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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Interior Designer in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary The incumbent Interior Designer/Space Coordinator performs technical, administrative or professional work involving managing, administering, operating or supporting services and programs related to the operation and safety of Federal facilities. Designs building interior environments to promote healing, safety, health and welfare for the Veteran and/or employee productivity and satisfaction. Responsibilities Duties for this position include but are not limited to: serves as a technical authority on space design and management, utilizing the SEPS space planning and/or design software package. responsible for participating in space planning as it relates to organizational needs, including space management for anticipated construction projects, their scopes and phases as it affects the personnel and services within the space undergoing projects. responsible for providing information on changes in space to the Engineering Department representative responsible for maintaining and updating the space file for the Medical Center. Coordinates the transition of work as necessary, including coordination of building modification (example: alternate location to mount dispensers) and all other actions necessary to facilitate a smooth transition. develops the interior/exterior signage and wayfinding plan for the facility to comply with "VA Signage Guide" on the Technical Information Library (TIL). Works with direct supervisor to determine priorities and utilize an annual interior design budget in recurring funds and budgeting projects that may involve millions of dollars in non-recurring funds. creates designs, investigates client's needs and furnishes buildings and medical facilities. At times designs will be completed with little/no access to guideline(s) for reference. service as technical authority to all interior design, space and environmental utilization. Investigates and documents and documents client needs for interior design. Analyzes needs, proposes options, and develops specific solutions. Designs building interior design environments to promote employee productivity, health and welfare, veteran's health and welfare, and health and welfare of the public. will be a Chair of the Healing Environment Committee and will support the mission of the committee to provide leadership to foster a change in culture, focusing on healing and nurturing the body, mind and spirit of our Veterans and other customers; focusing on architectural layout and design conducive to health and healing. Develops a master interior design plan for the Medical Center by coordinating all aspects of the program. This includes the coordination of paints and wall coverings, floor and ceiling materials, lighting, furniture, furnishings, and accessories, artwork, signage and graphics, draperies and window treatments, cubicle curtains, bedspreads and blankets. maintains good working relationships with numerous and varied commercial vendors to assure that functional, current and modern design concepts are available for application or consideration at this facility. Rapid changes in the field of design dictate an on-going relationship with all facets of the industry. consultant, advisor, specifier, planner and designer of all spaces in new and/or renovated construction program beginning with the earliest drawings provided by Architects, Engineers and/or contracted consultants. Influences design of new construction from conception through activation by in depth knowledge of user requirements and availability of furnishings/spaces to satisfy these needs. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Compressed/Flexible: Second Thursday 7:30 am -4:00 pm & Second Friday Off. Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Interior Designer/PD303750 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Bargaining Unit Status: No Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/03/2021. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Basic Requirements - Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements. Individual Occupational Requirement: To qualify for the Interior Designer position, you must possess an Undergraduate or Graduate 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 (NCIDQ) examination; OR, Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): 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 must provide a legible copy of your transcripts reflecting coursework, grades and hours earned and degree conferred date. In addition to the Basic Requirements and Time-In-Grade requirements, applicants must meet one of the following: Specialized Experience - Applicants must have one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Interior Designer position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as performing 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. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. OR, Substitution of Education - Applicants may substitute education for the required specialized experience. To qualify based on education for the GS-11 grade level, you must have a 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. (You must provide a legible copy of your transcripts reflecting coursework, grades and hours earned and degree conferred date, if applicable.) OR, Combination of specialized experience and education: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond a Master's degree. (You must provide a legible copy of your transcripts reflecting coursework, grades and hours earned and degree conferred date, if applicable.) Attention to DetailCommunicationsPlanning and EvaluatingProject 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: 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. Work require some lifting For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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