ANALYSIS
 
CAREER OVERVIEW
Officers in the Analysis Career Field perform a wide variety of tasks in support of DIA's mission. From technical operations to insider threat investigations, officers in the Analysis Career Field safeguard the Nation from foreign adversarial threats.
CAREER SPECIFICS
 

Our Analysis officers come from diverse backgrounds and hold a wide variety of interests, and we welcome applicants from any educational track. As we continue to build a team of Analysis officers to meet the evolving needs of the 21st century, we are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in STEM fields, computer programmers, data scientists and engineers. Whether or not you have military experience, foreign language skills, or degrees in music, electrical engineering, math, political science or beyond — what Analysis officers share in common is a commitment to excellence.

The Analysis Career Field consists of six career specialties. Over the course of your career with DIA, you may have a chance to work in several different specialties at locations around the world, depending on your preferences and the needs of the Agency.

Our Analysis officers come from diverse backgrounds and hold a wide variety of interests, and we welcome applicants from any educational track. As we continue to build a team of Analysis officers to meet the evolving needs of the 21st century, we are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in STEM fields, like computer programmers, data scientists and engineers. Whether or not you have military experience, foreign language skills, or degrees in music, electrical engineering, math, political science or beyond — what Analysis officers share in common is a commitment to excellence through demonstration of the following qualities:

 
  • Curiosity: The penchant to seek out new experiences, knowledge and candid feedback; people who are open to, and interested in, learning and change.

  • Integrity and personal fortitude: The ability to tell senior leaders things they do not want to hear; and the ability to get back to work after such uncomfortable experiences.

  • Teamwork: The ability to constructively work through disagreements in a team setting to reach new insights and communicate them; analysts will find themselves working more and more in teams, not only with Analysis officers, but with data scientists, web developers, graphic designers and other specialists.

  • Intellectual humility: The ability to be persuaded to change a previously held position when presented with evidence; our Analysis officers should be willing to accept that they might not always be right.

The Analysis Career Field consists of six career specialties. Throughout your career with DIA, you may have the chance to work in several different specialties at locations around the world, depending on your preferences and the needs of the Agency.

 

MILITARY CAPABILITIES

Become an expert in the most fundamental defense intelligence specialty: the analysis of foreign military capabilities on the ground, on the ocean, in the air, in space and in cyberspace. Join a team that empowers our military forces to win on the battlefield by helping them understand how their adversary fights.

SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE

Be a part of our Nation’s vanguard against scientific and technical threats by providing the systematic study and analysis of foreign capabilities in basic and applied research and engineering. S&TI all-source analysts warn decision makers of foreign technical developments and capabilities including military weapons systems, emerging and disruptive technologies, the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; along with physical vulnerability assessments and detailing global health response capabilities and threats posed by infectious disease.

INFRASTRUCTURE & RESOURCES

Terrorists, insurgents and foreign military forces are supported by transportation, energy, telecommunications and economic networks. Help our troops interdict and disrupt these critical foreign infrastructure components and win on the battlefield by joining this team of specialists.

STRATEGIC & REGIONAL ANALYSIS

Be one step ahead of the adversary by assessing foreign national goals and intentions, defense doctrine and strategy, socio-cultural dynamics, and civilian and military leadership to provide early warning of potential conflicts, military operations or other crises. Help determine what factors, conditions or other influences affect U.S. national security interests.

ADVANCED ALL-SOURCE METHODS

Set the standard and ensure mission success by integrating data science, advanced quantitative methods and machine learning/artificial intelligence technologies into our analytic tradecraft.

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE & TRANSNATIONAL

Be a part of a team that works to secure U.S. military forces, facilities and activities against foreign intelligence threats. Help disrupt and prevent foreign illicit transnational networks that facilitate terrorism, insurgencies, weapons proliferation, drugs, piracy and human trafficking.

Continued learning is a critical part of the Analysis Career Field and necessary to ensure Analysis officers are capable of delivering relevant, timely and accurate intelligence to a diverse client base operating in a complex global environment. Analysis officers experience an immersive training curriculum designed to strengthen analytic and language skills, and are offered competitive opportunities to participate in career-broadening studies at certain senior and intermediate service schools.

Beyond classroom learning, Analysis officers also have the opportunity to expand their core knowledge by taking part in rotations within DIA, deployments to support warfighters in forward locations, and joint duty assignments with other Intelligence Community agencies around the world.

Candidates for positions in the Analysis Career Field at DIA will take part in a comprehensive vetting process to ensure we are the right fit for your interests, work ethic and abilities. First, your application will be considered by a team of Analysis officers across the Agency. If your resume is selected, you will be invited to take a writing test and interview with a diverse panel of hiring managers. After this, you will begin the security clearance process and enter our hiring pool. Based on your preferences and the needs of the Agency, new hires will receive position offers from DIA intelligence centers or combatant commands.

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