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Who may apply: U.S. Citizens

This announcement will fill positions with an entry grade of GS-7 or GS-9 with a target grade of GS-12. The minimum salary for GS-7 is $51,115, the maximum is $66,450. The minimum salary for GS-9 is $62,522, the maximum is $81,278.


  • The major duties described below reflect the full performance level of this position:
  • Serves as a senior staff auditor to conduct audits of significant scope and mission impact on large or highly complex audits. Audits are to assess compliance, efficiency and effectiveness of programs where considerable variability exists.
  • Plans audits covering broadly related and highly complex functions throughout DFAS. Develops and writes segments of the audit plan for highly complex DFAS-wide or corporate audits.
  • Briefs management at entrance conferences to explain audit objectives, procedures, and scope, and obtains management’s input. Independently conducts audit survey to determine areas for detailed examination.
  • Independently evaluates management processes and presents facts, conclusions, and recommendations clearly, and logically. Summarizes audit results and addresses management issues surfaced in the audit. Provides recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Prepares complex audit reports which present findings and cite applicable regulations. Identifies causative situations and recommends corrective action for problems of significant complexity where differing opinions may be strong.
  • Prepares correspondence requesting additional data or related access to information from audited agencies to resolve disputes. Prepares a notification to management on behalf of the team lead where no significant audit findings were identified.
  • Duties will be developmental in nature while performing below the full performance level of GS-12.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification



This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period.

Applicants MUST have related financial experience AND/OR a related financial degree (examples include: Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial Science, or related), in addition to meeting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification requirements. Substitution of combination of education and experience must still, in conjunction, minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement.

Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe this in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.

This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the basic requirements described below:

(1) Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. OR

(2) Candidates may also qualify through a combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 hours of business law, OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

You MUST send proof of education or of certification to be considered for this position. Click here for more information on who must submit documentation at the time of application and what documentation is acceptable: Transcripts and Certifications. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-5 for a GS-7 level and GS-7 for a GS-9) in the Federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • To be hired at the GS-7 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have:
    • One (1) year of experience applying knowledge of accounting or auditing laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices to analyze and evaluate reports or other documents from financial systems; gathering financial data from various sources related to a specific financial issue; and researching financial policies and laws to identify common financial issues. OR
    • One full year of graduate level education or a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement which can be met by:
      1. Grade point average of a 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale OR
      2. Class standing in the upper third of the graduating class or major subdivision OR
      3. Membership in a national scholastic honor society may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.
  • To be hired at the GS-9 entry grade level, applicants must minimally have:
    • One (1) year of experience applying professional accounting knowledge and auditing laws, regulations, policies and procedures to resolve basic problems relating to auditing and compliance review work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include analyzing financial and statistical data; providing professional accounting advice to managers; analyzing and reconciling accounts and transactions; formulating routine financial reports and implementing fiscal year-end closing procedures; evaluating audit programs and making recommendations. OR
    • Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

This position is developmental and selections may be made at the GS-7 or GS-9 entry grade levels. Once eligibility and qualification requirements are met, selectees will be eligible for promotion at management discretion to the GS-9, GS-11, and GS-12 grade level without further competition.

You may qualify for consideration if meeting time-in grade, specialized experience, education requirement, 90 days after competitive appointment requirement, and all other qualification requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.

This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required timeframe may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service. Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at

The Security Designation will vary and dependent upon position and may require a secret clearance or higher. Employment in this position requires a background investigation which may delay starting date. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed/undisclosed background issues, the employment offer may be withdrawn. Individuals selected are required to obtain/maintain a favorable security determination to occupy a sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain eligibility to occupy a sensitive position may result in termination. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements.



Education requirements are listed in the Qualifications section above.


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