Career Fields

  • Officers in the counterintelligence (CI) career field perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) mission. From technical operations to insider threat investigations, officers in the CI career field safeguard the Nation from foreign adversarial threats.



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, 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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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.