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DHS Fellows Program (502027)

About the Program

 The DHS Fellows Program strengthens the leadership skills of GS-13 and 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. Participant Objectives




Career employees at the GS-13 and GS-15 level, WS 14-18, WL-15, NF-5, O-5 and 0-6 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.



Program will commence on March 11, 2013, in New York City, and concludes with a residential session and graduation ceremony in Washington, DC on November 22, 2013.

Application Procedures

 To apply: You must apply online at USAJobs; click here to access the announcement and online application.


More Information

Detailed information concerning the DHS Fellows Program can be found at the DHS Connect  HERE.

Costs are paid by Coast Guard Headquarters (AFC 56 "C" school account).

Selection Procedures


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.


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