Monthly Archives: May, 2013

How to qualify for the Senior Executive Service


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…