qualify for this position you must meet one of the following:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-05 grade level
in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is the experience that
required the performance of work concerned with the design and alteration of
interior spaces to meet functional and aesthetic needs (i.e., 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.). ~OR~
One (1) full year of successfully
completed graduate level education 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. This education must
have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school,
junior college, college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
Equivalent combinations of experience and education as described above to meet
the total requirements for this position. This education must have been
obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior
college, college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level in the
coursework detailed above is fully qualifying. Applicants who wish to apply
under this provision must submit proof from their educational institution that
they meet one of the criteria listed below. To qualify for SAA, applicants must
have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in a curriculum
that is qualifying for the position to be filled and meet one of the following:
1. Rank in the upper
one-third of your class in the college, university or major subdivision.
2. A grade-point average of
"B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed
undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of
3. A grade point average of
"B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses
in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the
last two years of undergraduate study.
Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies)
recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of
recognized honor societies please visit http://www.achsnatl.org/quick_link.asp.
A Quality Ranking Factor*
has been requested by the facility to help determine which of the basically
qualified applicants are likely to be better qualified for a position. The
quality ranking factor for this position is: Completing the degree requirements to be awarded a degree in Interior Design OR passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCID) examination.
Ranking Factors are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker
characteristics which could be expected to result in superior performance on
the job. Quality ranking factors will not be used for screening,
but may be used as ranking criteria. Applicants with higher proficiency levels
may rank above those with lower proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position (Narrative
responses not required):
to analyze problems, identify significant factors and gather pertinent interior
in managing an interior design program in a large multifunctional healthcare
to communicate both orally and in writing
of the administrative laws, policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to
the administration of an interior design program
Work can vary from seated at a desk in front of a
computer to extensive walking throughout the campus; may require some lifting
(<25 lbs.), light furniture moving/rearranging, carrying catalogs, artwork,
samples, etc. Work may require driving to clinics as needed (+/- 4 hours each
way). The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate
controlled office environment, but can extend to construction sites and
healthcare environments requiring normal precautions, as well as retail
establishments and clinic sites.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written 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 after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.