The Upward Mobility Program: Staff Officer
Defense Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC

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As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 12,000 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.

DCIPS Pay Band and GG Equivalent

DCIPS Pay Band and GG Equivalent - This is an Occupational Band 3 job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Band 2 duties are at the entry/developmental level or full performance as determined by the occupational series, and are equivalent to those at the GS/GG 7, 8, 9 and 10. The selectee's salary will be set within the band equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

We are committed to:
Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.

Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.

Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.

Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.

Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.

Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.

Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.

Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation
Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:
5 vacancies - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The incumbent serves as a staff officer responsible for providing administrative management support in one or more vital office operational areas such as task management, information management, security, property accountability, documents and reports preparations, time and attendance, record/files maintenance, travel, procurement of supplies and equipment, and/or other related administrative activities. As such, the incumbent completes appropriate formal and on-the-job training, receiving guidance and accomplishing increasingly
difficult assignments designed to develop skills and competencies necessary for successful performance and advancement to the full performance work level.

The incumbent will serve as Staff Officer for the Joint Warfare Support Office, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency.

  • Under the guidance of team leader/senior staff member the incumbent provides a variety of office administrative operational support functions such as task management, information management, security, property accountability, documents and reports preparations, time and attendance, record/files maintenance, travel, procurement of supplies and equipment, and/or other related administrative activities.
  • Assists in preparing and coordinating task actions, reports, and briefings. Reviews documents for accuracy and responds to staff request on accessing, coordinating, consolidating, or formatting. Monitors, tracks, edits, and responds to actions. Researches problems and responds to manager as needed.
  • Provides administrative support to policy guidance, data research, and evaluation services to the organization staff on a daily basis. Participates in interpreting internal administrative policies and regulations and is the point of contact for resolving routine operational problems. Recommends changes to Manager on operational changes to correct deficiency situations.
  • Receives and reviews all incoming correspondence documents and taskings directed to the office. Screens and forwards actions to the appropriate personnel. Consolidates data as necessary and reviews to ensure accomplishment of objectives, timeliness, and acceptability.
  • Gathers, compiles, and coordinates information in order to support the organization. Orders material or services needed.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, travel orders, and other documents as needed to support the office. Participates in administrative working groups to plan and develop internal strategies to address administrative issues and concerns.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Assignments require basic knowledge of office administrative principles, practices, methods, and techniques and skills in applying this knowledge to perform independent assignments for which there are precedents. Knowledge and skills in interpreting, explaining, and applying a body ofadministrative laws, regulations, and procedures; and skills to analyze facts, identify problems, report findings, make conclusion, and recommend corrective action. Knowledge and skills in using automated computer systems and databases, including word processing, spreadsheets and/or database management, and presentation software.

Other Requirements

All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement's closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative at 202-231-5500 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

Applicants who do not submit a supplementary narrative statement will not be given further consideration.

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.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision for granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Qualification Requirements
Applicants will be assessed against specific position-related assessment factors which are directly related to the position being filled and are essential for successful job performance. Candidates who do not fully address all of the Factors will not be given further consideration. A reference to the resume itself will be considered insufficient.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be a DIA civilian employee in a pay band 02 or pay band 03 intelligence assistant/support assistant position with at least one year of continuous employment with DIA. DIA will evaluate your online application for this position.
Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

ONLINE APPLICATION:
If this position indicates it has a positive education requirement, your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this job, as specified in this vacancy announcement or in the applicable OPM Qualification Standard. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

Mandatory Assessment Factors
1. (U) Communicates routine or basic information in a clear, accurate manner in an individual or group setting.
2. (U) Analyzes data to draw actionable conclusions.
3. (U) Seeks information from appropriate individuals across the agency to support senior leadership decision.
4. (U) Compiles data (e.g., schedule, cost, risk) to support tracking progress, support objectives, communicate status and raise potential issues.
5. (U) Drafts status reports detailing program/projects progress and office management data.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be a DIA civilian employee in a pay band 02 or pay band 03 intelligence assistant/support assistant position with at least one year of continuous employment with DIA. DIA will evaluate your online application for this position.
Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

ONLINE APPLICATION:
If this position indicates it has a positive education requirement, your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this job, as specified in this vacancy announcement or in the applicable OPM Qualification Standard. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

Benefits and Other Info

BENEFITS:
Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the “Employment” heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
NOTE: DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:
How Do I Apply

HOW
DO I APPLY?

Complete
and submit an application package following these instructions.

Unless specified
within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit
your job
application electronically using DIA's online job tool hosted on
unclassified networks (the internet).

Here's how:
Important: Do not use the
browser
Back or Forward keys.
Use
the
navigation buttons provided within the job application.

Navigate to http://www.dia.mil .

We encourage you to browse that page to learn more about the agency before considering employment. To investigate employment opportunities, click "Careers" and then "Vacancies" on the menu at the top of the page. Follow the on-line instructions to search for career possibilities and submit applications for jobs that interest you.

Your first visit? Register to setup your own account ( Create an
Account ).

Select the link to view the current available job offerings ( Take a
look at our job postings and hiring
events, then apply for jobs!)

Search the Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest
you.

Select Vacancy Announcements for which you are qualified and
place them in your Job Basket by checking the box to the right of the
returned search results. You may select as many as you wish.

Open your Job Basket to start the application process ( View
Contents of Job Basket/Apply
for Jobs ).

While working on the application, please frequently save your work. You may save the application in draft mode prior to final
submission and return to it at a later date. You will find it by clicking the link to your draft applications.

When you have entered required information, submit the application.

You must submit the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement's closing date.

Final applications are not available for revision. If you need to change the information in an application, you will need to prepare a new application for that job. Our system will forward only the most recently submitted application for any one job to the selecting officials.

Important: Do not use the
browser "Back" or "Forward keys". Use the navigation buttons provided on the pages of the job application.

Submitting Classified Applications:
All applications - and any attachments - prepared and submitted using the internet must be must be unclassified.

Frequently
Asked Questions

How will I know the status of my application?

We

will send an e-mail to you:
When your application is received by the agency

If you are found to be among those best qualified and are
referred for further consideration

If you are not selected for a position

If an announcement is canceled

Selectees are notified by telephone.

You
may check the status of your application on the DIA web site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ), by
returning to your Applicant Home Page and clicking the “View Your
Submitted Applications” link.

How
long will I be able to see my application on-line?

Your completed application package will remain available to you
on http://www.dia.mil for 12 months
following the date you submitted your application.

Who
do I call if I am having trouble using the online application tool?

Our DIA Jobs Help Desk is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. –
11:00 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET, to
assist people using DIA's online application tool. Help desk
personnel cannot answer specific questions about advertised positions.

Call 703-699-7400
(DSN: 499-7400)

How do I email
you with my questions?

Contact us by email using the following address:
Public
Internet

DIAJOBS_Help@dia.mil

I
have a question about the advertised job and one about working at DIA. How can I ask those questions?

Contact the individual listed under "Contact Information" in the
heading area on the vacancy announcement on the DIA web site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ).

I'm
looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date. It
says
"open continuous" and "open until filled." What does that mean?

These announcements remain open until all available positions are
filled. Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to management
on an unannounced periodic basis. To ensure that your application
is considered, please apply as soon as possible.

Will
I need to fill out a new complete application each time I apply for a
job on www.dia.mil?

You will complete a new application for each job. However,
once you officially submit an application for consideration, your basic
application information (contact information, work experience,
education, etc.) will remain active on this site for you to use in
future applications. If there is no activity in your account
after 12 months, the information is removed.

How
will DIA contact me if my e-mail address or phone number have changed?

Sign-in to our recruiting site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ), click
Update Contact Information and make the changes in your
contact information stored there.

Can
I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application
process?

No. DIA does not accept hard-copy resumes.
All applications must be completed on-line.
E-mailed resumes are not reviewed.

All Positions in the Defense
Intelligence Agency are covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence
Personnel System (DCIPS), a pay-banded, pay-for-performance system.

DIA positions are
in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough
background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All
applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA
employees are subject to initial and periodic
counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants
conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit,
prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs.
Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any
fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All
civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct
Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates
will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual
orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have
been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are
encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Civilian Operations Division

Phone: 202-231-5500

Agency Information:
Defense Intelligence Agency

Bolling AFB

Washington, DC 20340

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.

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