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AccountingHopeful  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:55:16 PM(UTC)
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Hi all,

I interviewed for a DCAA Auditor role last week and heard back today that my results were favorable - however, I was notified that no vacancies existed for my three location preferences and was provided with a list of locations that did have vacancies. There is one location in my state that has openings and I let them know that, but it's still not ideal. So my question is - how is the location transfer process/likelihood in the DCAA? I've heard after two years you certainly can, but that's still two years a few hours away from where I've built my life. I've been working tirelessly towards getting a federal offer and now that I'm on the cusp I really want to take advantage of it, but it's tough to uproot myself. My other alternative seems to be wait and see if any vacancies in my preferred locations come up by the end of FY19.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:46:39 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: AccountingHopeful Go to Quoted Post
Hi all,

I interviewed for a DCAA Auditor role last week and heard back today that my results were favorable - however, I was notified that no vacancies existed for my three location preferences and was provided with a list of locations that did have vacancies. There is one location in my state that has openings and I let them know that, but it's still not ideal. So my question is - how is the location transfer process/likelihood in the DCAA? I've heard after two years you certainly can, but that's still two years a few hours away from where I've built my life. I've been working tirelessly towards getting a federal offer and now that I'm on the cusp I really want to take advantage of it, but it's tough to uproot myself. My other alternative seems to be wait and see if any vacancies in my preferred locations come up by the end of FY19.


I had interviewed twice with two different DCAA announcements in 2018 and wasn't selected. I got a notice about two weeks ago (probably similar to yours) and given locations to select if still interested. I am now undergoing the background screening phase.

I would say take what location you can even though its not ideal. It's easier to get into the Fed government when there are mass hiring opportunities. However, that only happens every 5-10 years depending on the Dept/agency.

Goodluck.

10years2retire  
#3 Posted : Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:56:30 AM(UTC)
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I'm sorry to say that you will have to move to get a low paying govt job with out any promise of being able to move to the place where your living now. Consider it getting out in the world while you're young, cause later in life it will be twice as hard to move. In my opinion you should sell the expensive stuff, donate the rest to goodwill/charity, so you don't have to waste your time moving crap (and hurt your back in the process) that you don't use daily.

Keep in mind if you last 20 years with out committing a crime or losing your security clearance you will get some sort of thank you payment if you live long enough to get to retirement age of 57 to 62 depending on how many years of govt service you got.

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