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Naval Audit Service
Career Opportunities

​The Naval Audit Service, which is the internal audit function for the Department of the Navy (DON), is a forward-thinking organization of civilian employees. Our goal is to use the unique abilities of our auditors to produce the highest quality audit reports possible to assist Navy and Marine Corps managers in efficiently fulfilling their responsibilities.

The Naval Audit Service employs individuals with strong analytical skills in auditing positions at its Washington, DC headquarters, and field sites in Norfolk, VA and San Diego, CA.

Our auditors must demonstrate a high degree of objectivity, analytical ability, independence, creativity, performance, and integrity. Teamwork is important, as is the ability to handle stress.

To qualify for our positions, applicants must have a B.S. or a B.A. in Accounting, or a 4-year degree in a business-related discipline with at least 24 semester hours of accounting (which can include up to 6 semester hours of Business Law).

U.S. citizenship is required. In addition, auditors must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

The Audit Service performs work in a wide variety of areas, including contracting, information technology, manpower, financial management, health, energy, safety, etc. Auditors may also provide assistance with criminal investigations. Because they may be performing audit work in many different subject areas, auditors must be able to quickly learn about new programs and processes. Our auditors research policies, regulations, procedures, and previous audit reports to develop audit objectives and plans. Audits involve reviewing information and systems, practices, and work processes to determine compliance with applicable standards; and preparing audit reports containing recommendations for practical solutions to correct deficiencies reported. Audit teams work closely with uniformed and civilian DON personnel throughout the audit process. Team members can be called on to brief very senior DON officials.

Auditors are required to travel. Opportunities to travel include site visits to Navy and Marine Corps activities throughout the Continental U.S., as well as Hawaii; and overseas locations, such as Italy, Japan, and Africa. Travel averages 15-35 percent each year.

As members of the Federal Civil Service, entry-level auditors generally begin at the GS-7 level, with a full performance level of GS-12 based on continued acceptable/satisfactory performance, and the possibility of higher-level promotions.  (For promotions to GS-13 or higher, the auditors must compete against other auditors.) Applicants with a Master’s Degree may be hired at a higher salary level. Standard Federal Employment Benefits include 10 Federal Holidays, 13 days of vacation per year (more after 3 years), 13 days of sick leave per year, and available life and health insurance options. The Audit Service also offers a flexible work schedule.

To find out more about career opportunities with the Naval Audit Service, send an e-mail to:

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