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  • 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.



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 talent will bridge existing gaps within the DIA workforce to meet our mission on-demand.

DIAMOND enables DIA to:

  • Temporarily leverage talent from academia and industry by using existing personnel authorities to bring in external talent via Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) Appointments, Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignments, Time-limited Appointments, or Expert and Consultant Hiring
  • Address and bridge existing skill gaps within the workforce
  • Support all mission strategies across the agency
  • Create a mission-relevant defense intelligence team—a continuously evolving workforce that leverages partnerships to accomplish our mission 

DIA elements identify specific mission needs. Opportunities/ vacancies are posted in the Announcements section. Candidates apply by submitting their application to diamond@dodiis.mil

There are currently no DIAMOND announcements. 

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.