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Operational Psychologist – SME – Washington, DC, US ID# 16943

This is ongoing future prospecting 

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is seeking Operational Psychologist professionals for future needs in our effort to support the government's mission in in the Washington D.C. area.


  • Operational Psychologist will conduct assessments of high risk personnel.
  • Conduct training and research with worldwide DoD units and personnel.
  • Support a DoD operations through the application human performance techniques within military systems.
  • Manage development efforts in, and provide staff assistance for training and personnel issues.
  • Create and implement innovative approaches to psychological assessment and other assessment related activities in support of national security objectives.


This position will not have supervisory authority.


  • TS/SCI with ability to obtain a CI Poly prior to start
  • PhD or degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Two years’ minimum experience practicing operational psychology within the DoD or other federal, state or local agencies.
  • Experience with government or corporate personnel psychology assessment and selection activities.
  • Former Military Service Preferred but not necessary.
  • Experience with psychological assessment, behavioral evaluation,  behavioral research, organizational effectiveness land leader development, operational psychology, performance enhancement and training, and industrial or organizational psychology.
  • Ability to show completion of an APA-approved internship, residency in clinical psychology, or an internship or residency
  • Ability to maintain a current license to practice psychology in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
  • Possess a current TS/SCI Security Clearance


  • Be proficient and knowledgeable on the various intelligence assets at the national and theater level
  • Possess strong communication and negotiating skills


The duties of this position are performed in a climate controlled office environment. International travel and overnight stays will be required.


Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is seeking Operational Psychologist professionals to support work for a Department of Defense client in the Washington D.C. area.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;   and

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