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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2204639

Clinical Psychological Health Services Subject Matter Expert

ICF, Inc., is seeking an early–mid-career PhD- or PsyD-trained Psychologists with a clinical, counseling, or community psychology background; and at least eight years of post-doctoral experience to support a Department of Defense (DoD) client in the Washington, DC Metro Area.  This is not a psychological service delivery position.  Rather, the position supports the DoD’s clinical community by collecting, developing, and maintaining clinical support products that provide evidence-based information regarding behavioral health practices across the DoD; and by coordinating and facilitating working groups and events geared toward enhancing mental health care throughout the DoD.  The position also assists by collecting and conducting research in response to responding to congressional inquiries, requests for briefs on military mental health from senior leadership, and providing other information regarding the state of military mental health, as well as ethical issues related to military health care.  In addition to subject matter expertise developed through clinical experience, we seek a strong mental/behavioral health professional with research and/or policy backgrounds. 

The selected candidate will have demonstrable experience with aspects of behavioral treatment, issues, and techniques with psychological conditions of most relevance to the military (e.g., substance misuse, trauma as a result of combat and/or sexual assault, suicide risk assessment and intervention, etc.); and prior experience working with underserved populations.   

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide presentations on military behavioral healthcare that can be delivered both in person and via webinar
  • Provide SME support for initiatives focused on evidence-based psychological health efforts for a variety of psychological conditions
  • Provide evidence-informed written responses, sometimes within a very short turn-around time
  • Assist with development of clinical support products, including written materials providing psychoeducation and overviews of best practices for providers, patients, and their families (e.g., Clinical Support Tools and Practice Guides)
  • Provide logistics and meeting support (scheduling, producing minutes, facilitating, etc.) for mental health-related working groups
  • Conduct literature and policy reviews and environmental scans to inform decision makers of key findings and gaps in the extant literature
  • Carefully document ongoing projects and provide regular updates to leadership
  • Prepare data for leadership reports, scientific presentations, and publications
  • Monitor current research in topics relevant to military mental health
  • Attend focus groups and briefings. 
  • Provide input to the weekly status reports.
  • Perform administrative and operations support duties as needed

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • US Citizen required by contract and the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance/Public Trust
  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, community, combined) from a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the degree was granted. 
  • Completed a professional psychology internship program that was accredited by the APA or CPA at the time the program was completed. 
  • At least 8 years of post-doc experience.
  • Must hold and maintain a current license to practice psychology.
  • Experience conducting, developing, producing, delivering, and teaching/training mental health-related products and activities
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of client’s timelines and budgets
  • Capacity to collaborate easily with peers, managers, and clients while leading program development to a completed and successful solution
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

Desired Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills):

  • Prior experience as a federal contractor
  • Prior DoD Psychological Health experience
  • Previous peer reviewed publications of relevance to military healthcare
  • Ability and experience communicating effectively (speaking and writing) to diverse audiences in order to convey clinical processes, problems, and solutions

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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