Washington D.C.
Oct 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Are you looking for an inclusive and employee-friendly work environment, challenging assignments, specialized training and generous benefits? At the Defense Contract Audit Agency (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!

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Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • 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.

    Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U.S. Citizen. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements.

    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 includes: 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 includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.

    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:

    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 creditable, 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.

    You may apply to this vacancy if you are scheduled to graduate prior to June 30, 2018. Your transcript or an official letter from the registrar's office must include the date your degree is scheduled to be conferred. Applications without this documentation will not be considered. *NOTE: Your official transcript or an official letter from the registrar's office indicating your graduation MUST be provided prior to your entrance on duty.

    • 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.
    • All new employees are required to attend a two week orientation in Atlanta, GA beginning their first day of DCAA employment.
    • Grades: This vacancy is announced at two grade levels and may be filled at either level. You must specify the grade(s) at which you wish to be considered. Otherwise, you will be considered only at the highest grade for which you qualify.
    • Additional Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.
    • Travel: Some travel is required. Travel is typically local; however, some overnight travel may be required. Mobile auditor positions may require extensive travel (50% - 75%) between contractor locations. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.
    • Financial Management Certification: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (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 be exempt from Selective Service (see
    • 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 85 or above (excluding veterans' preference) will be considered well qualified. For more information, go to :
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.
    • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The assessments for this job will measure: Accountability, Arithmetic, Attention to Detail, Decision Making, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning, Self-Management and Teamwork.

    Your results on these assessments will place you in one of three categories:

    1. Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in the job related competencies based on the answers to the assessments
    2. Highly Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency in some of the job-related competencies based on the answers to the assessments.
    3. Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualifications.
    Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
    You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:


    Conditions of Employment: The positions filled from this announcement may be located at a contractor location or involve work involving Defense Contractors. Due to this, there are conditions of employment which preclude any affiliation with the Contractor to which you may be assigned. If selected for this position, you must comply with the independence standards contained in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) in all matters related to the assigned audit work at the contractor named in your tentative offer letter. You can review the GAGAS Independence standards in Chapter 3 of the standards at

    In addition, you must be free of any financial conflict with the contractor to which you may be assigned. You must take action to divest any conflicts prior to appointment. Selected new hires must sign a written agreement upon appointment, stating that they understand this requirement. Failure to do so will result as the basis for termination during the initial probationary period. For further guidance on Federal Government Ethics and Conflicts of Interest please see the following links: and

    Reemployed Annuitant: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:

    Mobility Agreement: Change in assignments of auditors in grades GS-5 through GS-12 positions are an inherent part of career development and training. Auditors may be rotated within commuting areas where sufficiently diverse work assignments are available. Further, a management directed change in location within the Washington D.C. Metro area can be required at any time if there is a need to accomplish a bona fide mission objective that is specified in writing. In addition, all DCAA Auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement will only take effect if you are promoted to an Auditor, GS-13, and may then require you to be reassigned every five to seven years.

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