Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP)
EPA is partnering with the Department of Interior to offer a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP). The SES CDP is designed to identify, develop, and prepare future senior executive leaders by providing them with a series of developmental opportunities.
Candidates selected through EPA’s SES CDP announcement will participate in a 12-month program with the Department of Interior. The program will provide a series of developmental experiences including formal courses and seminars, rotational assignments, and mentoring from current SES members. These activities are designed to increase participants’ understanding of a wide range of government programs and issues, and to enhance participants’ executive core qualifications which are required by the Office of Personnel Management for appointment to the SES. In addition, candidates will participate in seminars to further their understanding of our agency and its mission, values, and challenges. We anticipate that one cohort will begin in February 2017.
Upon successful completion of the SES CDP, candidates may obtain a certification from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that makes them eligible to move into a Senior Executive Service position without competing for the position. It does not guarantee placement into an SES position.