Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What if I don't have email?
A: There are several Internet Service Providers that offer free email accounts. Hotmail
(http://www.hotmail.com) and Yahoo
(http://mail.yahoo.com) are just two of these providers.
Through them or other companies, you can obtain a free email address that you can use with
Q: Will the system work with all browser types?
A: USAJOBS supports Netscape and Internet Explorer Versions 5.x and above on Windows, as
well as Safari 1.0 and above on the Mac.
Q: Can I use USAJOBS from my office computer?
A: Whether or not you can use your office computer to apply for positions depends on your
|You work for the NSF
||Yes. You can use your NSF computer to apply for positions (within reason).
||NSF policy permits employees to use their Federal computers and email to apply for
positions. However, please remember that you may use government property/ resources to
apply for positions only during lunch and before and after work.
|You work for any other Federal agency or you work for a company in private industry
||Contact your employer's personnel office for information on whether or not this is
Q: I am not a citizen of the United States. Am I eligible to
apply for positions at NSF?
A: With the exception of Science Assistants, NSF positions usually require U.S. citizenship.
The vacancy announcement will specify if citizenship is required. For more information on
citizenship requirements in Federal employment, click on:
Federal Employment Information Fact Sheets: Employment Of Non Citizens.
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