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Senior Interior Designer

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Potomac
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Interior Designer applications will be submitted to the Installation Management Office job posting.

Job Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Installation Management Officers oversee programs, coordinate facility operations, and provide customer support. They manage construction, design, operations, and maintenance contracts. They perform space planning, technical studies, and analysis, and manage workforce support activities. They serve as customer support representatives for facility services and provide quality assurance for facility contracts. They also manage Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) services and contracts.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serves as a Senior Interior Designer in the Space and Interiors Division (SIOI) within the Installation Operations Office (SIO). Responsible for planning, design, and review of new and/or extension, conversion or modernization of existing interiors of NGA core sites. Perform services relative to interior spaces including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics. Possesses specialized knowledge of interior construction, building systems and components, building codes, equipment, materials, and furnishings. Ensures building standards are incorporated into designs that align with the original design intents of NGA. This encompasses building specifications including: building finishes, furniture layouts, furniture types (free-standing and system), and miscellaneous designs such as art and graphic displays. Works with customers daily to provide expert advice on interior design principles for such diverse projects as large administrative offices, dining areas, physical fitness center, exhibition displays, and medical area. Supports efforts to standardize/refresh furniture across the footprint and make final decision on future furniture procurements.

Upon placement into this position, the incumbent will receive notification of DAWIA certification requirement for a Level-I Career Field Installation Management Officer as required by the CAE Office and SIO leadership. The incumbent will have one year to complete this certification requirement.

Candidates must be able to react to quickly changing requirements and priorities. Candidates must be able to work independently with minimal supervision; possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and have strong organizational skills. There is an infrequent requirement to travel to other core NGA sites.

Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement.

Experience that provided a basic knowledge and understanding of interior design and the design process. Experience may have been gained in work such as interior design assistant or technician, architectural drafting, space planning, furniture/furnishings design, or other positions that require the practical application of design principles in a structured design process. The work of crafts persons or hobbyists in the following fields is not qualifying: painting, fiber art, weaving, woodworking, carpet installing, etc.

Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:

* Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.

You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

Mandatory Qualifications

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

* Experience providing recommendations to customers on the selection and design of essential items of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E).

* Experience preparing Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) sketches or detailed plans showing color schemes, furniture, furnishings and wall decor for all projects requiring interior design services.

* Experience performing architectural surveys, collecting requirements, and interfacing with government project managers, building maintenance contractors, general contractors, or other personnel.

* Experience with commercial design industry product categories. (e.g., furniture, fabrics, flooring, interior building products, interior finishes and technology trends).

* Demonstrated knowledge and skills to specify ergonomic and sustainable Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) that produce functional, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective environments based on requirements.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in installation management, coordination of facilities operations, or a related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in installation management, coordination of facilities operations, or a related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required for this position; see Position License and Certification Requirements below for additional details.

Highly Desired Qualifications

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

* Major study -- interior design or other field that included and passage of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination.

* Experience in Government contract management.

* Proficiency with graphics software systems including: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, and REVIT.

* Maintained art, graphics, branding, and building signage inventory and selected replacements to sustain the architectural interiors aesthetic integrity for an organization.

* Developed and maintained interior design related building standards, processes, procedures, forms and documentation, to improve quality and efficiency.

Additional Job Requirements

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

Band 03 $72,030 - $133,465

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

Cover Letter

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.

Who may apply

External Applicants Only

How to apply

Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

How will I be evaluated?

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,

* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,

* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Conditions of Employment

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)

* Polygraph Test Required

* Position Subject to Drug Testing

* Two Year Probationary Period

* Direct Deposit Required

DCIPS Disclaimer

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.

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