Interior Designer Job in Temple, Texas – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for an Interior Designer in Temple, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Interior Designer – Temple, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 498587
Start Date: 11/30/-0001
End Date: 11/30/-0001

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/09/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Individual Occupational Requirements: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — interior design or other field that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in interior design, interior architecture, or interior environmental design; or passage of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. OR General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a basic knowledge and understanding of interior design and the design process. Experience may have been gained in work such as interior design assistant or technician, architectural drafting, space planning, furniture/furnishings design, or other positions that require the practical application of design principles in a structured design process. The work of crafts persons or hobbyists in the following fields is not qualifying, painting, fiber art, weaving, woodworking, carpet installing, etc. Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that required the performance of work concerned with the design and alteration of interior spaces to meet functional and aesthetic needs such as: Identifying, researching, and creatively solving problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment; Performing services relative to interior spaces, including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics, using specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings; Preparing drawings and documents relative to the design of interior spaces in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public; Coordinating and integrating the mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering disciplines within the interior context; Managing projects, developing cost estimates, evaluating bid proposals, reviewing construction documents, participating in on-site construction visits, conducting pre- and post-occupancy evaluations, developing standards for efficient space management, etc. GS-11 Grade determination: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Identifies most economical and efficient procedures for interior building design and performance considering all functional and aesthetic requirements, and performs in-house design, coordinating with architects, engineers, or construction inspector to assure that all technical areas are covered; Conducts investigations of project sites to determinate condition of interior structures to be renovated and essential data prior to incorporating relevant features into design consideration solution; Reviews work of architect/engineer firms to ensure design excellence and compliance with regulations and established specifications by using in depth knowledge of user requirements and Interior Architectural Standards such as OSHA requirements, American Disability Act, building codes, life safety codes and VA Standard Details Architectural H-08-4 and Space Criteria H-08-9; Performs professional review, assessment, and guidance through the comparative analyses of design development documents, including the resolution of design problems; Manages projects developing cost estimates, evaluating bid proposals, reviewing construction documents, reviews and approves shop drawings and samples to assure they are consistent with design concept, monitors contractors and suppliers’ progress, and serves as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) in supervising interior construction projects; Develops a furniture replacement program for the facility which includes scheduling areas for replacement and for upgrading and determining the proper furnishing and accessories necessary to complete the interior design scheme for this area; Coordinates and manages the Interior Design program for the function and aesthetic enhancement of the therapeutic environment and support spaces that is functionally appropriate to promote patient care; Originates orders for the purchase of furnishings and all other interior design-related accouterments for Interior Design projects which includes but is not limited to annual scheduled projects and activation of multi-million dollar construction projects. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. *Note- Major study must be interior design or other field that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in interior design, interior architecture, or interior environmental design; or passage of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond 2 years of graduate level education. Combination of education and experience will be computed by first determining the applicant’s total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant’s education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Architecture Design Infrastructure Design Technology Application Reading Explanation of qualifying experience and physical requirements for this position are listed in the education section of this announcement.

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