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POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

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Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach (LSCC)


The Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach will provide direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership for the execution contract strength and conditioning services at the assigned location.

The Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach will:

  • Serve in an advisory role to the Brigade Program Director on physical performance optimization.
  • Engage in the administration of effective strength and conditioning training programs designed to maximize the physical performance and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries of Brigade personnel.
  • Develop and maintain favorable lines of communication within the assigned Brigade and Battalion leadership and participate in associated training and other meetings.
  • Coordinate, execute, and manage approved physical performance optimization programs within the framework of the unit’s training/operational schedule, battle rhythm, and culture.
  • Develop and recommend evidence-based, periodized strength and conditioning programs focused on unit mission and individual Soldier tasks that are synchronized and integrated with unit training/operational schedule, battle rhythm, and culture.
  • Provide recommended and approved instruction and guidance to Soldiers and the Brigade leadership on physical strength and conditioning and injury prevention in coordination with the H2F Performance Team.
  • Coach and mentor Strength and Conditioning Coaches, unit fitness leaders, and other program stakeholders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master’s degree, at a minimum, from an accredited university or college in exercise science, health science, or physical education-related discipline.
  • A passing score from the Board of Certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).
  • Two years of relevant work experience within the last five years to include developing and executing task and environment specific functional injury control and health/wellbeing programs for groups of athletes or DoD/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice entities focused on common sport mission or performance goal.
  • Certification in basic life support (BLS) for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross with automated external defibrillator (AED) certification. Certification cards must display the American Heart Association or American Red Cross emblem. Web-based classes do not meet required standards.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of military lifestyle through personal and/or professional experience - in depth understanding about the military culture and the command structure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage multiple priorities, illustrates attention to detail, and shows evidence of being conscientious regarding deadlines

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours as needed in order to properly serve and assist clients. Work is generally performed austere environment and terrain (outdoors, ranges, field training environments) where there is may be exposure to uncommon working conditions.
  • Travel may be required in order to accomplish mission goals to include evenings and weekends with the ability to use all modes of transportation.
  • Must be able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.




Strength and Conditioning Coach (SCC)


Strength and Conditioning Coaches will develop strength and conditioning programs to maximize soldiers’ physical performance and reduce risk of injury and will be integrated into H2F teams that include other healthcare professionals. The coaches will be assigned to designated brigades but may be required to travel with their units during training. One of the aims of the program is to provide forward musculoskeletal care, including injury prevention.

Strength and Conditioning Coaches will:

  • Develop, execute and recommend evidence-based, periodized strength and conditioning programs focused on unit mission and individual soldier tasks that are synchronized and integrated with unit training/operational schedule, battle rhythm, and culture.
  • Submit strength and conditioning programs, with quantified training loads for approval.
  • Track Soldier/unit profession on a regular basis and recommend opportunities for program improvement.
  • Coach and mentor unit fitness leaders and Army master fitness trainers.
  • Provide guidance to Soldiers and unit leadership on physical strength and conditioning and injury prevention in coordination with the H2F Performance Team.
  • Identify and direct Soldiers with an apparent new or undiagnosed medical condition to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and treatment.
  • Participate in quality assurance and training programs to ensure they are aligned with industry standards.
  • Participate in periodic meetings to review H2F physical training programs and provide recommendations and feedback on soldier and unit progression.
  • Develop lines of communication within unit leadership, including participating in associated training and other meetings.
  • Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment.
  • Coordinate scheduling of facilities for courses, training, and classes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an accredited exercise science, health science, or physical education-related discipline.
  • Certification by the NSCA as a CSCS or by the CSCCa as a SCCC.
  • Two years of work experience within the last five years developing and executing injury control and health/well-being programs for groups of athletes or Department of Defense/Department of Homeland Security/Department of Justice entities focused on a common sport or mission performance goal.
  • Certification in basic life support (BLS) for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross with automated external defibrillator (AED) certification. Certification cards must display the American Heart Association or American Red Cross emblem. Web-based classes do not meet required standards.
  • Initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity to relate to a variety of Soldiers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to operate a computer using Microsoft office suite to include ability to operate unit SharePoint sites.
  • Ability to hike in austere environment and terrain (e.g., rocky, no running water, no shelter, no bathroom, no climate control, inclement weather) while carrying a backpack with necessary supplies on occasion (less than 20% o time).
  • Must be able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.




Cognitive Performance Specialist (CPS)


The Cognitive Performance Specialist will provide education and tailored training programs for individuals and teams, operationalizing resilience core competencies, identifying and cultivating mental skill sets to help soldiers perform during physical, technical, and tactical training in preparation for combat operations, garrison, and life stressors. These specialists address mental barriers to physical performance by focusing on stress and emotional regulation; normalize physiological responses to stress; conduct tactical breathing and arousal regulation; and provide cognitive/learning strategies. The Cognitive Performance Specialists will advise the commander on the implementation of cognitive enhancement programs and will document all work performed and provided to soldiers.

The Cognitive Performance Specialist will:

  • Train and educate soldiers in goal setting, performance profiling, visualization, performance development, and planning.
  • Provide information about mental performance, exercise and sports psychology factors in sports, exercise, and physical activity.
  • Assist and advise in matters relating to mental performance, exercise and sports psychology.
  • Identify and cultivate existing mental skill sets to assist Soldiers in performing optimally during physical, technical, and tactical training in preparation for combat operations, garrison, and life stressors.
  • Recognize and address mental barriers to physical performance by focusing on stress and emotional regulation; normalizes physiological responses to stress, to include combat situations; conducts tactical breathing and arousal regulation, team cohesion, imagery, and provides cognitive/learning strategies.
  • Participate in periodic meetings to review human performance training provided to soldiers and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Attend and participate in meetings with the H2F Performance Team. Collaborate with the H2F Performance Team staff to enhance the quality and effectiveness of mental and human performance development.
  • Conduct literature reviews to ensure H2F Performance Team stays current with the provision of care.
  • Support research conducted in coordination with H2F Program.
  • Collect and report data in support of cognitive performance optimization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) in human performance, kinesiology, or exercise science, and/or sport sciences with a specialization in sport psychology.
  • Must have five years or more of experience as a mental performance coach or sport psychologist with individual athletes and groups of athletes at the levels of NCAA Collegiate, Olympic, professional sports, and soldiers.
  • Certification as a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) is desired.
  • Must be capable of properly lifting and manipulating loads or weights up to 25 kilograms and capable of meeting physical demands of training with soldiers, including the ability to hike over rough terrain, function in austere environments to observe soldier training evolutions and to conduct training and education.