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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2301912

Mental Health SME- Psychologist (Hybrid)

ICF, Inc., is seeking a mid-career PhD- or PsyD-trained Psychologist with a clinical, counseling, or community psychology background; and at least 9 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.  All our work is evidence-based.  As such, the position also assists in collecting and conducting research to respond to congressional inquiries, requests for briefs on military mental health from senior leadership, and providing other information regarding the state of military mental health and ethical issues related to military health care.  We are therefore seeking a mental health professional who also has a sound background in research that compliments their clinical experience.

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 resulting from 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 and agency defensible written responses to high-level requests for information, sometimes within a very short turn-around time
  • Conduct literature and policy reviews and environmental scans to parsimoniously inform decision makers of key findings and gaps in the extant literature
  • Assist with development of clinical support products, including succinct written materials or infographics providing psychoeducation and overviews of best practices for providers, patients, and their families (e.g., Clinical Support Tools and Practice Guides)
  • Accommodate feedback received from multiple client sources on written products to align with agency messaging and strategy
  • Monitor current research in topics relevant to military mental health
  • Regularly provide logistics and meeting support (scheduling, producing minutes, facilitating, etc.) for mental health-related working groups
  • Regularly document progress, challenges and risks for ongoing projects and provide regular updates to leadership
  • Prepare data for leadership reports, scientific presentations, and publications
  • Attend focus groups and briefings
  • Track, monitor and evaluate product progress to provide input on weekly status reports
  • Regularly perform administrative and operations support duties as needed

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 9+ years of post-doc experience.
  • 9+ years of experience in conducting, developing, producing, delivering, and teaching/training mental health-related products and activities.
  • 9+ years of experience in publications of empirical research including reviewing research for the purpose of creating meta analyses and writing research summaries; and in the statistical and methodological expertise to support the development and writing of research papers and review papers of scientific literature.
  • 9+ years of experience providing mental health care in a clinical setting.
  • Must hold and maintain a current license to practice psychology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Must be a US Citizen

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
  • Strong organizational 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.



Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion

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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$93,668.00 - $159,236.00

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

Research Science

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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