Want to improve your odds for career advancement? Check out this webinar: “Getting to SES: The Top Ten Reasons People are Not Selected for SES Positions & What to do to be More Competitive & Move your Career Forward”
There are approximately 7,200 Career Service Senior Executive (SES) Positions in the federal government. There are roughly 161,000 GS-14, GS-15 employees and recently retired senior military officers who are currently eligible to apply to SES Positions.
There is no consistency across federal service in how agencies provide assistance to candidates who aspire to the Senior Executive Service.
While OPM has initiated efforts to inform, educate and encourage, many agencies do not budget or request funds specifically for programs to help prepare people for executive leadership programs.
While the odds of successfully competing for an SES position are daunting, as we will discuss, there are ways you can effectively prepare goals – with or without agency-organized assistance.