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.
The Science & Technology Career Field represents DIA’s agile and adaptive posture to respond effectively to a dynamic operational environment. Officers in these career fields apply scientific methods and technical tradecraft across the full range of intelligence operations in support of global technical collection, exploitation, and operations. They develop a broad understanding of the entire career field while developing a deep expertise in one of the following specialties: research and development, technical collections, technical exploitation, and technical operations.
Officers in this specialty investigate, prototype, and evaluate technologies to close intelligence gaps while leveraging commercial and government technologies to develop solutions that enable collection and exploitation against key targets. They ensure systems function effectively and collaborate to develop specialized, innovative, or novel systems to support the technical intelligence mission. Specific jobs in this specialty include intelligence officer, physical scientist, and general engineer at supervisory and non-supervisory levels.
These officers apply specialized scientific and technical expertise to enable technical collection activities against high-priority national and theater intelligence requirements. They collaborate to generate intelligence products and specialized, innovative, technical collection systems or methods. Specific jobs in this specialty include supervisory intelligence officer, physical scientist, biological scientist, and chemist at supervisory and non-supervisory levels.
DIA relies on these officers to plan and conduct intelligence processing and exploitation operations on a wide variety of material and data in and from theater. They conduct forensic analysis of collected and historical technical data to support identity analysis, activity attribution, and signature development. Specific careers in this field include intelligence officer, physical scientist, biological scientist, and chemist in a variety of technical disciplines at supervisor and non-supervisory levels.
Officers in this specialty apply specialized expertise in counterintelligence (CI) and human intelligence (HUMINT) to conduct controlled technical operations, and use specialized CI and HUMINT devices and systems in the field. They collaborate with laboratories on emerging technologies, and use systems engineering and project management approaches to evaluate technical equipment, system efficiency and identify creative solutions. Specific jobs in this career field include technical officer, intelligence officer, IT specialist, and operations support officer at supervisory and non-supervisory levels.
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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