On-Site Special Operations Operational Psychologist – Skillbridge Internship

KBR, Inc.

Fort Liberty, NC


On-Site Special Operations Operational Psychologist – Skillbridge Internship

At KBR we are committed to our nation’s Military and Veteran’s through our partnerships with Hiring our Hero’s and DoD Skillbridge. We attract the best minds in the world because our expertise thrives on creativity, resourcefulness, and collaboration.

Our Science and Space Business Unit supports US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) Preservation of The Force and Family (POTFF). Through POTFF, KBR provides embedded resources to Special Operation Forces (SOF) and their families around the world. Our KBR team is looking for transitioning service members who are eligible and interested in DoD Skillbridge opportunities to intern as a Special Operations Operational Psychologist. In this role, you will be providing clinical and technical expertise, guidance, and embedded clinical support to SOF.

These Skillbridge opportunities are filling full-time positions on POTFF in partnership with the local command leadership. Our goal is to provide you a full-time offer once you have successfully completed your Skillbridge Internship!

We currently have opportunities in the following locations:

Fort Bragg, NC

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 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).

· 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.

· 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.

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.