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Applicant Testing

All DCAA audit job candidates must complete and pass an online USA Hire assessment to be considered for an open job.

The score you earn is good for a year. If you do not achieve DCAA's passing score on the assessment, you must wait a full year before you can retake it and be considered for any other positions as a DCAA auditor.

Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an email with a link to this USA Hire assessment. If you don’t receive this email, check your spam folder or junk mail. If you need further assistance, reach out to the contact person listed on the Job Opportunity Announcement, or submit a Help Desk ticket for technical issues.

Assessment Topics and Preparation

It’s recommended that you set aside two to three hours to complete the assessment. It’s also best to complete it in one sitting. The assessment covers the following skill and attribute areas:

Arithmetic Reading
Judgement Flexibility
Attention to Detail Integrity/honesty
Customer service Self-management
Reasoning Interpersonal skills
Decision Making Teamwork


Candidates who pass with DCAA’s qualifying score will be able to continue the application process.

Want to practice before you take the assessment?

Visit USA Hire for a sample of the types of questions you’ll encounter on the assessment.

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