Job Description

Job Summary

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 is an Internship position in the Pathways Program. This is an Excepted Service appointment. The Pathways Internship Program offers candidates the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training and experience related to the Auditing career field. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.

Reemployed Annuitant:  This vacancy does not meet the criteria identified in DoDI 1400.25 VOLUME 300, Section 3 for the appointment of annuitants. 

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-05, step 01 and the GS-07, 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


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.



  • Gathers background information for assigned audit areas to include missions and functions, resources and applicable laws, regulations, guidance and studies
  • Assists in identifying and testing internal controls and performing other applicable audit tests to aid the audit team with applicable contract audit functions and develops conclusions regarding data collected and analyzed
  • Assists audit team with the compilation, arrangement and evaluation of data and preparation of audit working papers and summaries detailing the results of the work for audit steps
  • Assists in maintaining appropriate audit administrative files, time control information and data needed to track pertinent information to assist the audit team
  • Examines and reviews accounting documents such as payroll and vouchers to identify and verify costs and determines propriety and validity appropriate.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • See the Other Information section for more information on Travel requirements.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

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.



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.

Other Information

This is an Excepted Service appointment. Pathways interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

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.

Travel: Some travel is required including overnight travel.

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 1 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:

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

Initial Probationary Period: The entire period served under the Pathways Program is the initial trial period.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.   See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3.  Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position.  Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy 1905201. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to establish a USAJOBS account and submit your application package online so that you can receive status updates. If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section.   The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.   This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.
When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question.  Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of accounting and generally accepted auditing principles, concepts, and procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to gather, consolidate, and analyze information into reports and work documents.
  • Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify issues and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use word processing spreadsheet and database software.

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

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.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on closing date of this announcement.

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Résumé
2. Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
a. College Transcripts- Transcript must support at least half time enrollment and cumulative GPA of 2.5 our of 4.0 scale, verification of conferred degree(if applicable)
b. 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. Click here for a copy of 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.

WARNING:  Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST,  or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information.  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.   HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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