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Changes in SES Application Requirements:
Our SES writing team has their fingers on the pulse of the application changes recently adopted by numerous federal agencies. President Obama signed a memorandum in May of 2010 requesting that all agencies modify their application process and reduce this process time to less than 80 days from application to interview. The following are a few new SES application package requirements that we now develop.
New Signature five-page SES ECQ All-Inclusive Resume:
Five-page SES Resume to include the five ECQs (Executive Core Qualifications) and TQs (Technical Qualifications), MTQs, or DQs. The New Signature five-page All Inclusive - as we have named this application - would appear to be much simpler to develop. However, the fact is that a comprehensive federal resume and normally 10 pages of ECQ documentation, and perhaps TQs if required must be drilled down and information optimized to showcase the most important facts of your leadership qualifications. Therefore, even though the resulting document is smaller, these requirements make it a more difficult process.
Five-Page SES Resume and Separate ECQs:
Five-page SES resume and up to ten pages of ECQ documentation. The 27 executive core competencies are required to be addressed throughout each respective ECQ in addition to TQs if required. The ECQs are developed in the CCAR (Challenge, Content, Action and Result) model.
Four-Page SES Resume with Executive Competencies':
Four-page SES resume with cover letter or omit cover letter and extend resume to five pages. ECQs are replaced with federal agency's selection of five executive competencies such as: Strategic Vision; Resilience; Leadership; Coalition Building; Human Capital Management and/or can be replaced by others selected by the hiring agency.
USAjobs SES Resume with On-line ECQ Posting:
USAjobs SES resumes with ECQs entered online with character limit's of 4,000 to 8,000 characters. The ECQs are developed in the CCAR (Challenge, Content, Action and Result) model.
First Read the Federal Job Vacancy for Instructions.
It is imperative that you read each SES application in its entirety prior to writing your package. Different agencies sometimes change requirements from fax and email to mail in only; SES resume page length, ECQ character count; font and margins requirements. Any application submission that deviates from what is requested on the specific vacancy announcement will most likely be rejected.