Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications (SES ECQs)

ECQ Service Fees:

First Applications:
$199 per hour
QRB Rewrites:
$225 per hour
ALJ Writing:
$225 per hour
GSA Contract Rate:

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SES ECQs are reusable for many applications with minimal adjustments, making your investment extremely worthwhile.

To address the 5 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must write about 2 leadership accomplishments (one page each) for each of the 5 ECQs, resulting in 10 pages total of ECQ writing.

We will assist you in selecting accomplishments to match each ECQ and in drafting your narratives in the required OPM format. (More about our process below.)

The 5 Executive Core Qualifications:

  • Leading Change – What have you done to lead change?
  • Leading People – How do you lead people?
  • Results Driven – What results have you achieved?
  • Business Acumen – Business examples include: Information Technology, Human Resources and Financial Management
  • Building Coalitions – How have you built coalitions to achieve your mission?

Our Acclaimed Step-by-Step SES ECQ Writing Service

Our experienced senior executive writers will craft the Traditional 10-Page Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) based on your leadership accomplishments within the last 10 years.

The Starting Point: Your Top 10 List of Accomplishments

The entire SES ECQ Writing Service will begin with your Top 10 List of Accomplishments (that you MUST draft) and/or your own first draft of your ECQs if available. These Accomplishments are your most challenging, impressive, and highest leadership accomplishments from the past 10 years.  Starting your Top Ten CCAR accomplishments with the RP CCAR Accomplishment Builder. It is a great way to write your stories! Free and Easy!  Then we can edit and map the stories into the ECQs.

Mapping Your Top 10 into the ECQ

After your Top 10 is written, your SES writer will review your Accomplishments and map them into the 5 ECQs: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions. The SES consultant will give you feedback about how the Top 10 will map into the ECQs and advise you on the gaps and your strengths.

Writing the ECQs in the CCAR Format

After the ECQ mapping is completed, your SES writer will review the ECQ accomplishments for the Challenge-Context-Action-Results story-telling formula, which is a mandatory writing style for the ECQs as required by the Quality Review Board of OPM. Our SES writers are experts in the CCAR format and in getting the most comprehensive examples that will match the ECQs.

Analyzing the ECQ Accomplishments Against the 28 Leadership Competencies

After your SES writer coaches you on writing the CCAR formula for each of your Ten Accomplishments, the narratives will be reviewed against the 28 Leadership Competencies to ensure that the accomplishments match the leadership competencies.

This proven step-by-step process allows for your ECQs to be outstanding, targeted for the job you want, and fitting OPM requirements.

To address the 5 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must write about 2 leadership accomplishments (one page each) for each of the 5 ECQs, resulting in 10 pages total of ECQ writing.

ECQ Writing, Developmental Editing and Coaching Service Fees: $225 per hour

Quotes are given based on the content that you provide.
Please complete our SES Questionnaire to get a $199 consult
for writing, editing or consulting on your SES application.
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