1-Page per ECQ Narrative Template (5 page limit)
Download a MS Word document template to help you write your 1 page ECQ narratives for a SES position. This template can be used when the SES Job Announcement required a 5-page limit to your ECQ narrative statement.
OPM has identified five executive core qualifications. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential–not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions–not whether they are the most superior candidate for a particular position. (The latter determination is made by the employing agency.) Successful performance in the SES requires competence in each ECQ. The ECQs are interdependent; successful executives bring all five to bear when providing service to the Nation.