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.
Office of the Inspector General officers are responsible for promoting effective, efficient, and economically sound intelligence activities, and detecting and deferring fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement for all DIA elements, programs, functions, and operations. This is accomplished through conducting financial and performance audits to include annual audit of financial statements, evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations, and conducting administrative and criminal investigations including Intelligence Oversight and management of the OIG Hotline.
IG ROLES and AUTHORITIES
Understand and demonstrate independence and objectivity in conducting OIG work and take advantage of opportunities to educate DIA officers at all levels in IG roles and authorities.
Enhance impact of oversight activities, identify risks, and inform opportunities through awareness of strategic priorities in the operational environment.
ADVANCE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Drive improvement through forming and embracing strategic vision, initiatives, and a culture of inclusiveness by demonstrating solution-oriented behaviors, enlisting volunteers, removing barriers, and generating success.
Use awareness of Agency and organizational priorities to compel management action through continuous education on IG roles and authorities, as well as reports and recommendations that demonstrate understanding of resource implications and achievability.
BUILD and FOSTER RELATIONSHIPS
Encourage diversity of thought, manage creative tension, and reach mutual agreement constructively to achieve established goals and sustain a positive and inclusive working environment.
The Audits specialty is responsible for conducting independent and objective audits of DIA operations. Audits provide essential accountability and transparency over Government programs and enable decision makers to improve operations, reduce costs, comply with laws and regulations, and strengthen internal controls to reduce the potential for fraud and illegal acts. The OIG initiates audits based on legal requirements, risk assessments, and input from legislators, oversight bodies, DIA leadership and officers, and the public. DIA OIG auditors generally conduct two types of audits: performance and financial statement audits. Audits cover a wide range of topics, and require auditors to develop general auditing skills including data gathering, analysis, and critical thinking, as well as subject matter expertise in areas such as contracting, information technology, and financial statements audits.
The Inspections specialty is responsible for evaluating, inspecting, and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of DIA organizations, programs, and functions and provides the OIG a flexible and effective mechanism for oversight and review of programs by using a multi-disciplinary staff and multiple methods for gathering and analyzing data. The division accomplishes this responsibility by conducting in-depth reviews across the Agency that examine and assess processes, procedures, internal controls, performance measures, compliance with regulatory and policy guidance, inter-relationships, and customer satisfaction. All evaluations and inspections are conducted in accordance with Quality Standards for Inspections established by the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency.
Officers in this field are responsible for leading, or performing work involving planning and conducting investigations not involving criminal violations of Federal laws. The results of those investigations aid responsible officials in making or invoking civil or administrative actions, judgements (decisions), sanctions, or penalties. Work primarily requires knowledge of investigative techniques and the laws, rules, regulations, and objectives of the employing Agency; skill in interviewing, following leads, researching records, and preparing reports. This work includes investigating Federal employees for misconduct or fraud, waste, and abuse.
Officers in this field are responsible for supervising, leading, or performing work involving planning, conducting, and/or managing investigations related to allege or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws. The results of those investigations aid responsible officials in making or invoking civil or administrative actions, judgement (decisions,), sanctions, or penalties. Work involves recognizing, developing, and presenting evidence to reconstruct events, sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest; conducting investigations in a manner meeting legal and procedural requirements; and providing advice and assistance both in and out of court to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during investigations and prosecutions. This work primarily requires knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, rules of criminal procedures, laws and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related issues in the conduct of investigations.
The officer serves as a team member in support of fraud, waste, and abuse investigations. The forensic auditor establishes investigative plans to document investigative activity in the performance of data analytics to detect fraud, waste, and abuse, including the use of data visualization and creating statistical models for fraud detection. The forensic auditor, using data analytical skills, will ensure data quality, perform data cleaning and track data alignment to support investigative findings and recommendations. Working in concert with the OIG Counsel, sort through data ambiguity to ensure investigative alignment with administrative findings and Federal criminal code violations.
The Office of the Inspector General positions are in the National Capital Region.
DIA operates in more than 140 facilities around the world. Our Analysis Officers are stationed at a wide array of locations, including:
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