Interior Designer Job in San Antonio, Texas – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Interior Designer – San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 561814
Start Date: 01/12/2022
End Date: 02/03/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/02/2022. 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 Education-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 Specialized Experience : 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. 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: plans, specifics, writes procurements packages, supervises installation and acts as the contracting officer’s representative for all furniture procurements; provides plans, consultation, advice specifications, and designs for virtually all spaces involved in new construction and/or renovation; reviews Architect/Engineer submittals for compliance; maintains a schedule of short and long range interior improvement projects for the facility through the interior design plan and other programs to identify existing and future project needs; working within the operating budget, preparation of floor plans and space layouts, finish schedules, presentation boards and submittals, and accurate cost estimates; maintains an effective rapport with design-industry vendors and/or representatives; manages an interior design file system that includes drawings, specifications, budgets, project information, government contracts, requests for interior design services, and regulations pertaining to interior design; manages a resource library of catalogs for furniture, materials, finishes, and all other design-related items, that are appropriate by ensuring they contribute to infection prevention, long term maintenance and sustainability goals for a healthcare environment. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. 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 graduate. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Contract AdministrationCustomer ServiceDatabase Management SystemsDesignOral CommunicationProject Management Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting/carrying (45lbs and over), may involve pulling, pushing, reaching, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, repeat bending, climbing and use of arms and legs. Ability for rapid coordination, operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, new and far vision, depth perception, and ability to distinguish colors and shades are requirements. Environmental factors include: outside/inside work, with a variety of heat or humidity, dust, slippery/uneven surfaces, and working around machinery. You may be asked to work independently or with a group with irregular work hours. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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