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Career News | March 11, 2021

When Should Graduating Students Start Applying to DCAA?

By DCAA Staff Writer

Graduation is fast approaching, but many people are uncertain about the right time to start applying for open positions. Depending on the position you’re looking at, check out these DCAA hiring initiatives and approximate timelines throughout the year to make sure you’re prepared.

Full-time Positions

If you want to apply for a full-time position, DCAA typically first posts Job Opportunity Announcements (JOAs) to USAJOBS in early October. These JOAs encompass open positions across the country and detail their qualification requirements.

The positions can include, but are not limited to, openings in DCAA’s auditing, legal, IT, and HR departments. DCAA’s hiring cycle continues throughout the year, with additional JOAs being posted in March and June.

Tip: Set alerts on USAJOBS that notify you when an open DCAA position is posted!

Internship Positions

DCAA usually lists open internship positions on USAJOBS in early October. A second wave of internship opportunities are posted in late January. Internships are a great opportunity for those looking to gain experience during post-secondary school before applying to full-time positions. DCAA internships through the Pathways Internship Program are not just for the summer. You’ll work closely with DCAA employees to make significant contributions throughout the program.

Recruitment Events Throughout the Year

There are numerous opportunities to speak with DCAA recruiters throughout the year. DCAA attends a multitude of career fairs, partnering with colleges and associations across the country. View the full list of DCAA’s upcoming recruitment events on our website. We also host several dedicated hiring events for specific geographic areas each year. If qualified and complete a satisfactory interview, applicants can be offered a position on the spot.

Please note, all potential auditors are required to take the USA Hire assessment test. See our blog “4 Tips to Pass the USA Hire Assessment” to learn more about how you can best prepare. This is a crucial step in the application process as potential auditors cannot be considered without passing this assessment.

Visit our website for more information about the application process, application testing, and tips on best application practices.