DIA Finance and Acquisition

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FINANCE & ACQUISITION

DIA officers in the Finance & Acquisition career field are responsible for programming, budgeting, allocating, and managing approved resources. They develop strategies to long-term strategic planning and communicating agency priorities, goals and requirements to overseers, employees, partners and the American public. They work to achieve the best mix of forces, equipment and support attainable within available resources.

Acquisition program managers accomplish the full spectrum of the DIA’s acquisition programs and projects from inception through execution, and play a critical role in acquisition strategies, planning and requirements development. They oversee transformation, integration, planning and performance, and investment management. They also work closely with the Agency’s contracting officers to ensure cost effective execution of contract requirements. 

These officers support DIA’s budget formulation and execution, leading DIA through the federal government’s and Defense Department’s multi-year budget processes. They must have a deep understanding of budget concepts, policies and principles, as well as fiscal law, policies, regulations and standards. They must know research, analysis, fundamentals and operations of budget activities. Positions include budget, program or management analysts. 

These officers solicit, evaluate, negotiate and award contracts with commercial organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and other entities to support DIA’s global mission by developing effective acquisition strategies and plans, and executing competitively awarded contracts consistent with the achievement of federal socioeconomic program goals. Jobs include contracting officers, contracting and procurement specialists and procurement analysts. 

 

Officers in this specialty manage the Agency’s day-to-day financial transactions, and provide expert research and analysis for senior decision-making and agency reporting. They apply federal accounting standards, fiscal law, policies, regulations, principles, standards, internal controls and procedures to financial management activities. They examine accounting, budgeting and other financial management activities for completeness and accuracy. Jobs include accountants and financial specialists. 

 

Purchasing agents purchase, rent or lease supplies, services and equipment through either simplified purchase acquisition procedures or the placement of orders against pre-established contractual instruments. 

Officers in this specialty are either Contracting Officer Representatives or requirements managers and develop, assess, validate and prioritize Agency acquisition requirements and associated products. They work collaboratively with contracting officers, specialists and agency contractors to ensure the effective execution and management of DIA contracts as well as the compliance with contract terms and conditions from contract award through final payment and closeout. 

Officers in this specialty build strategic relationships with the agency’s overseers, stakeholders, and customers. They develop tailored engagement plans and programs that will strengthen existing relationships and build new ones in support of agency strategic goals; communicate the full scope of DIA capabilities, priorities and strategies to partners, overseers, and the American public; and develop communications plans by analyzing agency information needs to recommend strategies, programs, and information products needed to communicate.

DIA operates in more than 140 facilities around the world. Our Analysis Officers are stationed at a wide array of locations, including:

  • National Capital Region: Washington, DC; Reston, VA; Quantico, VA– DIA HQ, Integrated Intelligence Centers, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Counterintelligence, Directorate for Analysis, DoD Joint Staff (J2)
  • Frederick, MD – Directorate for Analysis
  • Odenton, MD – U.S. Cyber Command
  • Charlottesville, VA – Directorate for Analysis
  • Miami, FL–  U.S. Southern Command
  • Tampa, FL – U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Huntsville, AL – Directorate for Analysis
  • Belleville, IL – U.S. Transportation Command
  • Omaha, NE – U.S. Strategic Command
  • Colorado Springs, CO – U.S. Northern Command
  • Honolulu, HI – U.S. Pacific Command
  • Molesworth, United Kingdom – U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command
  • Stuttgart, Germany – U.S. Africa Command, U.S. European Command
  • Seoul, South Korea – U.S. Forces Korea

Vacancies are posted here as needed throughout the year based on the mission needs of the career field. Please create an account to register to have vacancies sent to you as they are posted on the site.

Analysis is the largest of the 10 career fields at DIA. Click here to learn more about the expectations of current and future DIA analysts.