Holistic Health and Fitness (HF Cognitive Performance Specialist (CPS Job at Serco Inc., Fort Eustis, VA

  • Serco Inc.
  • Fort Eustis, VA

Job Description

Are you passionate about health and fitness and ready to make a significant impact in the lives of those who serve our country? Come be a part of the US Army’s groundbreaking Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) program. H2F is dedicated to improving not just the physical fitness, but the overall well-being of soldiers at all levels.


Serco is seeking current incumbents and qualified Cognitive Performance Specialists of all levels to apply from across the US to be considered for positions upon contract award.


As a Cognitive Performance Specialist at Serco, you will be a key member of the Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Human Performance Team (HPT), playing a crucial role in the US Army's transformative approach to soldier readiness and well-being. This position is at the forefront of a cultural shift in the Army, focusing on both the physical and non-physical aspects of soldier performance. You will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing innovative programs that enhance mental readiness and cognitive performance of soldiers. This role requires a unique blend of skills in sport psychology, mental coaching, and resilience training, aimed at improving the individual and team performance of soldiers within Brigade (BDE), Battalion (BN), and Company levels.


You will be working with a group of professionals, dubbed H2F Human Performance Teams (HPT), including physical therapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers on embedded teams within the brigades. You will be instrumental in empowering soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being, thereby contributing to the overall effectiveness and readiness of the total Army. This position offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for those passionate about making a significant impact in overall soldier health.


In this role, you will:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining Mental Readiness Programs, ensuring consistent and effective delivery of services across the brigade (BDE).
  • Advise and collaborate with the Mental Readiness Director and other health professionals on program assessment, improvement, and monitoring.
  • Develop and execute cognitive performance optimization and mental readiness training within the BDE’s operational schedule.
  • Provide education, coaching, and mentoring to Soldiers on cognitive skills and mental readiness strategies to support mission execution and individual tasks.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of facilities and resources for government-approved courses and training.
  • Conduct literature reviews to keep the H2F Performance Team updated with the latest evidence-based research in mental readiness and cognitive performance.
  • Support research efforts and provide data and feedback to the Mental Readiness Director and brigade personnel development (PD).
  • Participate in in-service training and professional development opportunities within the H2F Performance Team.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • The ability to pass a NACI (Tier 1) to obtain access to U.S. Government facilities and systems.
  • Master’s degree or a Doctoral degree in Human Performance, Sport Psychology, Kinesiology/Exercise Science, or Counseling/Clinical Psychology from an accredited college or university (preferred).
  • Three (3) years of demonstrable accumulated experience within the past five (5) years as a mental performance coach or sport psychology practitioner with individual athletes and groups of athletes at the levels of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Collegiate, Olympic, professional sports, and/or Service Members in the accompanying, respective settings.
  • Licensure as a psychologist with a proficiency in sports psychology as recognized in Division 47 of the American Psychological Association or Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CCAASP) or ability to obtain the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) (formerly CC-AASP) certification within two (2) years of being hired.
  • Physical capability to lift and manipulate up to 45 pounds and withstand training demands in various weather conditions and terrains.
  • Ability to travel 10% as needed to support geographically dispersed units.


Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Active NACI.
  • One (1) year working directly with Service Members in a performance and/or resilience training and education setting is preferred.
  • Prior work with Service Members in a performance and/or resilience training and education setting is preferred.
  • Military service is desirable but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Teams).


Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active. Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.


If you are interested in supporting and working with our U.S. Military and a passionate Serco team, submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


Military Veterans and Spouses are encouraged to apply!


In compliance with state and local laws regarding pay transparency, the salary range for this role is $49,241.21 to $95,000.00; however, Serco considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.  

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. In North America, Serco’s 9,000+ employees strive to make an impact every day across 100+ sites in the areas of Defense, Citizen Services, and Transportation. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state, provincial and local governments, and commercial clients. While your place may look a little different depending on your role, we know you will find yours here. Wherever you work and whatever you do, we invite you to discover your place in our world. Serco is a place you can count on and where you can make an impact because every contribution matters.

To review Serco benefits please visit: . If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: careers@serco-na.com or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Candidates may be asked to present proof of identify during the selection process. If requested, this will require presentation of a government-issued I.D. (with photo) with name and address that match the information entered on the application. Serco will not take possession of or retain/store the information provided as proof of identity. For more information on how Serco uses your information, please see our Applicant Privacy Policy and Notice .

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email Agencies@serco-na.com .

Serco is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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