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Mission Areas

Office Management and Infrastructure

The Office Management and Infrastructure (OMI) Career Field represents DIA’s ability to execute its national security mission through effective and efficient day-to-day operations spanning diverse organizations and missions. Officers in the OMI Career Field apply technical and administrative expertise and possess a comprehensive knowledge of laws and regulations across six specialties: facilities, information services, logistics, office operations, program management and staff management.

  • Facilities Specialty: Officers in this specialty have the skills and technical ability to apply professional standards to design and build structures and systems, create blueprints, and oversee maintenance and construction while reducing risk and minimizing cost. They manage building services and physical space, as well as develop and implement emergency management plans, and safety and health programs that provide a safe working environment in support of Agency goals and requirements. Specific positions in this specialty include: Engineers and Architects, Health and Safety Officers, and Facility Managers.

  • Information Services Specialty: Information is vital to DIA’s success in achieving mission goals. Information Services Officers have a critical role in the preparation, management, and communication of information. This specialty includes positions responsible for performing a wide range of information-related support services to create, prepare, edit, organize, establish, manage, safeguard, disseminate, and/or communicate government information and ideas through verbal, visual, or written means. Specific positions in this specialty include: Graphic Designers, Government Information Specialists, Librarians, and Writer-Editors.

  • Logistics Specialty: Logistics officers move DIA globally—anytime and anywhere. They interpret changing mission requirements while developing and sustaining logistics management policies and programs to ensure the DIA workforce is equipped to accomplish their jobs. Logistics officers employ skills across the supply chain spectrum, including procurement, storage and distribution, travel and transportation services, property accountability, and maintenance support. Specific positions in this specialty include: Logisticians, Warehouse Managers, and Deployment Specialists.

  • Office Operations Specialty: Office Operations Officers carry significant responsibility for keeping an office on track every day. They coordinate logistical aspects of office operations, such as: task and records management; mail distribution and timekeeping; facilitate information flow, storage, and retrieval; and maintain a wide variety of administrative policies and processes. They exhibit the analytical ability to apply management principles, practices, and concepts in direct support of the overall Agency mission.

  • Program Management: DIA relies on these officers to coordinate the management of multiple, related projects directed toward strategic business and organizational objectives that further the Agency’s mission. They manage and monitor the use of resources and maximizes their effectiveness for the continuity of operations. They also consider the moral, welfare and recreation, and other Agency programs, as well as recommend new initiatives to leadership and execute policy. All employees in this specialty are considered program managers, but the programs cover a breadth of missions.

  • Staff Management: This specialty provides strategic-level advice to leadership and staff on the application of DIA guidance and policies affecting acquisition, personnel management, equipment, and fiscal resources. They implement strategic guidance, advice on process improvements, analyze workforce data in order to maximize efficiency, improve quality, and streamline staff processes to improve Agency support and strategic mission success. Specific positions in this specialty include: Staff Director, Branch Chiefs, and Division Chiefs.