DCAA Career Blog

Follow these 10 tips for what not to do in an interview at DCAA.
How 10 Tips on What Not to do During an Interview
By DCAA Staff Writer | Sept. 12, 2023
Congratulations, you were invited to interview for a DCAA position. Now is the time to prepare so you can ace the interview. We polled our supervisors and human resource staff to create this list of 10 most common mistakes they have seen candidates make in preparing for or during an interview.

Be ready to introduce yourself at events with a quick elevator speech.
Why You Need an Elevator Speech
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 13, 2023
Have you ever been a situation where someone asks you, “tell us a little about yourself?” You can easily answer this question with your elevator speech.

Understanding DCAA qualifications is easy as 1, 2, 3
Understanding the Qualifications for a DCAA Position
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 6, 2023
You found a DCAA position listed on USAJOBS and are ready to apply.  But, how do you know if you are

Check out DCAA's FY22 numbers.
FY22 By the Numbers
By | Feb. 2, 2023
As we look back on 2022, DCAA is extremely proud of the efforts of our employees and their continued dedication to our mission of supporting the warfighter and protecting the taxpayer. In a year that was challenging in many ways, below are just a few of the Agency’s reasons to celebrate.

Here are some tips to help increase your promotion potential
Tips For Increasing Your Promotion Potential
By DCAA Staff Writer | Jan. 23, 2023
Have you been applying for promotions and not getting selected despite the fact that you think

Follow these six tips to help you alleviate the stress of teleworking as a new employee.
Confidential Assistance When You Need It – The Employee Assistance Program
By DCAA Staff Writer | Aug. 15, 2022
No matter what stage of life you are in, there are times when you could use a little bit of help to achieve your goals. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) brings a variety of personal services under one roof. EAP services are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 to all employees and their family members.

Here are a few tips to help you pass your probationary period with flying colors.
Tips to Successfully Complete Your Probationary Period
By DCAA Staff Writer | July 20, 2022
Congratulations, you just landed a position with DCAA! A majority of new employees must serve a one year probationary period. Here are some tips to successfully complete probation and become a career status employee.

Learn more about the federal probationary period and how it applies to your new job.
Understanding the One Year Probationary Period
By DCAA Staff Writer | July 18, 2022
Don’t let the term “probation” scare you. Yes, most new DCAA employees are required to successfully complete a probationary period, but it’s not like criminal probation where you must report to a probation officer. And the majority of probationers successfully complete probation. Here are some common questions employees have about probation.

Learn how DCAA interns can transition to full time employees.
How DCAA Pathways Interns Can Convert to a Permanent Position
By DCAA Staff Writer | June 27, 2022
DCAA internships offer current students the opportunity to work for the Federal government while completing their education. These internships provide a path to a career at DCAA and allow qualified individuals the opportunity to gain valuable training and career development experience.

Critical thinking is an important skill for every auditor to have.
Why Critical Thinking is Essential to Auditing
By DCAA Staff Writer | April 12, 2022
The concept of critical thinking traces back to Socrates, who used probing questions to reveal

Hear from DCAA employees who transitioned to the agency from other career fields.
Transitioning to DCAA From Other Careers
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 15, 2022
It’s rare to know exactly what you want out of your career when you’re first entering the workplace, and desired experiences may change throughout different stages of life. Often, people make a few transitions in their careers, learning various skills and exploring various industries. Learn about some of the unique journeys DCAA employees took that led them to the Agency.

Teamwork is essential to achieving DCAA's mission.
Teaming for DCAA Success
By DCAA Staff Writer | March 7, 2022
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) defines “teams” as having at least two people “who coordinate their activities to accomplish a common goal.” DCAA knows that successfully managed teams are key for meeting goals that advance our mission and help create the best workplace for all employees.

DCAA is hiring auditors
DCAA is Hiring Auditors
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 28, 2022
DCAA is always accepting applications for entry-level auditors and with 228 DCAA office locations in 41 states, you are sure to find somewhere to call home.

DCAA Interns often want to become full time employees once their internship is over.
Why DCAA Interns Want to Become Full-time Employees
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 23, 2022
DCAA interns are an integral part of our Agency and contribute valuable mission-driven work every

DCAA internships are not like other internships. Learn what makes our internships unique.
What Makes a DCAA Internship Unique?
By DCAA Staff Writer | Feb. 14, 2022
The quality of the intern experience varies dramatically between different organizations. While

A recap of 2021 numbers
FY2021 By the Numbers
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 27, 2021
As we look back on 2021, DCAA is extremely proud of the efforts of our employees and their continued

DCAA employees discuss their proudest career moments
Proudest Moment at DCAA
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 20, 2021
We at DCAA believe that we are a workplace like no other, with a mission like no other. The men and

DCAA employees share what they would tell their past selves
What Seasoned Employees Would Tell Their Former Selves
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 13, 2021
Every job has a learning curve that evens out with years of experience and on-the-job training.

Employees discuss their three favorite things about working at DCAA
3 Favorite Things about Working at DCAA
By DCAA Staff Writer | Dec. 6, 2021
You are certainly forgiven if you hear the phrase, “favorite things” and first think of Julie

One of the values DCAA strives to embody is continuous learning and one way this is done is through the Upward Mobility Program.
Reaching High with the Upward Mobility Program
By DCAA Staff Writer | Nov. 29, 2021
One of the values DCAA strives to embody is continuous learning, which is seen through several