Auditor (Technical Program Specialist -RSC)

Reston, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as a technical specialist in a Branch Office responsible for the technical management of and/or performance of audits within a specific critical audit program area or combination of areas.
  • Assists in identifying project assignments during the annual requirements planning process, or, as circumstances dictate, may receive additional high visibility or sensitive projects during the course of the year.
  • Develops audit requirements for assigned critical audit area(s) consistent with Agency/regional and FAO goals.
  • Keeps abreast of all new developments in assigned program area(s) through interface with CAC networks, regional and Headquarters program managers, and other technical specialists.
  • Coordinates and/or performs the specific audits. Incumbent conducts all of their part of the audit while keeping abreast of progress by other team members.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program.
  • Security Clearance: Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs


All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions,

Basic Requirements:
accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
Combination of education and experience:
4 years of accounting experience or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.

Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS 12 or equivalent level. Specialized experience must be documented in your resume. Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Serving as lead or senior auditor on an audit team AND
  • Independently performing a variety of difficult complex audit assignments AND
  • Identifying and preparing comprehensive risk assessments AND
  • Developing/modifying audit programs and plans, aligning audit steps with risk assessment AND
  • Meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose, obtain necessary information and discuss audit findings AND
  • Detailed testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, management policies and practices, to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations AND
  • Preparing audit work papers, which are organized/indexed/referenced, and adequate substantiating documents AND
  • Making initial audit determinations which identify deficiencies or noncompliance AND
  • Preparing reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

Additional information

DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD FM Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.

Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement may require you to be reassigned every five to seven years.

Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level and eligibility to obtain Special Access Programs. You will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.

Drug Testing: This is a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to this position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment

Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.

Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 90 or above will be considered well qualified. For more information, go to:

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .