Washington D.C.
May 15, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

About the Agency

Are you looking for an inclusive and employee-friendly work environment, challenging assignments, specialized training and generous benefits? At DCAA you'll find all this in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement. DCAA is ranked in the top third of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government." Join the elite cadre of auditors who have made DCAA their employer of choice. You will be providing a unique service to your country and making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere!

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) uses Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and appoint qualified individuals directly into shortage category or critical need acquisition positions.

DCAA will have an Expedited Hiring event for critical Auditor positions within the Washington, DC Metro area on June 7th, 2017 from 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, Virginia, 22150. Apply online by May 31, 2017. Bring in an application package (e.g. resume, college transcripts, to the event to be considered fo an on-site interview. To pre-register, send e-mail to

This Job Opportunity Announcement is using an additional online assessments to evaluate applicants. Please review the HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED, HOW TO APPLY and WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT sections below for instructions.

All new employees are required to attend a two week orientation in Atlanta, GA beginning their first day of DCAA employment.

Multiple selections will be made from this job announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and a duty location listed in this job announcement.

The salaries listed above are the base salary and locality pay for the Washington, DC and Seattle, WA. area. pay schedule at the GS-07, step 01 and the GS-09, step 10 levels. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule varies by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at

Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.

  • 25% or Greater
  • Some travel is required. See "Other Information" section for more on travel

  • No

  • Must be a U.S Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program
  • All qualification and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by June 30, 2017

    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: Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester 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 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 next lower grade or equivalent level.

    For the GS-07, Specialized experience is working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing relatively simple audit steps and tasks such as examining routine financial documents, preparing simple summaries and schedules, and organizing work paper files.

    For the GS-09, Specialized experience is working as a trainee auditor performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as verifying accounts; preparing working papers, schedules, summaries and reconciliations; comparing of supporting documents to records, ledgers, reports, etc.; conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies; and preparing draft audit reports using auditing standards, procedures, and technology. .

    Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

    For the GS-07: One full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline, or superior academic achievement (SAA), may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

    For the GS-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

    To be creditible, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.

    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.

    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.
    Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U.S. Citizen
    Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level AND you will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.

    Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be placed in a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.

    Travel: Some travel is required including overnight travel for all auditors. If selected for a mobile auditor position, you may be required to travel extensively (50% - 75%) between contractor locations. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.


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