Apply to the Presidential Innovation Fellows program

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Are you a high-performing data scientist, designer, engineer, executive, innovator, product manager or technology strategist, and a collaborative relationship builder with a record of delivering measurable results in complex environments? If so, we may have the perfect career opportunity for you as a Presidential Innovation Fellow!

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is a highly selective tech fellowship that pairs talented mid-to-senior-level entrepreneurs and technologists with top innovators in government leadership, industry and citizens to take on some of our nation's biggest challenges. Since 2012, more than 135 Fellows have worked within more than 35 agencies. Fellows are brought in as technical advisors and digital strategists, delivering solutions to the most complex problems and opportunities that haven't yet been solved (or even recognized).

This requires candidates to be agile, collaborative, innovative, resourceful, and strategic. Ultimately, we're hiring the holistic thinkers, digital trailblazers, and technical leaders, to help define the future of government services and participate in influencing digital policy. Fellows work on building agency innovation capabilities, tackling hard problems, shaping smarter policy, and/or delivering on technology. We’re building products at scale, to serve all Americans–this means we're seeking to bring on diverse and talented individuals to design and build the most inclusive public services.

Project Description

Each project varies in nature and expertise depending on the agency, but include the following to set fellows up for success:

- Projects are selected from agency priorities

- Fellows are strategically placed at high levels of leadership to ensure autonomy, executive sponsorship, and ownership

- Fellows have opportunity to shape, define and lead initiatives

Fellows are paid at a GS-15 level, Step 1 to 10 as they serve a 1-2 year term in Washington, D.C. Additionally, over 50% of Fellows have decided to stay in government after the program and have gone on to stand up new digital teams or to serve as chief technology officers, chief information officers, chief data officers, and chief marketing officers at agencies.

We are accepting applications for the Summer 2019 cohort now. Apply by April 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED HEREInterviews will take place on a rolling basis with fellows starting mid-summer 2019.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $134,789.00 to $164,200.00 /year