DIA Career Fields
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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.
Officers in this career field manage the health, well-being, and development of the workforce by conducting and implementing diverse practices across the following career specialties: behavioral health and research, equal employment opportunity, human resources, and training & education. Officers in this career field develop expertise in at least the following four competencies:
ETHICAL PRACTICES: Acts with integrity, takes responsibility, and accepts accountability for timely delivery of products and services.
CONSULTING: Leverages professional knowledge and expertise to provide sound unbiased guidance to organizational stakeholders.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Embraces customer perspectives and is committed to continuous improvement of delivering professional, timely, and exceptional services to all stakeholders in accordance with established policies and standard operating procedures.
COMMUNICATION: Effectively expresses information, takes into account the audience and nature of the information, makes clear and convincing oral presentations, listens to others - attends to nonverbal cues and responds appropriately.
DIA relies on officers in this specialty to develop and facilitate programs to ensure the agency has a competent and resilient workforce and to support agency operations. These officers provide an array of professional psychological services including direct service counseling and psychological screening and evaluation, organizational assessments research, and operational support. Positions in this specialty include:
If your passion is to protect the rights of all people regardless of their race, gender, color, national origin, religion, disability or age, the Equal Employment career field is for you! The Equal Opportunity (EO) specialty is made of jobs that require discretion and neutrality, while exuding confidence and resolve. Individuals working in this specialty are required to communicate with individuals at all levels. They must also be able to brief audiences of all sizes on topics that are not always pleasant. Officers working in EO career specialty apply federal Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles, laws, policies, regulations, diversity, inclusion concepts, and relevant organizational and community policies. They advise the command element, as well as DIA officers and supervisers on the implementation, management, and compliance with Equal Employment (military)/ Equal Employment Opportunity (civilian) programs and initiatives, such as Affirmative Employment, Complaints Management, Special Emphasis, Reasonable Accommodations, and Workforce Diversity and Inclusion. Officers also provide Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity awareness training, analyze demographic trends, administer the discrimination complaints and reaosonable accomodation processes, identify potential adverse impact, and support resolution of issues. Non-supervisory positions in this specialty include Equal Employment Specialists which encompass the following roles:
DIA is committed to investing in its most valuable source of capitol - its employees. As an officer in the Human Resources (HR) career specialty, you may get involved in various aspects of HR management to include: HR Strategy and Policy, Talent Aquisition, Talent Management, Pay and Benefits, Employee Management Relations, and Military Management. With a customer service mentality, officers anticipate and identify HR-related challenges and implement solutions, lead strategic processes and policy, and coordinate mission development and execution. Human Resources officers lead and execute HR programs that advance the agency's mission. Some positions in this specialty include:
Training and Education officers perform a full range of training and workforce development effectiveness functions associated with the Academy for Defense Intelligence's mission. These officers champion and contribute to agency and intelligence community training and education initiatives. Some positions in this specialty include:
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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: