
Applying to the PMF Program does not guarantee a PMF