Operational Psychologist in Norfolk, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 7/27/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: R0033960

Operational Psychologist

Key Role:

Provide technical expertise, guidance, and direct clinical services in operational psychology to military forces. Work in concert with existing active duty operational psychologists or independently if no such active duty psychologist is available, to plan and initiate resiliency programs for preventing and treating behavioral health issues to support all aspects of service member readiness and resilience. Conduct, administer, and interpret a full spectrum of psychological assessment tools and consult with command personnel, manage relevant process improvement, program validation, and related research, and develop and manage appropriate personnel selection records and filing systems. Assume responsibility for the management of referrals and disposition of referrals for behavioral health care and provide professional development and awareness education to leadership and military force personnel, as requested. Provide crisis response and follow-up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents, function as a liaison between unit personnel and base or community helping professionals or agencies, support the assessment and selection of incoming personnel, and provide feedback to unit leadership on the suitability of personnel to serve within certain military organizations or positions. Ensure that all deliverables meet professional standards and guidelines defined by the organization's commander and senior operational psychologist. 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.


Basic Qualifications:

-2+ years of experience with a post-doctoral independent psychology practice in clinical psychology in a government setting, including a DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF within the past 5 years

-Experience with psychological assessment, behavioral health, behavioral research, and organizational effectiveness literature, operational psychology, performance enhancement and training, and industrial or organizational psychology

-Knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical psychology programs

-Ability to maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at a local military treatment facility

-Secret clearance

-PhD or PsyD degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

-Completion of an APA-approved internship or residency in Clinical Psychology or US Army, Office of the Surgeon General-accepted internship or residency

-Current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands


Additional Qualifications:

-Experience in working with physicians providing medical psychological services

-Experience in the military or military forces preferred

-Training in critical incident or stress trauma interventions

-SERE Orientation or Certification through the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA)


Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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