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Recruitment & Selection

Learn more about how executive positions are filled! Click on the links below to find out more.

Allocations: Spaces to establish executive positions.

Vacancies: Currently advertised positions.

Merit Staffing: Process used to recruit and fill Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.

Candidate Development Programs: OPM approved training programs designed to develop high potential employees for SES positions.

Hiring Options: Alternatives to help agencies fill executive positions.

Executive Core Qualifications: Leadership skills for success in the SES.

Qualifications Review Board: Certification of SES candidates.

Scientific or Professional Positions (ST): Positions that involve high level research and development.

Senior Level Positions (SL): Other high level positions.