PMF as a Pathway
Anyone Can Be Presidential
Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship
leadership development program at the entry level for advanced
degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by
Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the
years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates
possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus -
developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides
some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages
development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program
inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service,
ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the
What Do You Want
to Change About Government?
What Will You Give?
You will give the best you have to give to a cause greater than
yourself. You will bring fresh, new ideas and a
willingness to take on challenges never dreamed possible.
Your zeal for the position will serve to spark new energy and
excitement in your co-workers. As part of the PMF "fraternal
order," you will portray your elite status through the quality of
your work and service to your country. You will need to demonstrate
leadership, foster teamwork, set goals and, in the end, deliver
something of value to the American people.
What Will You Get?
In addition to salary and benefits, the PMF Program gives you a
lot in return for your hard work. Your two-year appointment will
provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop
your talents. You will be challenged with opportunities to flourish
into a problem solver, strategic thinker and future leader. In
addition to working at a single Federal agency, you may have
the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another
agency. These rotational opportunities will challenge you even
further and give you insight into how other areas of government
While serving as a PMF, you will receive:
- 160 hours of formal interactive training (on leadership,
management, policy and other topics)
- Challenging work assignments
- Feedback on your work
- At least one 4 to 6 month developmental assignment
- Potential for promotions and career ladders
- Upon certification of completion, which permits
immediate noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position
and carries prestige anywhere you go thereafter
Where Can You Go With This?
As a PMF, you can take your experience anywhere you want to go
with your career. Many PMFs have continued their Federal
service; many others have gone to the private sector, academia and
the non-profit world.
The PMF Program is an excellent leadership training ground.
Where will YOU take it?
How Do You Get Started?
It all starts with your application. Get started now.