Corporate Gray Recruiting Event - IT Specialist
Department of Defense - 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.

We are committed to:
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  • 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.
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The incumbent serves as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist responsible for two or more of the established IT specialties. Incumbent plans and carries out moderately difficult assignments; develops new methods, approaches, and procedures; provides information and assistance to customers; evaluates established methods and procedures and prepares recommendations for changes in methods and practices; identifies and resolves issues and problems; and ensures the application of appropriate security measures to the assignment.


Serves as a technical point of contact for assigned specialty area(s). Performs studies relating to design and development of new systems and major restructuring of existing system configurations, to include recommending what must be changed to anticipate effects of actions on parallel and dependent systems. Assists in developing system and network requirements, to include developing plans for meeting all security requirements. Performs more established actions related to managing existing systems, troubleshooting recurring issues, solving problems, and upgrading and debugging systems. Provides customer support to resolve end user problems. Installs Enterprise applications, adjusting interfaces and security aspects to meet requirements and functionality. Troubleshoots application problems, applying diagnostic tools to trace and resolve problems. Analyzes software and hardware constraints to identify new user requirements.


Undergraduate and Graduation Education
Major study--computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.


For GG-07: Experience in the performance of tasks such as:
- Translating detailed logical steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a programming language.
- Interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow.
- Operating computer consoles where this involved choosing from among various procedures in responding to machine commands or unscheduled halts.
- Scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.
- Preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where this involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.
- Such skills are typically gained in the computer field or through performance of work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the computer application (e.g., supply, personnel, chemical process control), and computer-related efforts were required to facilitate the basic duties. Also, work in management analysis, program analysis, or a comparable field may have provided such skills.

For GG-09: Experience that demonstrated knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent:

- Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system;
- Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and
- Personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.

Note: If you are not selected for this opportunity, your application may be entered into the Agency’s Talent Pool for a limited period of time at DIA’s discretion. Talent Pool candidates will be considered for current or future positions that are open to external candidates (individuals who are not current DIA civilian employees) and for which the Talent Pool candidate is minimally qualified . Inclusion in the Talent Pool does not guarantee referral or selection for this or any other position at DIA.

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 703-907-4800 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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

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

Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

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

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

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

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.

If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

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

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


1. Investigates IT issues and provides feedback and/or solutions to customers
2. Uses knowledge of whole picture to bridge gaps in information and processes
3. Interacts effectively with customers to understand needs and address questions and concerns

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will prepare and submit your application using our on-line application at Only applications received through that web-site will be considered.

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


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