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    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 Rest of U.S. 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

    You are limited to selecting three geographic locations for this announcement.  However, if an insufficient number of well-qualified applicants are available for any DCAA location on this job announcement, you may be contacted for interest in additional locations.

    Some locations have multiple offices located within the commuting area.  Selecting one of these locations will result in consideration at all of the locations within the commuting area. Please see "Other Information" for a description of co-located positions. 

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    The duties described reflect the full performance level: 

    ·         As a part of team, plans, performs and reports contract audit assignments in connection with procurement and contracting activities between the Federal Government and the contractor.

    ·         Reviews standard audit programs, audit steps, previous work papers, reports, other guidance materials, and drafts routine and pro forma audit reports or segments of reports covering audit steps performed, including findings and conclusions, in accordance with previous reports and agency procedures.

    ·         Maintains audit working papers including preparation of schedules, summaries, and reconciliations as instructed or appropriate.

    ·         Performs assigned audit steps such as tests and examinations of contractor's direct labor and material costs. Check reports, records, ledgers, and other documents against invoices, receipts, payroll slips, and other source documents. Verifies appropriateness of charges for materials and labor and determines that transactions have been properly recorded.

    ·         Actively and positively participates with other team members, providing updates on the status of audit assignments, sharing information, and identifying requisite revisions to the program and/or annual team goals. Maintains professional manner and working relationships with team members, associates, contractor and other government personnel.

    ·         Prepares working papers and analyzes contractor data using automation tools.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - See the Other Information section for more information on Travel Requirements

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    Conditions Of Employment

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


    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).  You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level.  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.


    You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

    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

    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.


    You may apply to this vacancy if you are scheduled to graduate prior to June 30, 2017.  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.


    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.

    Additional information

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

    A recruitment bonus may be offered at limited locations where there is difficulty in filling positions.

    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.

    Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years.

    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.

    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.

    Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement.

    Veterans Preference: For more information on veterans' preference go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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

    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 : http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

    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.

    Reemployed annuitant:  Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay.  For more information, go to:  http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

    Co-Located Positions:  Applicants applying for the Washington DC Metro Area will be considered for the following locations in the commuting area:  Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Falls Church, VA, McLean, VA.

    Applicants applying for the following metropolitan areas will be considered for positions within a 35 mile radius: Dallas, TX; Baltimore, MD; Bethesda, MD; Brigham City, UT; Chicago, IL; El Segundo, CA; Hampton, VA; Lexington, MA; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Seattle, WA; St Louis, MO; York, PA.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.
    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
    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.
    Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualifications.

    Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Résumé
    2. Assessment Questionnaire

    3. Other supporting documents:

    a. College Transcripts - If you are using education to qualify for this position, unless you are a current DCAA employee in the 511 series as verified by your most recent SF-50
    b. Certifications - CPA or CIA
    c. Veterans Preference Documentation - DD-214 (member copy 4), Standard Form 15, VA Letter

    10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof as required by the SF-15. 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually member copy 4). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

    d. ICTAP - Agency notice
    e. Military Spouse Preference - Spousal Travel Orders

    f. Other documents identified in this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    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.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    You must complete the initial online questionnaire, the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on Tuesday, January 03, 2017.
    1. Click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to complete the initial online questionnaire and upload your resume/supporting documents. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the Vacancy ID 1864325. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    3. Check the application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, by clicking Application Status and More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume/supporting documents.


    Once your application is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email. When you receive a notification from your USAJOBS account it may indicate that your application is complete after you submit the initial online questionnaire and documentation; however, your application will NOT be complete until you have successfully completed the next step described below.
    1. If you meet minimum qualifications based on your initial online questionnaire, you will receive an email from assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to the Competency Based Assessments. If not, the email may appear in a “Spam” or “Junk” folder. If you have not received this link within 24 hours before the closing date and you meet the minimum qualifications, you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov. If you accidently deleted the invitation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments or otherwise need the information re-sent (e.g., you feel you have not received it due to a SPAM filter), you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov to request the invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send invitations to the USA Hire Competency Assessments must be received by HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov BEFORE the close of the JOA.
    2. Before taking these assessments, you should visit https://usahire.opm.gov/assess/default/sample/Sample.action to determine whether your computer is likely to experience issues during testing. If you require technical assistance, please contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov.
    3. You should plan 3 hours to complete these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. The assessments must be completed within 48 hours after the close of this Job Opportunity Announcement. You may not re-take the assessments for one year. Your results will be kept on record and used for future jobs requiring these assessments.


    If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Assessment, click here for more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/content/pdfs/AssessReasonableAccommodation.pdf. Requests for accommodation must be received before the announcement closing date. Decisions on requests will be made on a case-by-case basis. After notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email and will have at least 48 hours to complete the assessments. If the email invitation is sent prior to the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours of the closing of the Job Opportunity Announcement. If the email invitation is sent after the close or less than 48 hours prior to the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours from the time the email is sent.

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    Defense Contract Audit Agency DEU
    8725 John J Kingman Rd
    Ft Belvoir, VA 22060
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    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!

    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.

    Next steps

    When your application package has been reviewed, you will receive an email advising whether or not you were determined to be best qualified and referred to the hiring manager. Referred candidates may be contacted for an interview. You will be notified when the selection process is complete.

    If you accidentally deleted the invitation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments or otherwise need the information re-sent (e.g., you feel you have not received it due to a SPAM filter), you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov to request the invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send invitations to the USA Hire Competency Assessments must be received by HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov BEFORE the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459639200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.