Junior Auditor
Department of Defense - Washington, DC

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As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 12,000 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.

We are committed to:
Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.

Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.

Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.

Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.

Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.

Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.

Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.

Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.


  • U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation

  • The incumbent will serve as an Auditor in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and will be responsible for participating and assisting senior auditors in conducting financial, performance, or contract audits throughout the Agency to assess the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of DIA programs, functions, systems or operations. As such, the incumbent working with senior staff will perform audit work; perform audit oversight work; coordinate work with Agency management during the course of the audits; develop and document audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations; draft segments of audit reports for submission to the team lead. Assigned duties will be selected to broaden skills and provide practical experience for progressively more complex assignments.

  • The incumbent will serve as an auditor in the Financial Statement Audit Branch, the Financial Management Audit Branch or the Acquisition and Contracts Audit Branch.
  • The full performance level of this position is GG-13; however, this position is being advertised at grade levels 7 and 9. Selected applicants will complete appropriate formal training courses, receive tailored instruction, guidance, on-the-job training, and supervision designed to develop the employee toward reaching the competencies necessary for successful career progression to the full performance level of the position. All candidates selected will automatically be enrolled into the Occupational Advancement Program (OAP). OAP participants are eligible for promotion to the next grade up to the full performance of the position on an annual basis.
  • Participates in developing and gathering Agency data that will be relevant to the audit process. Analyzes and assimilates data obtained during the audit process and evaluates the significance of that data. Working with senior auditors, develops approach for resolving problems by applying appropriate precedents, which may require interpretation and modification for application to a specific issue. Assists senior auditors in identifying objectives which are being met on a timely basis, as well as problem areas where managerial attention may be required.
  • Using excellent written and verbal communication skills, develops and documents audit findings in work papers in accordance with government auditing standards. Concludes on audit segments with recommendations designed to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of Agency operations. Drafts segments of audit reports for senior auditor and team lead review.
  • With guidance, oversees, reviews or reperforms Independent Public Accountant (contractor) work, if applicable.
  • Participates in interviews and conferences with organization and program officials throughout the audit. Notifies senior auditors and staff of cases involving alleged fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance or misfeasance, collusion or violations of law to the appropriate officials upon discovery.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Note: If you are not selected for this opportunity, your application may be entered into the Agency’s Talent Pool for a limited period of time at DIA’s discretion. Talent Pool candidates will be considered for current or future positions that are open to external candidates (individuals who are not current DIA civilian employees) and for which the Talent Pool candidate is minimally qualified . Inclusion in the Talent Pool does not guarantee referral or selection for this or any other position at DIA.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.

Positions within this agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren Scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Education Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP: //ww.nsepnet.org)

Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative 202-231-8000 no later than 11 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.


1. Analyzes data to draw actionable conclusions.
2. Seeks information, guidelines, and policy applicable to subject.
3. Communicates routine or basic information in a clear, accurate manner in an individual or group setting
4. With guidance, recognizes obvious and well-defined issues or problems


1. Ability to apply audit techniques in collecting and analyzing data.
2. Knowledge of federal auditing standards, concepts, and practices.


1. Knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting. The 24 semester/36 quarter hours may include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing". Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor".)


B. Combination of education and experience-at least four (4) years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include ONE of the following:

  • Twenty-four semester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour/36-quarter-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
You will prepare and submit your application using our on-line application at www.dia.mil. Only applications received through that web-site will be considered.

Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Employment" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.


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