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Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Intelligence Agency
Job Announcement Number:  13-99509-01-DEB

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - SCOTT AFB, ILLINOIS  View Map
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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.
  • 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


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The incumbent serves as an Intelligence Specialist (Foreign Disclosure) and is responsible for representing DIA or a Combatant Command (COCOM) regarding information to be made available/disclosed to other federal officials, international offices/individuals/organizations including Congress; other federal departments and Agencies; other Intelligence Community (IC) organizations; and foreign intelligence services or embassies. Participates in developing and implementing strategies to satisfy requests for intelligence information while ensuring that any release of information is in accordance will all appropriate disclosure policies, procedures, and DIA/COCOM strategic goals. Establishes and participates in agency, interagency, and inter-organizational working groups concerning foreign disclosure issues, processes, and procedures.


-As a Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO) for DIA/COCOM the incumbent works with senior DIA/COCOM staff to assist in the development of policies and procedures regarding the preparation of and clearance for release of intelligence information reports containing requested information. Works in a partnership with many individuals and organizations to satisfy customer needs for technical intelligence information. Shares information and recommends approaches on customer issues and inquiries. Reviews requests, bills, and/or reports and recommends responses to reports back to domestic and/or international requestors in accordance with DIA/COCOM disclosure policies, procedures, and strategic goals.
-Performs duties independently involving the formulation of foreign disclosure policies and procedures, the coordination of complex and multiple staffing actions; coordination with high-level officials at the general / flag officer and executive rank and, personally takes action on or oversees execution of assigned disclosure actions in response to foreign disclosure requests.
-Provides functional advice to the Designated Disclosure Authority (DDA), Director of Intelligence, COCOM Commander and all other appropriate officials and ensures that releases of information are consistent with the National Disclosure Policy (NDP) as well as all DIA/COCOM Directives.
-Participates with the DDA with all oversight requirements; assists in managing a wide range of complex and diverse issues concerning various aspects of information releasability to foreign governments and international organizations. As a staff representative, works with other senior staff at the Joint Staff, DIA, and other national level agencies to resolve pertinent issues and provide functional guidance from a War Fighting COCOM’s perspective in the development of the NDP.
-Provides oversight and participates in preparing reports/responses to Congressional Directed Actions (CDAs) and other formal requests for information. Representative works with various individuals and organizations to satisfy Congressional needs for technical intelligence information. Oversees, prepares and participates in foreign and domestic disclosure training and policy development. Proposes authorization or denial of information to be released in support of existing agreements and disclosure policies. Provides recommendations on DIA/COCOM foreign disclosure policies and procedures. As necessary, plans, coordinates, and oversees disclosure requirements for all theater operations and missions.
-Assists the senior staff member with regard to coordinating manager and staffs requests for Exceptions to National Disclosure Policy (ENDP) to the proper officials. Secures the necessary inputs in support of such requests and coordinates with functionally relevant agencies and activities. Assists in the oversight and preparation of DIA/COCOM-sponsored ENDP packages for further staffing to the NDP Committee for all eight categories of classified military information. Provides functional advice to all appropriate officials regarding CMI ENDP requirements.
-Acts as lead in the oversight of supporting agencies on NDP activities. Assist these agencies in attaining a mastery of NDP to facilitate the timely processing of information requests concerning specialized information, equipment, capabilities, working papers, imagery, and other subjects necessary to maintain Partner Nation integrity and operational capabilities. Assists in development of procedural policies and provides NDP guidance during the activation of a Combined or Joint Task Force during exercises, crisis and war.
-As an Intelligence Officer with regard to foreign disclosure, presents briefings on: 1) DIA/COCOM procedures for disclosure of CMI to foreign governments and international organizations; 2) disclosure authorities, to include, when necessary, the derivation and scope of COCOM authority; 3) DIA, DOD and national governing bodies responsible for establishing and implementing disclosure policy; 4) sanitization procedures to facilitate writing intelligence articles for release; and 5) regional NDP policy and guidance.
-Oversees, analyzes, evaluates, develops, and implements policies, directives, and procedural manuals relative to foreign disclosure. Plans, directs, and coordinates the preparation, implementation, and management of DIA/COCOM foreign disclosure policies and procedures.
-Provides policy and procedural guidance concerning the release of military intelligence to U.S. government components; foreign governments; organizations covered by international exchange agreements; and other organizations and entities.
-Oversees, monitors and maintains awareness of new and/or revised DOD and IC policies concerning foreign disclosure. Oversees and develops an effective implementation strategy to incorporate any new foreign disclosure policies into the DIA/COCOM procedures and operations.
-Serves as a DIA/COCOM representative on working groups with functional or multi-disciplinary emphasis that involve foreign disclosure policy issues. Plans and develops DIA/COCOM internal strategies and participates in meetings to provide advice and assistance to resolve foreign disclosure issues and problems. Manages ad-hoc projects and acts as a liaison with stakeholders in support of foreign disclosure policy and/or 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.

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://


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


1. Communicates moderately complex information, concepts or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner
2. Informs customer of progress, changes or issues that could affect delivery of products or services
3. Takes initiative to collaborate with team members and other individuals
4. Extracts knowledge from sources that may contain partial, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, technically sophisticated, unusual, or subtle information
5. Takes responsibility for the outcome of one’s actions


1. Experience working in a Foreign Disclosure position.
2. Experience using the Foreign Visit System.
3. Completed any or all of the following FDO courses: the USCENTCOM Foreign Disclosure Certification Course, the Joint Combatant Commander Foreign Disclosure Operators Course and/or the International Programs Security Requirements Course.


You will prepare and submit your application using our on-line application at Only applications received through that web-site will be considered.


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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 site.

  • Navigate to

  • Click the button marked "View Vacancy Announcements and Apply for DIA Jobs" to enter our jobs application site.

  • 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 save frequently.

  • You may save the application in draft mode prior to final submission and return to it at a later date.  Just look for it under the link for your draft applications.

  • When you have completed all required information submit the application as final.
    • Please be certain to complete the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement's closing date.
    • Final application are not available for revision.

Important:  Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys.  Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application site.

Submitting Classified Applications:

  • If you are completing your application on an unclassified computer system, all application materials 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-line on the DIA web site (, 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 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 Helpdesk 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.  Helpdesk personnel can not answer specific questions about advertised positions.
    • Call 301-227-8400 (287-DSN)

    How do I email you with my questions?

    • Contact us by email using the following address:
    Public Internet

    I have a question about the advertised job and one about working at DIA.

    • Contact the individual listed under "Contact Information" in the heading area on the vacancy announcement on the DIA web site (

    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

    • 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 (, 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.  Emailed 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,


    Civilian Operations Division
    Phone: Not Available
    Agency Information:
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Bolling AFB
    Washington, DC


    Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at 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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