Executive and Management

Leadership on a Finely Tuned Level

You may currently hold a position in business, industry, state or local government, academe, or another field of endeavor in the public or private sector. Whatever the case, this is your opportunity to bring about meaningful change by serving your country and working in an organization that affects every American citizen, business, and corporation.

Opportunities for employment with the IRS Senior Executive Service exist for individuals with a wide variety of leadership skills and technical expertise. As an IRS executive, you will participate in decision-making at the highest levels of the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS SES Candidate Development Program

The SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) is the principal means by which the IRS seeks to identify, train, and hire a cadre of career executives. The essential purpose of this program is to identify outstanding individuals with demonstrated leadership competencies and prepare them for senior executive positions. The duration of the CDP is a minimum of one year and maximum of two years and includes formal training and individual developmental assignments.

Graduates of the CDP may qualify for review and consideration by OPM's Qualification Review Board (QRB) to become certified as members of the Internal Revenue Service corps of executives. Entry into the SES is based on performance, OPM certification, and the availability of positions. Selection into the candidate development program is guided by an assessment and evaluation of an applicant's demonstrated leadership and technical competencies.

We will post announcements for IRS SES CDP positions on USAJOBS. Check here for information on all of our current vacancies.

For additional information on applying for the Candidate Development Program, ultimately leading to an executive position, please review a list of Frequently Asked Questions. You may also contact us at irs.sescdp@irs.gov.

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