Possess one (1) year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal
service. Specialize experience is 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 the
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 exterior 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., creating designs and furnishes
building/medical facilities; prepares visual aids, architectural
drawings/sketches; analyzes needs, proposes options and develops specific
solutions; performing surveys of buildings; conducts interviews with management
to define scope of work; advises on ergonomic issues/employee accommodation
products and agency responsibility; prepares scaled layouts and detailed and
custom drawings, using Layout CAD software; working with contractors in the
development of space; utilizing cost estimating knowledge to develop budget
information; verifying costs submitted by contractors are reasonable and fair;
reviewing subsequent change orders and provide technical assistance.
least 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree 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 examination (NCIDQ).
(COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
equivalent combinations of creditable specialized experience as describes above
and more than two years of graduate education as described above which totals
at least one year. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
You will be
rated on the following Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other characteristics
(KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
to create designs and investigates client needs.
to provide advice and service for interior design space planning functions.
to prepare interior design plans.
to serve as an engineering service liaison.
to monitor cost and budget.
The work can
normally be done while seated, as at a drawing board or computer keyboard.
Frequent walking is required during field surveys and installation of project
work. The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate
controlled office and requires normal safety precautions, particularly while at
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.