We are committed to:
- Teamwork: Partnering at all levels and across organizational boundaries for mission accomplishment.
- Integrity: Adherence to the highest legal and ethical principles in our responsibilities.
- Excellence: Unrivaled defense intelligence expertise.
- Service: Putting the welfare of the Nation and commitment to our mission before oneself.
DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position’s duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.
Who May Apply
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Conditions of Employment
- - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.
1. Serves as a resource to others regarding relevant regulations, guidelines, laws, and directives
2. Provides policy oversight to ensure that Agency activities adhere to all applicable business and industry policies, laws, and guidelines
3. Negotiates and authorizes contracts with outside organizations to fulfill Agency requirements
4. Applies decision making techniques in complex situations to include anticipating and recognizing best practices and choosing options to maximize benefits to the office, directorate, or Agency
5. Researches and compares companies competing for Agency contracts and makes recommendations based on past performance, technical capability, cost, and availability
HIGHLY DESIRED SKILLS
1. Understanding of the contracting procedures, types, and methods applicable to formal advertising, negotiation, simplified, and commercial acquisitions, including firm-fixed price, labor hour, T&M, and cost contracts.
2. Understanding of contracting methods, contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre/post award actions.
Individual Occupational Requirements
This is an individual qualification standard developed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 433. It does not apply to Department of Defense positions.
Basic Requirements for GG-5 through GG-12
1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
2. At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Applicants who meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement qualify for positions at the GG-7 level.
The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions GG-7 thorough GG-12 covered by this standard.
• Education: 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement
• Specialized Experience: 1 year equivalent to at least GG-5
• Education: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
• Specialized Experience: 1 year equivalent to at least GG-7
• Education: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
• Specialized Experience: 1 year equivalent to at least GG-9
GG-12 and above
• (No educational equivalent)
• 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Graduate Education. To qualify for GG-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Note - For positions at GG-7 through GG-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level,
that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.
1. Exceptions: Employees in GG-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GG-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GG-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GG-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
Basic Requirements for GG-13 and Above
1. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GG-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years’ experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
2. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
3. Exceptions: Employees in GG-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
4. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the
selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of
Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant
possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and
authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job
performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this
Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
In order to qualify for this position, your application must include sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position’s requirements, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.
Background checks and security clearance
Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Careers" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How Do I Apply
HOW DO I APPLY?
Unless specified within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit your job application electronically, using DIA's online job tool.
- Go to: http://www.dia.mil.
- Click the link to "Search and Apply for Jobs" or click the link to "Careers" > "Vacancies."
- Your first visit? Click "Register Now" to setup your account.
- Click "Search" to view Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest you.
- Click the check-box in front of jobs that interest you. Click "Save Selected Jobs" to store the announcements in "My Saved Jobs."
- At the top of the "Careers Home" page, click "My Saved Jobs" to view each announcement. Start the application process by clicking the "Apply Now" at the bottom of the announcement.
- While working on the application, "Save" frequently. When you save the document, prior to final submission, you can exit the application and return later to continue by logging-in and going to Careers Home > My Career Tools > Submitted/Saved Applications.
- Finished? Click "Submit."
- You must complete and submit the application prior to the closing date listed on the Vacancy Announcement.
- Final applications are not available for revision. If you need to revise your application,
complete and submit another application.
All positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency are in the excepted service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority and covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), a General Grade (GG) pay system divided into grades and steps similar to OPM’s General Schedule (GS) compensation system. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations.
Agency contact information
Civilian Operations Division
AddressDefense Intelligence Agency
Washington, DC 20340
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.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490795000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.