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DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services)

DFAS pays all DoD military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, as well as major DoD contractors and vendors. DFAS also supports customers outside the DoD in support of electronic government initiatives. Customers include the Executive Office of the President, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Agency for Global Media. DFAS is financed as a Working Capital Fund, obtaining revenue by charging its customers for the services it provides rather than being funded through direct appropriations. The agency sets annual rates two years in advance based on anticipated workload and estimated costs calculated to offset any prior year gains or losses. DFAS operations are subject to oversight by DoD as well as the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.

The a Hire a Hero Program afforded me the opportunity to change my career path and get into DFAS. After spending 4 years in Army as Air Defense, I had no prior knowledge of the personnel side and the Hire a Hero Program was able to help get me in the door as a GS-4. I spent a year as GS-4, before Once again using the Hire a Hero Program and getting a GS-5 position with the Defense Military Pay Office in Indianapolis. While there, I was able to get a promotion to Lead Military Pay Technician. I am now a Lead Technician thanks to the opportunities afforded to me with the Hire A Hero Program.
Ryan B Army Veteran Lead Military Pay Technician

Career Pathways at DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services)


Analyze, plan, and evaluate business expenses and income. As well as using financial data to search for problems and irregularities
Median Salary:$73,560
Desired Skillsdetail-oriented, mathematical, and independent.

Bank Teller

The first point of interaction for customers as they enter the bank. Tellers verify the identity of customers and process requests for deposits and withdrawals from patron accounts.
Median Salary:$32,620
Desired Skillscustomer-service, detail-oriented, math skills

Civil Engineer

Designs and supervises construction projects such as airports, bridges, channels, dams, railroads, and roads.
Median Salary:$68,605
Desired Skillstechnical, mathematical, leadership, decision-making

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What's DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services) all about?

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What's DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services) all about?

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DFAS is committed to providing employment opportunities for men and women who have honorably served on behalf of our nation through the use of a program called the Hire a Hero program. We are currently using an Applicant Supply File that includes 10 point veteran's preference eligible applicants. After a preliminary qualification determination is made, we place applicants in this file as a match for all of our specialties (series) and grades for which they are likely qualified. As vacancies occur in these specialties and grades, we can use this file and these possible matches as a means of recruitment using streamlined hiring authorities. What does this mean for you for an eligible candidate? When a job is posted on USA Jobs for DFAS often hundreds of candidates apply for these positions. This recruitment program is a specialized list that gives Hiring Mangers a much smaller list to choose applicants from. This is not a guaranteed job but this is an opportunity to increase your chances at employment with DFAS

Where is DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services) Located?

DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Services) is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is situated in Central Indiana. World-class sporting events and museums, nationally renowned chefs, and thriving arts and cultural districts define life in Central Indiana. With a median, single-family home price under $200,000, learn more about the affordability of one of the Midwest’s largest cities.