Chief Advisor - Operational Psychology (Fort Bragg, NC) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Southern Pines
North Carolina
United States


Chief Advisor - Operational Psychology (Fort Bragg, NC)


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The Special Operations Operational Psychologist shall provide technical expertise, guidance, and direct services in the areas of clinical and operational psychology to SOF. In concert with an existing active duty Operational Psychologist, or independently if no such active duty psychologist is available, the OP shall develop, plan and initiate unit level resiliency programs for preventing and treating behavioral health issues to support all aspects of service member readiness and resilience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise, consultation, and direct support in the areas of assessment and selection of personnel, operational support, individual/team/organizational assessment and performance enhancement, executive coaching and leadership development, research, conduct advanced training designed to maximize performance and resilience of SOF personnel to accomplish mission objectives in potentially time-constrained, high-stakes, ambiguous and hostile operating environments, and the provision of psychological services to unit members.
  • Conduct, administer, and interpret a full spectrum of psychological assessment measures and consult with command personnel; manage relevant process improvement, program validation, and related research; develop and manage appropriate personnel selection records and filing systems.
  • Conduct baseline and post-event neuropsychological screening and will collect/analyze data and monitor trends in psychological health as directed.
  • Responsible for management of referrals and disposition of referrals for behavioral health care.
  • Provide professional development and awareness education to leadership and SOF personnel as requested.
  • Provide crisis response and follow-up care in the event of unit casualties or other serious incidents.
  • Primary supporter of 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.
  • Ability to manage relevant process improvements, program validations, and related research.
  • Mastery of psychological assessment, behavioral health, behavioral research, and familiarity with organizational effectiveness literature, operational psychology, performance enhancement and training, industrial/organizational psychology, and social and operational psychology.

Required Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • This position requires a Secret Clearance or Top Secret Clearance, or the ability to obtain a clearance.
  • This position requires a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from an American Psychology Association accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. The OP shall have successfully completed an Internship/Residency in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ post-doctoral experience within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of psychology in the area of the operational psychology, preferably in a Government setting such as a Department of Defense (DOD) or Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Must meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
  • May be required to receive and maintain clinical practice privileges.
  • Shall have experience and training in the assessment and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse conditions, domestic violence, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, mood and anxiety conditions, and family/marital issues.
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist in one of any U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Shall have and maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) as required for credentialing at servicing medical treatment facilities. Documentation of such training shall be provided to the Unit/Component COR annually. The front and back of the BCLS shall also be provided to the Credentialing Department of the MTF they are credentialed through.
  • Must maintain credentialing requirements in good standing at a local MTF.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy sufficient to operate a personal computer utilizing psychological test, word processing, database/spread sheet programs, and possess basic typing skills sufficient to efficiently produce the psychologist’s own reports and correspondence.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical psychology programs.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • One year of experience in performance enhancement or executive coaching as well as organizational assessment and consultation and/or completion of the USASOC Operational Psychology in Personnel Selection course or similar organizational psychology classes.
  • Training in critical incident/stress trauma interventions.
  • Capability of meeting the physical demands of selection and training events including the ability to hike over rough terrain, work long irregular hours with disruption in sleep cycles, and function in austere environments.SERE orientation and/or certification through the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA), or the willingness to obtain it.

Post-doctoral training, or willingness to obtain training, qualifying them as an Aerospace Psychologist as demonstrated by completion of USAF and/or USA aviation psychology training (USAFSAM’s Air Force’s Aviation Mishap Intervention and Prevention course and USASAM’s Aeromedical Psychology Training Course). This is a requirement for AFSOC and other organizations with aviation capabilities only.

Standard Company Requirements:

  • Must comply with Safety, Health and Environmental plan, policies and procedures.
  • Must comply with the Quality Assurance plan, policies and procedures.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance.
  • Responsible for completing all required training.
  • Perform other assignments and duties, as required.

Desired Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Experience working with physicians providing medical psychological services is desired

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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