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Interior Designer – North Chicago, Illinois
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 521317Start Date: 10/08/2021End Date: 11/02/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/01/2021. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position you must have 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. INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Undergraduate or Graduate education with a major in 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.
(for positions above GS-5): Experience that provided a basic knowledge and understanding of interior design and design process. Experience may have been gained in work such as interior design assistant or technician, architectural drafting, space planning, furniture/furnishing design, or other positions that require the practical application of design principles in a structured design process. The work of craftsperson’s or hobbyists in the following field is not qualifying painting, fiber art, weaving, woodworking, carpet installing, etc. In addition to the Individual Occupational Requirement above the following is the specialized experience or education to qualify for this position at the GS-9 or GS-11 grade levels. Specialized Experience GS-9: At least one (1) full year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience for this position would consist of: professional knowledge of, and experience in applying, the art, theories, principles, concepts, and design fundamentals of interior design; taking measurements, discussing client’s needs, preparing rough sketches and final drawings of building interior, contacting and obtaining information from vendors and preparing preliminary and final design plans for buildings; preparation of extensive and detailed cost estimates and reviewing these for accuracy, completeness and conformity with procurement laws and regulations; and experience in inspecting and tracking work in progress to ensure that the furniture and facility project is consistent with the final design documents. Experience may have been gained in performance of work concerned with the design and alteration of interior spaces to meet functional and aesthetic needs such as: 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; identifying, researching, and creatively solving problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment; 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; and 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. –OR–
Substitution of Education for Experience GS-9: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or successful completion of two (2) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, obtained in an accredited college or university, may be substituted to qualify for the grade 09, Interior Designer position. Master’s or equivalent graduate degree shall include 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. Transcripts Required.
Combination Education and Specialized Experience GS-9: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Interior Design position, which may be substituted to meet the experience requirements of the position. Transcripts Required. Specialized Experience GS-11: At least one (1) full year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience for this position would consist of: Experience and knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional interior design; experience working with a variety of interior design projects, requiring the application of a wide range of methods, techniques, and materials used in architectural and interior design, including construction knowledge and skill in preparing all necessary scaled architectural floor plans, space layouts, reflected ceiling plans, finish plans, working drawings, specifications, detailed drawings for custom work and furniture fabrication; up-to-date knowledge of sources, manufacturer materials and product innovations to ensure design selections are available and current; experience preparing and maintaining interior design budget; ability to use multiple criteria to determine design selections – durability and maintainability, infection control, function and efficiency and design based research to create healthy healing environments for hospitals and clinics.
Substitution of Education for Experience GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, obtained in an accredited college or university which may be substituted for specialized experience to qualify for this grade 11, Interior Design position. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree shall include 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. Transcripts Required.
Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Interior Designer may be used to meet the experience requirements for this position. NOTE: Only education in excess of 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education may be used to qualify at the grade 11 level. Transcripts Required. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Creative ThinkingCustomer ServiceDecision MakingPlanning and EvaluatingProduction and Processing For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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