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.
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- Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.
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The incumbent serves as a Technical Editor responsible for reviewing and revising intelligence or communication products and other documents prepared by DoD analysts for publication by DIA. As such, incumbent works with primary author to edit/rewrite products for organization, grammar, style, accuracy, consistency of technical data, etc. Advises management and analysts with expert technical knowledge of the steps required to produce a publication, and different types of presentation media. At the discretion of the Division Chief, incumbent is assigned to special projects such as researching and designing new or revised editorial procedures.
Individual Occupational Requirements
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Must have include a total of 15 semester hours in an appropriate scientific, technical, or social science field (s), and at least one course above the introductory level in the field(s) covered by the position. For technical manuals and specifications writers or editors, the equivalent of 15 semester hours may have been gained through vocational or educational training above the high school level at a public, private, or Armed Forces school.
Specialized Experience: Experience that required substantial subject-matter or technical knowledge of the field. This experience must have demonstrated the ability to acquire and present technical information through independent reading, interviews with subject-matter specialist, observation of test and experiments, interpretation of blueprints or diagrams, or other appropriate methods. Such experience may have been acquired as a writer or editor of technical reports, articles, manuals, or specifications.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION
- Serves as focal point for all Intelligence Community and DoD Intelligence related publications. During the editorial stage, the editor revises or rewrites the draft text as necessary and works closely with the primary author, discussing recommended changes in subject-matter treatment, obtaining information for revisions, and ensuring mutual agreement on the final product. Ensures consistency of expression, logical organization and development, readability, and conformity of grammar and style to publication standards. Uses electronic production means for a timely review process. - Analyzes information and uses electronic production to edit materials, coordinate graphic materials with other document elements, suggest layouts, and sometimes to print and disseminate final products. Written products usually must be tailored to be consistent with other related products or involve blending materials from various sources into unified products. - Provides analysts and management with expert technical knowledge in planning, coordinating, and the time-sequencing the steps required to produce a publication. Participates in the establishment of Agency-wide editing standards which includes the integration of policy, coordination of how to best inform policy and format approaches. - Advises management, research analysts, and prominent government and non-government authors on electronic and/or hard-copy presentation media, audience needs, organization, style, format, and publishing requirements. Participates with management in deciding acceptability of manuscripts based on subject matter, substance, and quality. - At the discretion of the Division Chief, is responsible for special projects such as researching and designing new or revised editorial procedures and evaluating new desktop publishing software applications or modifications to automation tools currently in use. - Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
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 202-533-0934 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
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.
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: //ww.nsepnet.org)
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.
MANDATORY ASSESSMENT FACTORS
1. Highly skilled at Page Composition, Desktop Publishing, and Web posting
2. Experience with Controlled Access Program Coordination Office (CAPCO) guidance and proper application of classification levels to intelligence and defense information
3. Uses a variety of media and presentation modes to convey different types of information
4. Responds professionally and credibly to substantive questions
5. Provides high quality products and services tailored to customer needs
HIGHLY DESIRED ASSESSMENT FACTORS
1. Experience with Microsoft Office applications and EPIC Editor/publishing software.
2. Experience with library and automated information systems.
3. Experience with US and partner nation information sharing domains (SIPRNET, JWICS, BISON, STONEGHOST, etc) and the transfer of products between domains.
4. Experience with INTELINK
5. Understanding of Controlled Access Program Coordination Office (CAPCO) guidance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will prepare and submit your application using our on-line application at www.dia.mil. Only applications received through that web-site will be considered.
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.
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