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All-source analysts provide insight and expertise on foreign military capabilities and defense issues in support of our nation’s political leadership, defense policymakers, acquisition community and military commanders.
Finance and Acquisition officers enable enterprise management by programming, budgeting, allocating and managing approved resources.
Officers in the HUMINT Career Field perform a wide variety of functions to execute and support the mission, including overt and clandestine collection of intelligence across a spectrum of sources and methods, management of the collection and reporting cycle, and direct intelligence support to collectors and collection operations.
Officers in the Human Services career field manage the health, well-being and development of the DIA workforce.
Officers in the IT Career Field plan, innovate, engineer, operate, maintain, protect and defend the nation’s most critical infrastructures, networks and applications necessary to maintain decision advantage and meet national security objectives.
Officers in this career field are the critical link in the combatant commands between warfighters, planners and defense intelligence analysts. As trusted advisors to senior government officials and general officers, they coordinate and integrate diverse intelligence operations from the tactical-theater level to the national-strategic level.
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, program analysis, staff operations and strategic communications & engagement.
Officers in this career field apply scientific methods and technical tradecraft across the full range of intelligence operations in support of global technical collection, exploitation and operations.
DIA security officers demonstrates DIA's commitment to protecting the Agency's people, information, facilities, operations and classified and sensitive information while executing its global national security mission.
DIA legal service professionals advise leadership and mission professionals on legal issues associated with DIA operations.
DIA Mission On Demand (DIAMOND) is DIA’s talent acquisition tool used to leverage talent from academia and industry, targeting specialized and cutting-edge skills not currently available within the Agency or Federal government.
The Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Career Field represents DIA’s ability to execute its national security mission through providing actionable intelligence to warfighters working on the front lines of the nation’s defenses. Officers in the HUMINT Career Field perform a wide variety of functions to execute and support the mission, including overt and clandestine collection of intelligence across a spectrum of sources and methods, management of the collection and reporting cycle, and direct intelligence support to collectors and collection operations as members of the following career specialties: clandestine collection, overt collection and operations support.
Officers in this specialty operate globally to plan and conduct clandestine HUMINT collection, and report on intelligence information obtained from human sources to satisfy priorities at the national, combatant command (CCMD) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) levels. These officers gain expertise in foreign cultures and languages to accomplish their mission while acquiring the skills and technical ability to manage sources who have access to privileged information vital to the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security decision makers. Service in this specialty requires sound judgment, highly developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage projects from the field and headquarters perspective.
These officers acquire information without concealment through legal and open means such as observation, elicitation, interrogation, intelligence exchange, liaison activities or military source operations. Overt collectors conduct worldwide HUMINT operations to satisfy priorities at the national, CCMD and OSD levels, as well as enable other HUMINT collection specialties. Specific roles in this specialty include debriefers, interrogators, defense
liaison officers and field collection officers.
DIA relies on these Officers to manage, guide, and oversee HUMINT operations conducted by overt and clandestine HUMINT Officers. They do this by generating the collection platforms’ operating directives, focusing collection efforts, and enabling collectors’ responsiveness to DoD and national security information requirements. These Officers also ensure the production of quality reporting and collaborate across the intelligence community to increase their target knowledge to effectively focus and oversee HUMINT Operations. Specific roles in this specialty include Operations Support Officer, Collection Management Officer, and HUMINT Targeting Officer.
Candidates for positions in the Human Intelligence Carreer 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 HUMINT Officers across the agency. 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 intelligence centers or combatant commands.
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