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Interior Designer

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted: May 06, 2019
  • $75,515 to $98,176 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Interior Designer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

  • ##### Open & closing dates
05/03/2019 to 09/30/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 11
  • ##### Salary
$75,515 to $98,176 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Palo Alto, CA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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The incumbent of this position will serve as an Interior Designer.
The incumbent is assigned the multiple, complex and frequently
urgent design projects undertaken by the Office of Facility Planning
and Development, Procurement Section. Incumbent has full
responsibility for developing and continuing an interior
design/decoration program for all areas of VAPAHCS. The incumbent
works as a technical expert with technical independence under the
general supervision of the FF& E Manager.
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Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00- 4:30 pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD\#: 6127-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited
to :
  • Established and periodically updates a resource library of
furnishing, office furniture, draperies, wall coverings, floor
coverings, finishes, colors, fabrics, etc. from vendors and
  • Prepares and oversees vendor sketches, perspectives or detailed
plans to scale showing color schemes, furniture, furnishings and
wall decor for all projects requiring interior design services.
  • Monitors, modifies and maintains an overall directional graphics
and standardized signage system for the health care system.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
1008 Interior Design
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time-in-grade restrictions MUST be met by the closing
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
Physical Requirements:
The incumbent will be conducting inspections and surveys of
construction sites with a need for physical agility to access
unfinished buildings and wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
The incumbent must have the ability to work within an environment of
conflicting deadlines and shifting priorities. The incumbent may be
required to work evenings and weekends, as well as perform
infrequent over night travel to meetings and conferences.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019
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. 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.
This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill,
knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and
essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective
Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent
minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it
are ineligible for further consideration.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is:
Experience in Hospital or health care facility interior design
Basic Requirement:
Degree: 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)
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
  • Performing services relative to interior spaces, including
programming, design analysis, space planning aesthetics, using
specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems
and components, building codes, equipment, materials, and
  • 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 with in 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, the applicant
must also possess:
Specialized Experience: Applicants 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: .
  • Prepares and oversees vendor sketches, perspectives, or detailed
plans to scale showing color schemes, furniture, furnishings,
and wall decor for all projects.
  • Creates furniture layout and design related to both interior
design service requests and for interior design project support
for activation to make spaces usable for clients.
  • Establishes and updates a resource library of furnishing, office
furniture, draperies, wall coverings, floor coverings, finishes,
colors, fabrics, etc from vendors and suppliers.
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for
the GS- 11 level. For education to qualify, applicants must possess
a Ph.D or equivalent graduate degree OR have completed 3 full years
of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
graduates's degree in a major field of study which provided the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of
the position.
GS-11 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required
education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the
first 18 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the
percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two
percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to
qualify at the GS-11. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester
hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education
required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e.
50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required
experience for the position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Architecture
  • Communications
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Design
  • Project 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 ...

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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