GAO, often called the "congressional watchdog,” is an independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congress. GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, non-partisan, fact-based information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.
Interested in working for GAO? You can view our current job vacancies on USAJOBS.
GAO is a Great Place to Work
The Partnership for Public Service has consistently named GAO as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, including number one among mid-sized agencies for its support of diversity in the workplace.
Here are some reasons why GAO is such a great place to work:
- Diverse, talented staff: We make it a priority to recruit and retain a diverse, highly professional, motivated, and multi-disciplinary workforce. Our staff brings expertise to the table in accounting, law, engineering, public and business administration, economics, information technology, the social and physical sciences, and other disciplines. Additionally, our employees have a range of educational backgrounds and prior work experiences, including advanced degrees and work in specialized areas.
- Inclusive work environment: We strive to enhance and sustain a GAO-wide culture that is fair, diverse, and inclusive and provides opportunities for all staff to excel.
- Work/life balance: We focus on work/life balance, with flexible schedules, generous leave and paid holidays, and telework opportunities.
- Union Representation: Most analysts, specialists, and operations staff at GAO are represented by the GAO Employees Organization, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 1921.
Learn More about Applying to and Working for GAO
Why Work for GAO
GAO’s work environment and what makes us one of the best places to work.
GAO’s career tracks (e.g., analyst, attorneys, auditor, investigator, economist), and our internship and professional development programs.
Our teams and our organizational chart.
GAO’s standard set of federal benefits, including health insurance and paid leave.
How to Apply
GAO’s job vacancies and application process.
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 ReasonableAccommodations@gao.gov.
For questions about job opportunities at GAO, please email Careers@gao.gov.