DIA Career Fields

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Officers in the Cyber & Computer Science career field manage, develop, and deliver information technology systems and services. They assist in securing information from internal and external threats while enabling beneficial collaboration within our internal national security infrastructure. Opportunities are offered through the following specialties:

Cyber Security officers are responsible for a wide range of assignments and projects relative to information systems and security matters. They develop and implement activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore information technology (IT) systems, services, and capabilities. This includes identifying and ensuring the integration of security into every phase of computer, network, and telecommunications systems; testing technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data; and promoting awareness of security issues among management and the workforce to ensure security principles are reflected in DIA’s vision and goals.

 

Officers in this specialty design, implement, and maintain relational database management systems that support applications. Officers also collect, maintain, manage, interpret, and analyze data received from internal data and external data sources. Officers specializing in data management may be responsible for overseeing operations of existing database management systems, troubleshooting errors, and creating a process plan for all members of the database development team. Officers who serve as IT Data Scientists mine complex data and provide systems-related advice to spot trends, design new processes, and build large, complex data sets.

Officers in this specialty develop, test, install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer hardware and software. Information Technology (IT) engineer assignments may include application development and engineering, cloud computing storage, network engineering, and systems engineering.

 

IT Mission Support Officers serve in multiple capacities to include strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, and knowledge management. Their responsibilities include developing strategic plans and policies based on IT needs and operations; defining current and future IT businesses environments; and creating strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning while directing and overseeing the project engineering team.

Officers in this specialty provide customer support and guidance on IT issues. They interpret IT policies, standards, and guidelines; ensure optimal use of commercially available products; evaluate proposals for the acquisition of IT products or services; and participate in the planning, developing, implementation, operation, and maintenance of current and future systems. Responsibilities include monitoring performance of systems, performing diagnostics on system operations to identify problems and trends.

Candidates for positions in the Information Technology Career Field at DIA will take part in a comprehensive vetting process to ensure we are the right fit for your interests, work ethic, and abilities. First, your application will be considered by a team of IT Officers. If your resume is selected, then you will be invited to take a writing test and to interview with a diverse panel of hiring managers. After this point, you will begin the security clearance process and enter into our hiring pool. Based on your preferences and the needs of the Agency, new hires will receive position offers from DIA.

View the latest position vacancy announcements here

 

As you begin your application process, make sure you double check your grammar, rhetoric, and logic for accuracy, consistency, and soundness. Keep the following tips in mind when applying to your first position and future opportunities:

  • Check the job location, position requirements, and grade level prior to applying to ensure the position is a fit.
  • Review and address all factors for consideration contained in the “Position Summary” section of the vacancy announcement (when possible).
  • Provide all work experience and related information in the online application.  Do not attach your resume to your application – it will not be forwarded.
  • Include a description of relevant coursework or extra-circular activities in the “Work Experience” section of the application to ensure the application reflects the breadth of your relevant experience. 
  • Quantify your impact and experiences (when possible).
  • Match the field of study on your application with the field of study on your official transcript.

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.

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