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The 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, Program Analysis, Staff Operations and Strategic Communications & Engagement.
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 emergency response exercises. They develop and manage safety, health, and environmental protection programs that comply with national standards and provide a safe working environment in support of Agency goals and requirements. Specific positions in this specialty include engineers, architects, health and safety officers, industrial hygienists and facility managers.
Positions in this specialty manage, create and disseminate cradle-to-grave communications, operations and media using various methods across multi-disciplinary efforts to highlight Agency priorities and accomplishments to diverse audiences. Officers provide creative and innovative solutions that articulate ideas and craft products by using diverse skills and expertise in various mediums across a multitude of communication channels to message and visualize Agency initiatives while advancing DIA’s priorities. In daily operations, officers engage in comprehensive storytelling; visualize complex concepts; facilitate activities with Congress; plan and execute strategic messaging with tactical execution; manage and disseminate Government, intelligence or historical information on various platforms; and provide other information-related services.
Logistics officers move and equip the DIA workforce globally — anytime and anywhere — to support their mission. They interpret, develop and sustain logistics management policies and programs that align to Agency strategic goals and objectives. Logistics officers are full spectrum and employ skills across the supply chain such as procurement, storage and distribution, travel and transportation services, property accountability and maintenance support. Specific positions in this specialty include logistics and supply management specialists, transportation and travel specialists, warehouse managers and deployment specialists.
DIA relies on these officers to analyze, evaluate and direct a variety of programs across a spectrum of DIA engagements. They manage and coordinate a wide range of projects directed toward strategic business and organizational objectives that further the Agency’s mission. Additionally, officers in the Program Analysis and Management specialty manage and monitor the use of resources (e.g., people, systems, space, budgets, contracts, etc.) and maximize their effectiveness for multiple and wide-ranging operations and programs to foster productivity and deliver solutions. Specific positions in this specialty include management analysts, program analysts and program managers.
Staff Operations officers perform a variety of administrative, support and management activities essential for DIA’s global mission. They execute office operations activities such as task and records management, timekeeping and information control. They also plan, coordinate and execute a range of enterprise services including event management, travel services, space management, mail distribution and courier operations. Officers also implement and provide strategic-level policy guidance to leaders and staff on acquisition, personnel management, equipment and fiscal resources. Specific positions in this specialty include staff officers, executive assistants, event planners, branch and division chiefs, and staff directors.