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GAO job vacancies, including intern positions, are posted on USAJobs.

Before you can apply for any of our jobs, you need to create an account at USAJobs. Please refer to the USAJobs Help Center for further assistance. Once you have an account, you will be able to

  • Create a resume in USAJOBS
  • Apply to a GAO job announcement
  • Receive automated job alerts with updates on our latest vacancies

Be sure to check out our Tips for Applicants (PDF, 1 page). For help with navigating USAJobs, check out the USAJobs Help Center.



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Am I Qualified?

All applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet minimum qualifications based on the position. 

Minimum qualifications for GAO positions generally include an educational requirement, or a certain number of years of work experience or a combination of work experience, and education based on the specific position and band level. Depending on the position and band level, specialized work or education may be required to meet the unique expectations for the job.

GAO uses a different grade scale than the General Schedule scale used by most other federal agencies, learn more about GAO’s established pay systems.

More information on qualifications can be found on individual job postings under “Requirements.”


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Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants

GAO is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to its employees and applicants for employment to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal access to all employment opportunities and have the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential.

To request a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact the Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator at 202-512-7360, or send an email to

GAO Contacts

  • Job opportunity questions: email
  • Specific vacancy questions: email GAO's Human Capital Office at Please include the vacancy number you are inquiring about.
  • Employment verification (including for Public Service Loan Forgiveness) for current and former GAO employees: email