Guide to the Senior Executive Service
Outline for SES Application ECQs, SOCQs, Resume, etc.
Guide to SES Qualifications
ECQ Narrative Statement Templates
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.
1-page per ECQ Narrative Template (5-Page Narrative Statement limit)
2-page per ECQ Narrative Template (10-Page Narrative Statement limit)
SOCQ Narrative Statement Template
SOCQ Narrative Template (1-page narrative per SOCQ limit). In October 2010, the Intelligence Community (IC) started requiring three mandatory Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) narratives with all applications. These SOCQs are an additional requirement to the ECQs and TCQs for senior position applications. These SOCQs requires narrative descriptions as to your ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC’s mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC’s core values.