SES Applications

SES Application Development Process

An SES application is like no other; however, our team of Senior Executive Writers is extremely successful in landing interviews for our clients, and ultimately passing the OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) review.

To begin our SES Application Process:

  1. Call 800-471-9201 and/or submit your resume and SES vacancy announcement
  2. Receive a no-cost consultation regarding qualification criteria, process, fee, and path forward

This review is FREE, and we will determine whether we can indeed qualify you to become one of the next SES leaders within the federal government.

When developing an SES resume, we work in three phases of development:

  1. Information collection and interviewing
  2. Drafting
  3. Revision

Our process is comprehensive, as it should be for the SES. We ask you to supply everything you possibly can document for the past 10 years of your career. Upon receipt of your career documentation, your assigned expert SES writer will conduct a needs analysis; he/she will begin to query you, via email and telephone, about particular elements that will help build a solid case of evidence of your qualifications.

Our Senior Executive Writers use a process from our Quality Management System and ensure only best practices are used to develop your ECQ narratives and SES application. Focusing on executive leadership and compelling experience and accomplishments are key ingredients to a competitive SES Resume.

To begin the process:

  1. Email or fax us a copy of your federal vacancy announcement, along with your current resume.
  2. An executive Career Coach will contact you within 24 hours of receipt to discuss qualification criteria, timeline, costs, and path forward.

This review is FREE, and we will determine if we can indeed qualify you to become one of the next SES leaders within the federal government.

The SES Hiring Process/CPG Writing Process

Based upon on three decades of expertise and knowledge, we take the lead on writing the entire SES presentation, from scratch, in a fully interactive partnership in three phases of information collection, documentation development, and revision. We have written literally hundreds of SES presentations (thousands since 1986), have been selected to present seminars for Air Force officers and GS-15s at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB) and the Pentagon on the strategies for developing a presentation that sails effortlessly through an ERB and OPM’s Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Several federal agencies hire us to tackle the difficult ECQ cases that must pass OPM. We can work with you via a combination of telephone conversation/interview and heavy correspondence.

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Summary

Using a credible, successful, and accredited professional writing service such as ours is an investment in your future and as good a guarantee of success as you can find without a guarantee (because, of course, we can’t guarantee you the job due to the many variables outside the resume outside our control). We are quite simply the best in the business and hire only the best writers. They are professionals who make their living writing SES Applications/Senior Executive Service applications, which is a niche craft in and of itself. They are vetted, tested, and trained extensively and then undergo a six-month mentorship program. No one else in this industry goes to the extremes we do to keep our finger on the pulse of federal hiring.

Rates of Basic Pay for Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES)

Effective January 2017

Structure of the SES Pay System: Minimum/Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System: $124,406 $187,000
Agencies without a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System: $124,406 $172,100

Rates of Basic Pay for Employees in Senior-Level (SL) and Scientific or Professional (ST) Positions

Effective January 2017

Structure of the SL/ST Pay System: Minimum/Maximum
Agencies with a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System: $124,406 $187,000
Agencies without a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System: $124,406 $172,100

Rates of Basic Pay for the Executive Schedule (EX)

Effective January 2017

Level Rate

  • Level I: $207,800
  • Level II: $187,000
  • Level III: $172,100
  • Level IV: $161,900
  • Level V: $151,700

Ref: https://www.chcoc.gov/content/2014-pay-freeze-certain-senior-political-officials for more information.