UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (USSOCOM)
Resiliency and Human Performance Program
Title: Operational Psychologist - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Education and Experience:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) or Psychology Doctor (Psy.D.) Degree
- Completion of an APA approved internship/residency in clinical psychology
- Current/Maintained license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states
- Minimum two (2) year’s post-doctoral experience within the past five (5) years, preferably in a Government setting
- Current BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification
- Government Contract – Background Investigation Required
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide technical expertise, guidance, and direct clinical services in the area of operational psychology to special operations forces.
2. Develop, plan and initiate resiliency programs for preventing and treating behavioral health issues to support all aspects of service member readiness and resilience.
3. Conduct, administer, and interpret full spectrum of psychological assessment tools and consult with command personnel.
4. Manage relevant process improvement, program validation, and related research.
5. Develop and manage appropriate selection records and filing systems.
6. Management of referrals and disposition of referrals for behavioral healthcare.
7. Professional development and awareness education to leadership and SOF personnel as requested.
8. Provide crisis response and follow-up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents.
9. Function as liaison between unit personnel and base/community helping professionals/agencies.
10. Provide technical expertise, consultation, and direct support in the areas of assessment and selection of personnel, operational support, human performance enhancement, and the provision of clinical services to unit members.
11. Support the assessment and selection of incoming personnel and provide feedback to unit leadership on suitability of personnel to serve within certain military organizations or positions.