DIA Virtual Hiring Event – Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) Analysis Career Field
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DIA is recruiting for full-performance Science and Technology Intelligence (S&TI) analysts at the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC). These positions are located in Huntsville, Alabama. MSIC is a DoD center of excellence for scientific and technical intelligence, focusing on analysis and assessment of foreign air and missile defense systems, ballistic missiles, anti-tank guided missiles, anti-satellite missile systems, directed energy weapons, associated weapon system command and control, and integrated weapon operations, capabilities, and vulnerabilities. MSIC is dedicated to developing intelligence assessments that provide strategic and tactical advantages to U.S. and allied forces in all current and future conflicts. All-source analysts at MSIC come from a variety of engineering and scientific backgrounds, which primarily include aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and physics. MSIC’s analysis is vital to the security of our Nation, especially in conflicts where U.S. military strategy requires dominance of foreign air defense systems and the ability to counter ballistic missiles that threaten ground forces and civilian populations.
Positions include –
General Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0801)
Mechanical Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0830)
Computer Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0854)
Electronics Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0855)
Aerospace Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0861)
Chemical Engineering Series* (Occupational Series 0893)
Physicist* (Occupational Series 1310)
Specifically, DIA is seeking candidates with expertise in the following mission areas:
• Defense-related topics such as military capabilities, strategy, tactics, techniques, and procedures; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR); denial and deception; weapons systems, proliferation, and industries; and emerging and disruptive technologies.
• STEM fields such as physics, mathematics, applied statistics, computer science, and engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, nuclear, aerospace, chemical, computer, general, or modeling and simulation.
• Structured methodological approaches to organize data and model probabilities, or statistics tools.
These positions are located within DIA’s Directorate of Analysis and within the Analysis Career Field (ACF). Officers in the ACF serve at the heart of DIA’s global mission, providing cutting-edge analysis from locations around the world on foreign military capabilities and defense issues in support of our nation’s warfighters, policymakers, and defense planners. Through written products, in-person briefings, or multimedia presentations, their work informs tactical decisions of policy, defense strategy, weapons development and acquisition, and military planning. Analysis officers come from diverse backgrounds and can look forward to careers of rewarding training, advanced education opportunities, and challenging assignments with DIA and the Intelligence Community.
The below qualities are critical for success as an analyst at DIA:
• Professional Humility: The willingness to change assumptions and conclusions in the face of new evidence, to respect and account for differing perspectives and ideas, and to welcome candid feedback.
• Steadfast Integrity: The commitment to professionalism and honesty, accuracy and transparency, and excellence and mission.
• Intellectual Curiosity: The drive to seek out new experiences, knowledge, insights, and expertise.
• Critical Consideration: The determination to consult, weigh, and synthesize all available information and sources in developing insights, judgments, and assessments and identifying information gaps.
• Constructive Collaboration: The ability to contribute to a dynamic team environment and work through disagreements to reach new insights.
• Clear Communication: The ability to articulate complicated concepts and ideas both concisely and comprehensively
As part of the ACF, the majority of analytic positions at MSIC are assigned to the Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) Career Specialty. Broadly, S&TI analysis officers provide all-source analysis on the design, characteristics, and performance of conventional weapons/systems, space/counterspace systems, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs, emerging/disruptive technologies, and the transfer of technology. These duties include analysis, assessment, and/or evaluation of:
• Current and future technical characteristics and the capabilities of foreign advanced and conventional military (and dual use civilian) systems (weapons, platforms, sensors, countermeasures) in development or in operation, and their lethal effect when employed against U.S. or allied platforms and personnel.
• Research and development capabilities, programs, and infrastructure associated with foreign military systems, weapons/sensor testing and evaluation, production, and proliferation.
• Developments and trends in foreign scientific and technical capabilities that affect future applications in military defense and national security with the intent to prevent technology surprise to U.S. and allied forces, or to further develop domestic defense.
• Foreign ballistic missile systems and the proliferation of missile systems or critical components, technology, production capability, specialty materials, or expertise to countries or groups hostile to U.S. national security interests.
• Foreign nuclear, biological, radiological, and chemical weapons programs and actors (including dual-use technologies and materials), focusing on proliferation of knowledge, technology, equipment, and materials to countries or terrorist groups who threaten U.S. or its interests.
• Capabilities and characteristics of foreign military offensive and defensive WMD weapons and warfare systems, those in operation or development.
• The long-range future strategic environment, military forces, and key global and regional trends and actors to anticipate emerging challenges and opportunities for domestic defense development.
• Infectious diseases, chemical and radiation risks and countermeasures, medical science and technology developments, global health systems, and medical capabilities of state and non-state actors.