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Defense Intelligence Agency: Huntsville Hiring Event – Analysis Career Field

Vacancy Announcement


Job ID


Area of Consideration

Open All Sources

Open Date


Close Date


Number of Available Positions




Pay Plan/Series/Grade

GG/ 0132 / 07 – 10

Salary Range

40684.00 to 78703.00

Work Schedule


Type of Appointment

Excepted Service



This announcement will close at midnight (EST) on Friday, September 22, 2017. All applicants must apply online for this event in order to receive consideration. If you need technical assistance with your application, please contact our support center at (202) 231-8000.


This announcement is for external applicants (non DIA employees) only. DIA employees on a temporary/term appointment, military, and contractor personnel are eligible to apply if qualified for the positions. Current DIA student interns need not apply.

This is a DIA Invitation-Only Hiring Event that will take place in November 2017 in the Huntsville, Alabama area. DIA officials will be on location to interview applicants who possess the required and relevant Career Field skills and background for employment at DIA. Applicants must be available to interview on-site in the Huntsville, Alabama area on the scheduled day of the event. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted via email in October 2017 to schedule an interview. Specific details on the location and date of the event will be provided within the email invite.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must meet the agency’s conditions of employment, to include, but not limited to, satisfactory completion of an initial special background investigation and periodic reinvestigation, completion of any required medical examination and physical requirements, completion of any required personal interviews, favorable completion of any required initial or aperiodic polygraph examinations, completion of any required drug test, satisfactory completion of a two-year Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System trial period, and completion of a civilian mobility agreement.

DIA does not guarantee any applicant the extension of an official offer of employment; however, DIA will be screening all employment applicants against its current and future manpower requirements.  Selected applicants will be considered for the Agency’s Hiring Pool. DIA is an Agency with worldwide positions. Selected candidates must be willing to relocate in support of mission requirements.


To be eligible to apply, all current Federal employees must be at, equivalent to, or higher than one of the advertised grades of this Vacancy Announcement. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.  Selectee(s) who are current Federal employees will be laterally reassigned to the new position if they are at one of the advertised grades. Those at a higher grade than the advertised position, will be asked to accept a voluntary change to the lower grade if selected.

All current and prior Federal employees must also submit a copy of their SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.  Consideration for future advancement opportunities will be through DIA’s established promotion processes, according to established timeframes, advancement criteria and compensation parameters.


DIA is currently recruiting for entry-level positions in the Analysis Career Field at multiple locations.


All-source analysis is at the fulcrum of DIA’s global mission. DIA has officers in 140 countries, including a diverse range of opportunities for all-source analysts. Wherever they are located, all-source analysts provide insightful analysis on foreign military capabilities and defense issues in support of our nation’s political leadership, defense policymakers, acquisition community, and military commanders. DIA all-source analysis informs policy, defense strategy, weapons development, weapons acquisition, and military planning. DIA all-source analysts have opportunities for rewarding training, advanced education opportunities, and challenging assignments in DIA and the Intelligence Community, across the US and around the world, from the White House Situation Room to direct support to our nation’s combat forces.

The below qualities are critical for success as an analyst at DIA:

  • Curiosity: A penchant for seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback; openness to learning and change
  • Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information from a fresh perspective that would otherwise remain unseen
  • Engagement: The ability to use logic and emotional connections to work collaboratively with other people and communicate a persuasive vision
  • Communication: Present complex analysis clearly and logically to customers with limited time
  • Determination: The resolve to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and the resilience to bounce back from adversity

Positions within the Analysis Career Field can fall into the following Career Field Specialties:

Scientific & Technical Analysis (S&TI) Career Specialty

DIA Officers within the S&TI career field specialty are our nation’s vanguard against scientific and technical challenges from global adversaries that could threaten our nation’s security. Our S&TI all-source analysts include employees with educational backgrounds in STEM fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, toxicology and engineering disciplines including general, nuclear, electrical, mechanical and aerospace.

  • Assessing foreign research and development capabilities, programs, and infrastructure associated with foreign military systems and weapon systems and components testing, performance, capabilities, limitations, production, employment, and proliferation
  • Assessing and evaluating foreign offensive and defensive nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and actors with focus on proliferation of knowledge, technology, equipment, and material; and
  • Supporting our military forces worldwide by analyzing infectious disease, threats and
    environmental hazards, medical science and technological developments, and global health/medical  capabilities.

S&TI positions are located primarily in Huntsville, Alabama; Charlottesville, Virginia and Frederick, Maryland with a limited number in the Washington, D.C. area.

Military Capability Analysis (MILCAP) Career Specialty

DIA Officers in the MILCAP career field specialty provide all-source analysis to assess and warn of foreign military and non-state actor conventional or non-conventional military capabilities to ensure US domination of the battle space on the ground, on the sea, and in the air, cyberspace, and outer space. They provide US policymakers, planners, and warfighters with analysis of foreign civilian and military goals, motivations, and intent.

Within the MILCAP career field specialty, DIA is seeking candidates who are interested in pursuing careers as cyber threat and cyber capability analysts to serve on the front lines of today’s digital battlefield.

Analytic Operations & Knowledge Management (AO/KM) Career Specialty

DIA Officers within the AO/KM career field specialty design and execute the business processes, policies, and tradecraft of Defense Intelligence all-source analysis. They collect, compile, and analyze information on analytic resource alignment, analytic risk, and DoD/IC policy compliance.  These specialists drive the constant improvement of all-source analysis by evolving analytic capabilities and tradecraft; integrating data science and other technologies; and establishing associated standards and policies.

Counterintelligence/Transnational Analysis (CI/TRANS) Career Specialty

DIA Officers within the CI/Trans career field specialty are responsible for the most diverse target set of the all-source specialties. These specialists assess all-source data on a wide-range of foreign activities that cross international borders. Such activities include foreign intelligence threats to US military forces, facilities and activities, as well as foreign illicit transnational networks and activities related to terrorism, insurgency, weapons proliferation, drugs, piracy, and human trafficking.

Infrastructure and Resources Analysis (INF/RES) Career Specialty

DIA Officers within the INF/RES career field specialty focus on foreign capabilities required to develop, equip, sustain, and employ military forces. Specialists in this area develop and maintain foundational intelligence on foreign transportation, energy, telecommunications, and economic networks. Their all-source analysis supports interdiction or disruption of critical infrastructure components to shorten or end military operations.

Strategic & Regional Analysis (STRAT/REG) Career Specialty

DIA Officers within the Strat/Reg career field specialty assess foreign national goals and intentions; defense doctrine and strategy; socio-cultural dynamics; and civilian and military leadership. They evaluate factors, conditions, or other influences that contribute to or undermine national or regional stability that may lead to or perpetuate hostilities and could affect US national security interests. These specialists typically have experience in one or more other all-source analysis specialties.

Positions include –

  • Intelligence Officer (Occupational Series 0132)
  • Sciences Series (Biological Scientist)* (Occupational Series 0401)
  • General Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0801)
  • Mechanical Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0830)
  • Nuclear Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0840)
  • Computer Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0854)
  • Electronics Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0855)
  • Aerospace Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0861)
  • General Physical Science Series* (Occupational Series 1301)
  • Physicist* (Occupational Series 1310)
  • Chemistry Series* (Occupational Series 1320)


The positions listed above identified with an asterisk must meet a positive education requirement as identified by the Office of Personnel Management. General information can be found on the Office of Personnel Management’s website at


UNCLASSIFIED applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of the announcement. DO NOT SUBMIT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and any mandatory education, certification, and/or license requirements, to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. Failure to provide clear examples of claimed experience will preclude further consideration of your application. Attached résumés will not be reviewed or considered; therefore, all applicable work experience must be entered into the work experience section of the online application.

Applicants must have direct applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position at the advertised grade. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled.


DIA applies Veterans’ Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, “DCIPS Employment and Placement.” If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your online application package.


Applicants applying to a foreign area opportunity and who are currently assigned to a foreign area are ineligible for consideration if selection will cause them to exceed the time limitation for foreign area service (5 consecutive years) or, conversely the employee will not satisfactorily complete their period of obligated service within 6 months of the closing date of this announcement.  More than one permanent change of station move within a 12-month period is not considered to be in the interest of the government for the purposes of relocation at Government expense.


May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.


All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and are subject to geographic relocation in accordance with agency guidelines.


Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel may be required.


Relocation expenses in connection with a permanent change of station may be authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations and at agency discretion.


DIA employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Employees and applicants are also protected against retaliation. Consistent with federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee who engages in a protected activity, whistle blowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law, will not be tolerated.


The United States Government forbids discrimination regarding any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignment, promotions, training, fringe benefits, layoff, and any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military status, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. Please contact our Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) at 202-231-4762 or DSN 428-4762 if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process.  This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next six months.


Some positions in DIA may be eligible for unclassified telework and/or secure telework. The telework option allows an employee to perform the duties of his or her position from an approved worksite other than the “official” worksite.


All DIA employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee’s account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.


Positions within the agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP://


In compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005, driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by the following jurisdictions cannot be used as valid identification if selected for an interview and/or actual position: Alaska, Am. Samoa, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, N. Marianas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington.

Driver’s licenses and photographic identification cards from jurisdictions not listed above will be accepted. Other acceptable forms of identification include: U.S. & Foreign Passports, U.S. Military IDs, Military and DoD Common Access Cards (CAC), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards, U.S. Federal Government IDs & Credentials, and U.S. Congressional IDs.

All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

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Posted 9-8-2017

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