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Arlington, VA
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The National Science Foundation keeps the US on the cutting edge of discovery. This government agency funds science and engineering research and education programs. Each year the NSF awards grants to more that 2000 colleges, universities, school systems, science organizations ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Science Analyst in Arlington, VA
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    I have been working at NSF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules/teleworking, public trust, great learning environment, good networking opportunities, experts in science/engineering fields

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for upward movement in certain positions

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase efforts regarding diversity and professional development

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NSF Interviews

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    Program Assistant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at NSF in December 2016.

    Interview

    thorough interview, briefing on background, must have knowledge of agency and responsibilities, should have experience in the science setting and knowledge of current events, need to be familiar with grant process, must know duties of department that you're applying to enter

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NSF Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the East, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • Top 20 Government Employers - Readers' Choice, Equal Opportunity Publications, 2012

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