Interior Design and Space Planning Specialist
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Basic Education Requirements: Applicants must possess undergraduate or graduate education education with a major study 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 have taken and passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
In order to qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must meet one of the criteria listed below:
A. I possess one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: participating in project definition, work scheduling, contractor selection, and fee negotiation; interacting with senior management in the development, facilitation, and coordination of programming documents to acquire funding and project authorities; preparing and monitoring contracts and budgets to support interior design programs; preparing cost estimates for budget analysis, negotiation, and award of contracts and purchase orders for commodities and other services; and collaborating with team members and design leaders throughout all phases of design and documentation on a variety of project types ranging in size and complexity. -OR-
B. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or have completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree; or have obtained a LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled. NOTE: College transcripts must be included in your application package, if you are qualifying based on your education. -OR-
C. I possess a combination of experience and education as described in the above statement that equals to one full year of experience.
In order to qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the criteria listed below:
I possess one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: participating in project definition, work scheduling, contractor selection, and fee negotiation; interacting with senior management in the development, facilitation, and coordination of programming documents to acquire funding and project authorities; preparing and monitoring contracts and budgets to support interior design programs; preparing cost estimates for budget analysis, negotiation, and award of contracts and purchase orders for commodities and other services; and collaborating with team members and design leaders throughout all phases of design and documentation on a variety of project types ranging in size and complexity.
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; religious; 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.
Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.
NOTE: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.
The Interior Design Series, 1008 has a basic education requirement. Please reference the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) link below to access the education requirements for the Interior Design Series, 1008: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/interior-design-series-1008/
Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Pass/Fail Courses: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
Graduate Education: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.
Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Creative Thinking - Uses imagination to develop new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to problems; designs new methods where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or are unavailable.
- Customer Service - Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.
- Design - Knowledge of developing, producing, understanding, and using plans, blueprints, models, and maps, including the use of tools and instruments to produce precision technical drawings.
- Project Management - Applies principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and managing projects and resources, including technical performance.
- Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary but requires extended hours of performing detailed design reviews, drafting plans and drawings, and other production services. Semi-heavy lifting and bending are required in the handling of design documentation, including plans, specification volumes and finished materials, and installation of furnishings.
Work Environment: The work is accomplished primarily within an office setting. While working on site in facilities under construction or renovation, exposure to dirt, dust, and chemicals is expected and protection from these elements, for the most apart, are the responsibility of the designer. Read more Security clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes