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
This is an Occupational Band 4 job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Band 4 duties are at the senior level, and are equivalent to those at the GS/GG 13 and 14. 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.
- U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation
Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Throughout Virginia, VA
Serves as a first-level supervisor and senior Program Manager advisor on matters pertaining to day-to-day operations or management of program/project(s). As such, the incumbent exercises technical and administrative supervision over a staff planning, developing, monitoring, and controlling costs, schedules, performance and risk mitigation strategies for complex programs/projects. Ensures programs meets requirements based on comprehensive knowledge of the full scope of laws, regulations, and policies. The incumbent comprehends the Agencyüs strategic vision and institutes effective program/project(s) that lead to efficient organizational operations. Identifies and obtains resources (i.e., staff, funds, space, and equipment) to accomplish organizational goals.
- Exercises technical and administrative supervision over a staff of specialists responsible for oversight, planning, developing, monitoring, and controlling costs, schedules, performance and risk mitigation strategies for conducting operational test and demonstration activities.
- Establishes goals, objectives, and priorities and develops strategic and execution plans and projects to accomplish these efforts through effective and efficient business practices.
- Determines and allocates the level and mixture of resources needed for all areas of responsibility. Redirects resources as the emphasis of the overall program changes.
- Oversees the development of policy and guidance for planning and implementing program/project requirements and ensures proper alignment with the Agency strategic plan and other short and long-term strategies and plans. Approves complex approaches to problems and situations for which data are unavailable, incomplete, controversial, or for which no precedent exists.
- Recommends implementation of new technologies, procedures, and applications to increase efficiency or quality of operational test and demonstration.
- Ensures subordinate staff conducts activities in their areas of responsibility in accordance with current directives and issuances. Personally participates or oversees staff preparation and participation in briefings and meetings to provide technical advice and assistance.
- Develops and strengthens substantive ties with other Intelligence Community partners and government organizations. Represents the Agency as a senior subject matter expert at meetings and working groups.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.
Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.
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.
All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Qualifications and Evaluations
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.
Mandatory Assessment Factors
1. Identifies ways to facilitate cooperation across organizations to advance projects and goals
2. Makes insightful, well-reasoned and timely decisions and assesses their relevance and impact to the organization
3. Develops strategies to overcome obstacles facing the work unit
4. Experience identifying and resolving logistics and operational issues required to support operational testing or demonstration activities.
5. Experience managing fiscal and personnel resources to align with changing priorities (e.g., requirements, metrics, performance expectations)
Highly Desired Assessment Factors
1. DIA Contracting Officer's Representative Certification
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:QUALIFICATIONS:Basic Requirements:
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower qualifying band or equivalent GS/GG level, which is directly related to the position being filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the 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).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED:
DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and mandatory education (if applicable) required to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. We will also evaluate your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors to ensure they are substantiated in your application (work experience). If our evaluation demonstrates that you meet the position's requirements, your application will be forwarded for further consideration.
Other Information: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next 90 days.
Applicants must ensure work experiences clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Your application cannot be processed without your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors. In addition, your application will be used for the qualifications review/verification process.
If you submit responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors but not a complete application, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.
You are not required to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors, but it is encouraged. DIA uses the highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon their application and responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors.
Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this position, as specified in this vacancy announcement. 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).
In addition to the qualifications identified in this vacancy, there is also a time-in-band/grade requirement. Current civilian federal employees must have 52 weeks time-in-band/grade by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Time-in-band/grade is the 52-week requirement federal civilian employees must serve at the next lower band/grade before they are eligible for promotion or within-band salary advancement to the next higher GGE. The time-in-band/grade requirement applies only to applicants who have held a federal civilian position within the last 52 weeks.
ASSESSMENT FACTOR RESPONSES:
For each of the following mandatory (required) assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task.
A - Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
B - Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
C - Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
D - Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
E - Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task
For each of the following highly desired assessment factors (optional) select "Yes" or "No" from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.
Benefits and Other Info
Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the â€œEmploymentâ€ heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.
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
DO I APPLY?
and submit an application package following these instructions.
within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit
application electronically using DIA's online job tool hosted on
unclassified networks (the internet).
Important: Do not use the
Back or Forward keys.
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
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
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.
How will I know the status of my application?
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.
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.
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.
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.
How do I email
you with my questions?
Contact us by email using the following address:
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 ).
looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date. It
"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.
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.
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.
I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application
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.
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
Defense Intelligence Agency
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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