GW Elliott School - Intelligence Officer
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:
  • Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.
  • Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.
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  • 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.
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Proficiency in a foreign language is highly desired. Applicants should be capable of communicating complex ideas and concepts in English both orally and in writing, in addition to being proficient in one of the following languages: Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, Dari, HindiI, Turkish, Tajik, Spanish.

Serve among best-in-class professionals on the front lines of the nation's defense, collecting, analyzing and reporting intelligence that ensures a clear understanding of military capabilities and the intentions of foreign governments and non-state entities worldwide.
Intelligence Officers research, analyze, and produce a full range of complex all-source intelligence products for policy makers and operators. Analysts coordinate, monitor, and integrate valid intelligence while ensuring timely, comprehensive and accurate responses. Intelligence Officers must identify intelligence gaps, specify collection requirements to fill gaps in information, and evaluate resulting intelligence collected in response to requirements and determine analytical approach.

Interested applicants should have strong research skills to identify, collect and evaluate data, and be able to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information to draw logical, interpretable conclusions; excellent written and oral communication skills; and general knowledge and familiarity with contemporary affairs through education, work experience, reading and/or travel.

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. Evaluates the quality of data and uncover gaps in information
2. Analyzes data to draw actionable conclusions
3. Addresses information needs in a style that is appropriate to the audience in a way that permits the consumer to use the information

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.