Cognitive Performance Specialist in San Diego at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/19/2018

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Job Description

General Dynamics Health Solutions/ ARMA has an opening supporting the DOD Human Performance and Behavioral Health Services. 

GD Health Solutions/ARMA have an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in supporting warriors with increased combat effectiveness, resiliency to show a measurable reduction in down time and create optimal performance on the targets. Additionally, this position will help to support and build stable families and support systems.

Cognitive Performance is an interdisciplinary field spanning kinesiology, psychology, and motor learning and control. The contractor shall train personnel, with the priority on Warriors and Direct Combat Support personnel, to develop and use the cognitive skills necessary to perform optimally in training and operations.

The contractor shall provide and perform the following services in support of human performance program for combat warriors and their families.

  1. Based on evidence-based peer-reviewed literature train and educate personnel, in individual and group settings, in specific cognitive, mental, behavioral, psychosocial, perceptual, learning, adaptive thinking, human engagements, and emotional control skills, strategies – including understanding, acquisition, and retention – performance improvement and maintenance with documentation of work performed, implemented, and provided to necessary personnel.
  2. Assist and advise the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in matters relating to mental performance, exercise and sports psychology.
  3. Provide information about mental performance, exercise and sports psychology factors in sports, exercise, and physical activity.
  4. Train and educate on goal-setting, performance profiling, visualization, performance development, and planning.
  5. Participate in periodic meetings to review human performance training provided to patients and identify opportunities for improvement.
  6. Attend and participate in meetings with other staff members and medical personnel as requested and/or required. Collaborate with the HP staff to enhance the quality and effectiveness of mental and human performance development and expertise delivered.
  7. Conduct periodic literature reviews to ensure HP stays current with the provision of care.
  8. Support research conducted under supervision of the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
  9. Assist the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator in developing and maintaining practice guidelines to ensure consistency of service across all Human Performance Training Centers (HPTCs).
  10. Develop and promulgate training materials as requested and required by the HP program Manager and/or
  11. Participate in periodic in-service training for members of the HP Staff.
  12. Perform other tasks, within the scope of the MPS position description, as assigned by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator.
  13. Collect and report all data as requested by the HP program Manager and/or Coordinator and required by HQ and its staff.
  14. Utilize computers, software, and technologies as required and requested by the HP program
  15. Manager and/or Coordinator and required by HQ and its staff.

Job Requirements

TS/SCI Clearance Required for certain positions in the Ft. Bragg, NC area and the Hawaii area.

SECRET Clearance for all other positions

The contractor shall have a minimum of 5 years or more of demonstrable accumulated experience (continuous and sustained experience preferred) as a mental performance coach or Sport Psychologist with individual athletes and groups of athletes at the levels of NCAA Division I, Olympic, professional, and/or military personnel in the accompanying, respective settings.

The contractor shall be capable of lifting and/or manipulating loads or weights up to 25 kilograms and capable of meeting physical demands of training with military personnel including the ability to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments and on various fixed or rotary wing aircraft, waterborne craft, or ground transport to observe training evolutions and to conduct training and education.

The contractor shall possess a Master’s degree (Doctoral degree preferred) in Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Exercise Science, and/or Sport Sciences with a specialization in Sport Psychology.

Certification as a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) is desired, but not required


As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.