DHS Fellows Program (502027)
About the Program
The DHS Fellows Program strengthens the leadership skills of GS-14-15
full time employees (or equivalent that may include pay banding and/or
uniformed pay grade) through a proven combination of innovative coursework,
best practices benchmarking, challenging action-learning projects, executive
coaching and assessments, and Department-wide networking – all tailored to
DHS’s unique operating environment. The DHS Fellows Program enhances
collaboration, promotes a common vision, and ultimately ensures that DHS
leadership delivers the right results to the American people.
This program provides a rigorous 10-month curriculum which includes site
visits, residential sessions in key DHS locations, coaching, instruction,
and one 60-90 day rotational assignment. Developed by the Partnership for
Public Service and managed by the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer,
the DHS Fellows Program prepares a cadre of leaders selected throughout the
Department who are committed to bringing a joint perspective to leading
people and mission in a variety of disciplines.
- To address issues related to risk management, the application of adaptive
force packages, cross-cutting infrastructure challenges, righting the
department’s structure, education and development, and leading for results.
- Give the opportunity to discuss and plan implementation of different
leadership styles that complement their work environment.
- Gain a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities as well as
the challenges faced by different DHS components.
Career employees at the GS-14 and GS-15 level, WS 14-18, WL-15, NF-5, O-5
and O-6 who have demonstrated high achievement and are seen as the current
and future leaders of the agency and are committed to a career in the
Federal Government that are based in the greater Washington, DC area or can
travel to Washington, DC for regular meetings.
Due to budgetary constraints this course will not be offered in FY15.
Please check back in FY16 for updates.
You must apply online at USAJobs;
access the announcement and online application
Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC 56 "C" school account).
Individuals will be selected through a centrally-managed panel review
process with representation from across the Department. Each applicant is
required to include a completed Supervisory Acknowledgement, as well as a
Recommendation from the most immediate Senior Executive in the applicant’s
direct supervisory chain.
Note: Applicants selected for this program must execute a 12-month
Continuing Service Agreement.