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.



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 PRACTICESActs 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:

  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Industrial Organizational Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist


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: 

  • EO Consultant
  • EEO Complaint Manager
  • EEO Investigator
  • Special Emphasis Program Manager
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • EO Program Assistant
  • Interpreter  

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:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Specialist
  • Anti-Harassment Program Manager
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Business Partner
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Classification Specialist
  • Employee Management Relations (EMR) Specialist
  • Hiring & Staffing Specialist
  • Internship Program Manager
  • Joint Duty Assignments (JDA) Program Manager
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Program Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Talent Management Program Manager
  • Wounded Warrior Program Manager

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:

  • Curricula Manager
  • Educational Researcher
  • Evaluator
  • Foreign Language Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Systems Designer/ Specialist
  • Instructor/ Facilitator
  • Learning Development Specialist
  • Faculty Member

As you begin your application process, make sure you double check your grammar, rhetoric, and logic for accuracy, consistency, and soundness. Keep the following tips in mind when applying to your first position and future opportunities:

  • Check the job location, position requirements, and grade level prior to applying to ensure the position is a fit.
  • Review and address all factors for consideration contained in the “Position Summary” section of the vacancy announcement (when possible).
  • Provide all work experience and related information in the online application.  Do not attach your resume to your application – it will not be forwarded.
  • Include a description of relevant coursework or extra-circular activities in the “Work Experience” section of the application to ensure the application reflects the breadth of your relevant experience. 
  • Quantify your impact and experiences (when possible).
  • Match the field of study on your application with the field of study on your official transcript.

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

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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.