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.



DIA Security Officers demonstrate DIA’s commitment to protecting the agency’s people, information, facilities, operations, and classified and sensitive information while executing its global national security mission. As a civilian officer, you will take on challenging assignments and serve your country by performing a variety of security, countermeasure, investigative, and law enforcement services. DIA security officers apply a range of professional training and functional expertise to make difficult decisions that affect the security of the agency. They are strong, team players, integrity driven, and exhibit the fortitude to represent difficult findings to senior leadership. DIA needs the best and the brightest to fulfill this critical mission.

Please see the information outlined below regarding each position's qualification requirements. More information is included in the job postings for specific positions. Please keep in mind that all positions may not always be available. 


Criminal Investigators perform a full range of investigations across five functional areas:  

  • Investigative actions to thwart the insider threat
  • Support to the Personnel Security Program
  • Criminal investigation matters
  • Investigative support to Physical Security and Force Protection
  • Investigative support to the Information Security Program for the protection of DIA worldwide

All criminal investigators at full job performance are credentialed 1811 Special Agents of DIA with US Marshall deputation.

Officers in Insider Threat develop, implement, and coordinate activities designed to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threat. They monitor, evaluate, and analyze information systems and other data feeds to detect potential insider threats and provide advice and guidance for threat mitigation. They additionally formulate policies and guidance based on assessment of requirements not addressed in existing security directives and operations; manage, coordinate, and track individual insider threat cases from identification to mitigation; promote awareness of security issues among management and the workforce; and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization’s vision and goals.

Police Officers perform law enforcement and force protection activities as part of an organized and uniformed police force. They engage in various protective functions to include providing canine services; hazardous materials response activities; antiterrorism assessments; protective security details; special response teams; and global specialized protective operations in support of DIA field operations.

Security Specialists apply broad knowledge and experience in multiple security disciplines (e.g. Personnel, Information, Physical, Industrial, Information Systems, Classification Management, Operations Security and Special Access Programs) to develop, enforce, analyze, and interpret security policies and procedures. They identify program requirements, conduct surveys, perform inspections, conduct trend analyses, and offer security advice and guidance.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Criminology or Criminal Justice
  • DoD Polygraph Institute Continuing Education Certificate
  • Military Service
  • Physical Security

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

Vacancies are posted here as needed throughout the year based on the mission needs of the career field. Please create an account to register to have vacancies sent to you as they are posted on the site.

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.