DCAA Career Blog

Avoid these five mistakes when applying to DCAA.
5 Mistakes to Avoid Throughout the DCAA Application Process
By DCAA Staff Writer | Oct. 12, 2021
You can be smart about researching an organization and do a great job of matching your qualifications to the Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA)—but still make fundamental mistakes in “soft skills” somewhere else along the process that don’t put you in the best light. Here are five examples of mistakes to avoid when applying to DCAA

DCAA has locations all across the country and overseas.
The Many Locations for DCAA Positions
By DCAA Staff Writer | Oct. 4, 2021
The opportunity to work across the United States and potentially overseas is among the many benefits

DCAA auditors need these five skills to be successful.
Five Skills DCAA Auditors Need to Have
By DCAA Staff Writer | Sept. 21, 2021
While it goes without saying that auditors need strong financial literacy, there are a myriad of other skills that help make a DCAA auditor successful. Here are few of skills that all DCAA auditors need to have.

Here are smart questions to ask during your interview
Smart Questions for Your DCAA Interview
By DCAA Staff Writer | Aug. 16, 2021
Leave your interview panel impressed by asking these questions throughout your interview.

Follow these tips to help you pass your DCAA phone or virtual interview.
8 Tips for Virtual or Phone Interviews
By DCAA Staff Writer | Aug. 16, 2021
Follow these 8 tips to help you feel confident during a virtual or phone interview portion of the DCAA hiring process.

Next time you look for a new job, remember these five great benefits of a federal career.
Why Federal? 5 Benefits of a Government Career
By DCAA Staff Writer | Aug. 3, 2021
Every day, members of the federal workforce do important work that helps our nation move

Review these suggestions if you do not receive a job offer from DCAA.
What to Do for Different Outcomes of Your Application
By DCAA Staff Writer | July 15, 2021
The DCAA application process through USAJOBS can seem overwhelming if you’re new to federal hiring,

Here are five tips to help you have a successful interview.
5 Tips to Impress in the Interview
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 21, 2021
You’ve passed the USAJOBS Hire Assessment, applied for the job, and have been asked to interview

Read DCAA's open Job Opportunity Announcement to learn more about job requirements.
How Do I Understand DCAA Open Positions on USAJOBS?
By DCAA Staff Writer | May 20, 2021
So you’ve found the open positions DCAA has on USAJOBS - that’s great! Read on to make sure you

Learn about teamwork within the DCAA internship program.
Team Dynamics in the Internship Program
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 29, 2021
DCAA prides itself on creating a culture that supports growth and learning, especially for new

Learn the top five things our interns have learned while at DCAA.
5 Lessons Learned from DCAA Interns
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 26, 2021
The DCAA internship program is one of the two federal Pathways Programs in which current students

Secure your financial future with federal benefits.
The Benefit of Benefits: Securing Your Financial Future
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 13, 2021
While some prospective employees focus on salary, there are many other job benefits that also

As Gen Z enters the workplace, it's important to acknowledge how their needs and learning differentiate from generations before them.
5 Things Gen Z Values in the Workplace
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 22, 2021
Born at the turn of the millennium, Generation Z is recognized as one of the most demographically

Learn more about when to apply to DCAA before graduating from college.
When Should Graduating Students Start Applying to DCAA?
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 11, 2021
Graduation is fast approaching, but many people are uncertain about the right time to start applying

An array of generous federal benefits and programs are available to help you balance work and personal responsibilities, including:
Achieving a Work-Life Balance at DCAA
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 22, 2021
Work-life balance is not just a phrase we say at DCAA, but a principle we practice. But what does

DCAA interns talk about the ways they balance work and school responsibilities throughout their internships.
How do DCAA Interns Manage School and Work?
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 18, 2021
DCAA participates in a federal Pathways Program, which is a paid program that introduces current

DCAA audits help determine whether contract costs are reasonable and comply with contract terms.
Understanding DCAA Audits
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
There is no other agency that does the work DCAA does for the Department of Defense (DoD). Perhaps

An incurred cost audit helps assess the accuracy of a contractor’s annual costs.
Common DCAA Audits: Incurred Cost
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
Let’s break down one of the most common types of audits completed: An incurred cost

Forward pricing audits are used to ensure costs in a contractor’s proposal are fair, reasonable, and comply with all federal regulations.
Common DCAA Audits: Forward Pricing
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 8, 2021
Forward Pricing audits are another common audit DCAA employees complete. Read on to get an overview

DCAA has two programs to pair mentees with mentors who can help with their career growth, mentoring and coaching.
Why Mentors are Great for Your Career
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 25, 2021
DCAA knows that mentorships offer an invaluable opportunity for members of the workforce to gain