Steve Nakazawa

Through USAJOBS. I applied in December 2009, received an offer in March 2010, and started on May 10th 2010. Apparently 6 months from application to start date is considered to be quick, especially since I never worked at my office as a contractor. Since I came from the contractor side of the fence I was used to applying, being interviewed, and receiving an offer within 2-3 weeks, so 6 months felt like an eternity!