Monthly Archives: May, 2013

How to qualify for the Senior Executive Service

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Do you think you are or could become executive material? If so, consider aiming for the Senior Executive Service. Some SES jobs are open only to GS-15s or above and their equivalents, but others are also open to GS-14s and their equivalents. Before moving into an SES job, you will need to obtain certification of your leadership skills from a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) — an independent board administered by the Office of Personnel Management and composed of SES members. QRBs base their certification decisions on five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): leading change, leading people, results-driven, business acumen and building…