General Dynamics Health Solutions/ ARMA has an opening supporting the DOD POTFF Program: 1) Provide management, coordination, liaison, advice, research, analysis, planning, programming, and budgeting advice and assistance, education and training policies and guidelines for Human Performance programs as well as provide expert guidance and advice to Component headquarters staff.2) Train Tactical Athletes to develop and use the psychological skills necessary to perform optimally in training and operations, realize their potential, and increase their overall well-being.3) Serve as a key analyst and recognized professional authority performing scientific work requiring the design, development, and adaptation of mathematical and statistical models and techniques and provide advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative courses of action. Specifically, this position will:
- Support the strategic planning process for unique programs to enhance Human Performance. Coordinate joint integration and management of all Component Human Performance capabilities. Determine alternative ways to achieve the best mix of personnel, equipment, and training, within fiscal constraints, to optimize tactical athletes’ human performance and rapidly repair injured personnel and return them to duty. Evaluate Human Performance Programs (HPP) across the Component and operational commands and develop corresponding measures of effectiveness. Ensure Component programs target performance and rehabilitation parameters according to mission requirements and program policy. Program encompasses the following strategic areas: Humans Are More Important than Hardware and Human Capital Sustainment. Apply expert analytical and evaluative skills to determine the actions necessary to support a variety of established Human Performance initiatives, Advise the TAC-SM Manager and SMO in matters relating to exercise and sports psychology. Provide psychological advice to Tactical Athletes based on evidence-based peer-reviewed literature. Provide information about psychological factors in sports, exercise, and physical activity to individuals and groups. Teach Tactical Athletes specific mental, behavioral, psychosocial, and emotional control skills and strategies to improve performance during training and operational evolutions. Assist the TAC Staff with goal-setting, performance profiling, visualization, and performance planning. Develop counseling programs for over-training, burnout, aggression, and violence. Foster collaboration throughout the TAC-SM to enhance the quality of patient care delivered. Foster collaboration with medical clinics and MTFs to facilitate optimal access to services for Tactical Athletes. Conduct periodic literature reviews to ensure the TAC-SM stays current with the provision of care. Support and foster research conducted at the TACSM under supervision of the TAC-SM Manager. Provide input for the development and utilization of the TAP database. Participate in semi-annual peer (record) reviews for the TAC-SM Staff (quarterly for non-privileged health-care providers). Participate in the collection and reporting of workload data as requested by the TAC-SM Manager. Assist the TAC-SM Manager in developing and updating criteria-based job descriptions and performance standards. Assist the TAC-SM Manager in developing and maintaining clinical practice guidelines to ensure consistency of care across all TAC-SM facilities. Assist with the preparation of short and long-term fiscal plans. Submit input to the TAC-SM Manager. Develop and promulgate training opportunities for the TAC Staff to enhance career development, potential for advancement and to further professional expertise. Perform a broad range of health and behavioral research analysis and application entailing unique problems, creativity, innovative use of research methods, and advanced statistics. Utilize scientific inquiry in the independent development of mathematical models of problem areas in forms of one of several equations to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned programs, studies, or problems. Provide technical guidance, advisory support, and assistance on an entire project and/or major phases for broad and varied operations. Attend meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars to remain current in the field of statistical analysis and in the developments in the fields of multivariate statistics, database mining, integration, and interpretation. Assist the Government by providing input into the development of Initial Capability Documents (ICD), Capability development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents, DOTMLPF Change Recommendations (DCR), and various military systems as required.
- Master’s Degree required (MS/MBA), Ph.D. in human performance (or related field) is highly desired. Certification as a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is desired
- SECRET ClearanceMS/MBA8 – 10 years of experienceKnowledge of a broad range of health and human performance enhancement techniques and technology, particularly in the fields of sport psychology and visual perception, to develop, improve, and maintain expert performance in the field.Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and analyses used to develop, adapt, modify, and apply models to resolve problems or define and clarify alternate solutions and for the assessment and improvement of Human Performance Program level Planning.Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, develop and utilize appropriate data collection techniques and data cleansing to produce valid and reliable findings, conduct analysis, devise recommended solutions, and package the entire process in briefings, papers, or reports suitable for top management use and decision-making.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, negotiate complex issues, indicate solutions and develop a range of possible alternatives when there is no single solution, and establish maintain good working relations with project stakeholders.Knowledge of a broad range of health and behavioral science research analysis techniques and corresponding analytical abilities.Ability to lead research teams; originate new ideas, projects, and methodologies; and execute projects and/or studies within established financial and/or time constraints.A current or interim security clearance at the secret level is required, TS/SCI preferred.A PhD in Human Performance or related discipline is required. At least five years of experience in sports psychology working with elite athletes is highly desired. Certification as a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is desired, but not required.