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All candidates applying for an auditor position at DCAA must pass the USA Hire assessment in order to be eligible. This is an important step in your application process, and may seem daunting - but understanding and preparing for the assessment will help you make the grade.
Check out these 4 tips to help you ace the test:
1. Keep an eye out for the email
Within 24 hours of applying for an open position on USAJOBS, you’ll receive an email with a link to the assessment. You have 48 hours from when you receive the email to complete the assessment. Don’t forget to check your spam folder!
If you need further assistance, reach out to the contact person listed on the Job Opportunity Announcement, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for technical issues.
2. Take it seriously
This is a required part of your application, so make sure to give it the attention you need to do well. Your score also stays with you for a year—if you don’t achieve DCAA’s passing score, you cannot be considered for any auditing positions until you retake the test.
3. Take it in one sitting
The average time it takes for candidates to complete the assessment is 2-3 hours. We recommend that you set aside the time to take it in one sitting so you can properly focus.
4. Prepare and practice
But what is on the test? It will cover topics such as arithmetic, reasoning, decision making, integrity, and interpersonal skills. USA Hire has some sample questions to show the types of topics you may encounter in the assessment.
DCAA searches for top candidates to join our auditing team, so we want to ensure you understand this important application step. Learn more about it on our Applicant Testing page.