Job Overview


Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference?  Interested in working in a dynamic, small-agency environment? At NSF, every member of the team contributes to success!  That's just one of the reasons why NSF, conveniently located in the heart of Ballston, is one of the best places to work in the federal government.  Due to its relatively small number of employees, NSF has a unique feeling of collegiality.  It is not uncommon to hear colleagues discuss a wide variety of subjects from our newest work-life initiatives to the latest scientific, engineering, and education developments.

At NSF, you will use your administrative support expertise in an exciting, challenging, and team-oriented environment.  You will have the opportunity to use your current skills to help make NSF's vision of the future become reality.  NSF also offers a variety of formal and informal learning and development opportunities that you can use to build new skills and advance your career.  If you're seeking variety and challenge in a collegial atmosphere look no further than NSF! More about NSF.

This announcement is for Program Specialist positions throughout the agency.  You must apply on-line and answer all questions.  Refer to the "How Do I Apply" section for instructions and details


As a program Specialist, you will play a key role in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify business process problems with a focus on supporting program and division budget activities.  Specifically, you will:  Perform a variety of duties associated with proposal processing including redacting panel reviews/summaries (non-scientific), identifying conflicts of interest (COI), and responding to correspondence and telephone calls regarding proposal policies and systems.  Gather data for analysis and information sharing; and conduct moderately complex qualitative analyses.  Troubleshoot systems and provide system support for basic proposal processing systems and applications.  Provide budget support to include creating and monitoring the budget spreadsheets and conducting financial analysis.